Antenatal Care

What is Antenatal Care?

Antenatal care (ANC) is a means to identify high-risk pregnancies and care for women so that both the mother and the baby are healthy. At ANKH, we offer prenatal care through medical checkups, consisting of recommendations on managing a healthy lifestyle. Additionally, we provision of medical information such as maternal physiological changes in pregnancy, biological changes, and prenatal nutrition.

Why is Antenatal Care Important?

Antenatal care helps ensure a healthy pregnancy. It enables us to identify problems early on and helps prevent them from worsening. Antenatal care can also help to prepare mothers for childbirth and help them to establish a good relationship with their doctor.

If you are pregnant, you must schedule an appointment regularly throughout your pregnancy. This will allow us to monitor your baby’s health and development. 

At ANKH, we will provide you with information and support and answer any questions you may have.

Antenatal care is essential for protecting the health of women and their unborn children.

What does antenatal care consist of?

The minimum package of antenatal care services

Each visit should include care that is appropriate to the overall condition and stage of pregnancy and should include four main categories of care (with specific examples provided for each category):

Identification of pre-existing health conditions

For instance, we check for weight and nutrition status, anemia, hypertension, syphilis, HIV status, and much more.

Early detection of complications arising during pregnancy

For instance, we check for pre-eclampsia, gestational diabetes and much more.

Health promotion and disease prevention

For example, tetanus vaccine, prevention and treatment of malaria, nutrition counseling, micronutrient supplements, family planning counseling, and much more.

Birth preparedness and complication planning

For example, e.g., birth and emergency plan, breastfeeding counseling, antiretrovirals for HIV positive women and reducing mother-to- child transmission [MTCT] of HIV, and much more.

During Delivery and After

How we support you during delivery and after the baby is born

Every mother looks forward to their bundle of joy after a long pregnancy. The delivery period is a time that’s filled with both anxiety and excitement for parents. They are eager to see their newborn child but they also hope that no complications arise. At Ankh we provide support during delivery at any of our partnering hospitals.

After delivery, we also walk with you to ensure that both the mother and the baby are healthy and thriving.

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"One of the BEST women Clinic in Kenya. The doctors are thorough. My wife and I are happy with the care and follow up progress Dr. Onyambu has provided for her OBGYN needs. I recommend him highly and without reservation. Best to book an appointment beforehand."

~ Michael Momanyi

How to Book Appointments

Visit us for your next obstetrics and gynaecology consultation

Are you looking for a clinic that provides both gynecology and obstetric services? ANKH offers comprehensive care for women of all ages. We provide preventive and corrective services to ensure you get the best care possible.

You deserve a healthcare provider who takes a holistic approach to your health; that’s what we offer at Ankh. We want to help you maintain your health now and into the future. Fill out the form and we’ll reach out to you ASAP.

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