is very helpful for expecting parents to resolve all the queries regarding
childbirth and development of child. Read on to know in detail about prenatal
When a would-be mother waits for the arrival of her first
baby, she has lots of questions and anxieties in mind. There are diverse
feelings of joy and fear. Prenatal
counseling helps the mother to identify her potencies and confidence so that
she is prepared for the birth of her child mentally and physically as well.
This boosts her up and she deals with the labour pain effectively and copes
with the doctor well.
Prenatal counseling is extremely important and useful in
first time pregnancy and should be taken even along with the childbirth
classes. However, this counseling
also helps prepare for second and third child birth and it can be taken instead
of the classes designed for childbirth. It has been observed that anxiety and
fear during childbirth hampers and disrupts the smooth flow of labour.
Benefits of Prenatal
increased confidence and relaxation
- Helps encourage mother to cooperate
- Deepens prenatal bonding
- Helps overcome the fears of labour and childbirth
- Helps find ways to cope with the labour
- Reduces the time and pain
- Helps in faster childbirth
- Helps prepare the mother for any delivery problems
- Discussion about birth
defects prepares well
- Mother gets scientific and technical information
When is Prenatal
Counseling Extremely Important?
Prenatal counseling is helpful in all types of pregnancies.
However, if you want to have scientific and technical information about
everything related to childbirth like genetics, types of genetic diseases,
birth defects and pregnancy
over age 30, get an appointment with a good counselor.
Knowing about Genetics
With the help of prenatal counseling you can learn how
traits and characteristics get transferred from parents to children. Genetics
is the guide to inheritance. The counselor will help you learn about the possibilities
of the diseases that your child can inherit and what can be done to prevent the
Knowing about Birth Defects
Birth defects are any physical change or health problem that
is present in the child from the time of birth. Birth defects can be non
effective and the child with act just like any other child. But at the same
time it cannot be denied that it can be severe and cause several problems at
the time of birth and may be throughout life too. There are various genetic and
environmental causes of birth defects. Prenatal counseling may help mother to
know about it and take remedial measures for preventing it in child.
Pregnancy Over the Age of 30
Most of the women wait till late to have children because of
many reasons like late marriage, career problems, settlement and others.
However, all of these women are aware that there can be problems at the time of
pregnancy and childbirth. Here prenatal counseling helps them overcome the fear
and anxiety and take care of themselves and their unborn child in a better way.
What Happens at Prenatal
If you are anxious about what happens in the prenatal
counseling sessions, you should be aware of that. In fact, the counselor will
ask you few questions about you, your partner, your family, health history of
your family and birth defects. If you are not well aware, find out from
relatives and other family members.
The counselor will help you understand the risks,
benefits and limitations of the tests that are carried out during pregnancy.
You can also ask questions and clear any and all doubts you have regarding
childbirth and development of your child. The session can be from 20 – 60
minutes and will definitely help you positively.