Archive for August 19th, 2013

The Importance of Prenatal Care

Women health services

Did you know that babies of mothers who do not get prenatal care are around three times more likely to be born with a low birth weight? The importance of health care for women can not be understated, and it is highly recommended that pregnant women take advantage of the women health services offered around the United States.

For instance, a pap smear can detect abnormalities long before they can be seen by a doctor or felt by the patient herself. OBGYN doctors are actually professionals that devote their lives to prenatal care. They say that a prenatal diet high in protein or fat is bad, as it has been tied to heart disease, obesity and diabetes.

A pap smear can be performed as part of normal prenatal care. A p

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