Preventive Obstetrics

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P.G College Of Nursing, Bhilai
Sub: Obstetrics & Gynaecology
SEMINAR ON
PREVENTIVE OBSTETRICS

Submitted To: Submitted by MRS SEEMA SANTOSH MS.ASHWADI PILLAI
LECTURER, (OBG) M.SC.PREVIOUS

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INTRODUCTION- Obstetrics is largely preventive medicine , the age old concept that obstetrics is only antenatal, intranatal , and postnatal care, and is thus concerned mainly the technical skill, is now considered as a
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* To remove anxiety and threat associated with delivery. * To reduce maternal and infant mortality and morbidity. * To teach the mother elements of child care, nutrition, personal hygiene and environmental sanitation. * To sensitize the mother to the need for family planning including advice to cases seeking medical termination of pregnancy; and * To attend to the under-fives accompanying the mother.
The objectives are achieved by the following programme of health care services-
ANTENATAL VISITS-
IDEALLY-
1. To attend antenatal clinics ones a month during first 7th month of pregnancy. 2. To attend antenatal clinic twice a month during 8th month. 3. To attend antenatal clinic every week in 9th month.
CONSEQUENTLY, it is difficult for the mother who is working. In this case, a minimum of 3 visit covering the entire period of pregnancy should be the target, as below – * First visit at 20th week as soon as pregnancy is known. * Second visit at 32nd week * Third visit at 36th week
FOOTNOTES- MATHUR J.S. TEXTBOOOK OF PREVENTINE AND SOCIAL MEDICINE, SATISH KUMAR PUBLICATION , FIRST EDITION PG NO,-322.

In case a pregnant woman is not visiting antenatal clinics, then it is the duty of female field staff to pay home visit, which is the key for antenatal services. It is often the practise that pregnant women do not register at antenatal clinic nor pay regular visits and report in the hospital in urban areas for delivery with
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