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All mothers-to-be benefit from prenatal care.
Pregnant women who see a health care provider regularly
have healthier babies, are less likely to deliver prematurely,
and are less likely to have other serious problems related
The goal of prenatal care is to monitor the
progress of pregnancy and to identify problems before they
become serious for either mom or baby.
a Multivitamin Healthy foods, such as whole grains,
fruits and vegetables, are the best sources of vitamins
and minerals. But because it is sometimes hard to get all
the nutrients we need from food, all adults should take
one multivitamin per day.
The March of Dimes recommends
that all women of childbearing age take a multivitamin with
400 micrograms of folic acid every day, as part of a healthy
Preterm Birth - Babies born before 37 completed weeks
of pregnancy are called premature or preterm. In the United
States, 1 in 8 babies is born prematurely. Babies born preterm
are at risk for serious health problems. Those born earliest
are at greater risk of medical complications, long-term
disabilities and death.
The earlier a child is born, the less she will weigh, the
less developed her organs will be, and the more complications
she is likely to face. These babies may require care in
a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). These units have
specialized medical staff and equipment that can deal with
the multiple problems that premature infants face.