The benefits of anenatal care in low intervention pregnancy
For pregnant mothers who are aiming to have low intervention pregnancies and births, it can seem tempting to skip regularly antenatal care check-ups. However, this can be counterproductive as antenatal care has been shown to reduce the chance of preterm birth and improve outcomes for both mother and baby. Here are some ways that antenatal care helps in low intervention pregnancies. Mutual risk assessment There has been a lot of research into the additional risks that can be placed on the mother and baby by lifestyle choices such as exposure to cigarette smoking, drinking alcohol and use of other drugs.