What is antenatal care? When to start antenatal care?

Antenatal care is the care you receive from healthcare professionals during your pregnancy. When you first learn that you’re pregnant, get in touch with a doctor who specialises in pregnancy and birth (obstetrician) as soon as possible. Regular checks during your pregnancy can assist in identifying and reducing risks to either you or your baby. Antenatal visits also give you a chance to ask any questions and to talk about any issues that you are unsure about.