A Perspective in Antenatal Care: A Short Emphasis on Hydration, Essential Fatty Acids and Micronutrients
Mohammed Ayed Huneif1 and Ramadhan Oruch2*
1Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, Najran University, Najran, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
2Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, School of Medicine, Najran University, Najran, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
*Corresponding Author: Ramadhan Oruch, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, School of Medicine, Najran University, Najran, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Received: March 19, 2021; Published: May 11, 2021
Antenatal care of women is a vital issue with regards to health promotion for forthcoming infants. This type of medical care should start before the onset of a pregnancy. Antenatal care facilitates early and continuous assessment of the potential health risks during pregnancy both for pregnant women and their fetuses. To achieve this, especially in primigravida women, a complete medical history should be recorded at the first prenatal visit. Control of chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, and psychiatric ailments must be carried out. Healthy nutrition is important to re-enforce the immune system of pregnant women and thus aid their forthcoming infants to fight infection. The aim of this work was to pinpoint the significance of healthy nutrition to antenatal caregivers in different maternity stations, junior doctors at medical centers, medical and nursing students and also pregnant women per se.
Keywords: Pregnancy; Antenatal Care; Lipids; PUFAs; Micronutrients; Fat Soluble Vitamins; Reactive Oxygen Species; Antioxidants; Neural Tube Defects
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