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Antenatal and childbirth Things that pregnant women need to know

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Antenatal and childbirth Things that pregnant women need to know

Antenatal care is important for pregnant women, and should be given early during pregnancy, ie when the pregnancy is known should not be more than 3 months after the last menstruation, to ensure the health of the baby and normal pregnancy. Until the mother safely gives birth to a child in good health. What are the procedures for antenatal care and childbirth in the hospital?


Here are some information

  • First antenatal care for pregnant women
  • Preparing for the first antenatal care the things you need to prepare are as follows
  • ID cards of mothers and fathers
  • Health history of childbirth
  • Congenital disease, drug allergy
  • Menstruation data

On the first antenatal exam, there will be a physical examination of pregnancy as follows.

  • Physical examination by an obstetrician
  • Blood tests to assess the health of the body Including various infections
  • Urine test and screening for gestational diabetes risk Urinary tract infection

However, on the first antenatal day you will be provided with a handbook on the procedure during pregnancy, a birth certificate, a card for the next appointment and birth programs.


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Pregnancy examinations by appointment

On the appointment date, please bring your pregnancy health record with you every time you come to the hospital. So the doctor can keep track of your history. The scheduled pregnancy examination will be collected for urine to screen for protein and sugar every time.

By the time of pregnancy examination appointments are as follows


Gestational Age Pregnancy Examination Appointment Examination Type
Less than 14 weeks 1 time / month - urine test, blood test
- Screening for bacterial infection
15-28 weeks 1 time / month - Blood test, diabetes screening, urine test
- amniocentesis for chromosome examination of the fetus
- 20-22 weeks for ultrasound examination To look at the sex and development of the baby
29-42 weeks 1 time / 2 weeks - blood tests
- Fetal movements
- Get vaccinated against influenza and tetanus.
- 30 weeks choose the way of delivery (Natural delivery / caesarean section)

The process of preparing for childbirth

When the delivery is due or if you have the following symptoms entering the labor period, like having labor pains every 5 minutes consecutively for 1 hour or pain along with symptoms such as walking, water flows out through the vagina in large quantities or have mucus from the vagina, come to the hospital immediately to prepare for child delivery.

To prepare for the birth certificate, be ready for the baby’s name, parents national ID card, house registration and marriage certificate and present it to hospital staff.

On the day of delivery, father can enter the operating room or the delivery room, but must comply with the specified conditions and refrain from recording video and audio while in the operating room.


Examination procedures after childbirth

Examination Time Examination Type
While recuperating after birth Check the wound after childbirth (After leaving the hospital 1 week)
29-42 weeks - Check the wound after birth
- Check amniotic fluid
- work of the uterus
- Cervical cancer screening
- Advice on contraception

For more information contact the Women's Health Center, 2nd floor, Nakornthon Hospital, Tel. 0-2450-9999, ext. 1167,1168. We are ready to serve mothers for pre-pregnancy preparation, antenatal care to childbirth with safety with a team of obstetricians-gynecologists, pediatricians and specialist nurses. Including postpartum service with quality.


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