Antenatal care refers to the medical and nursing care recommend-ed for women before and during pregnancy.

The aim of good antenatal care is to detect any potential problems early, to prevent them if possible and to direct the woman to appropriate specialists, hospitals, etc. if necessary.

The availability of routine antenatal care has played an important role in reducing maternal death rates and miscarriages as well as birth defects, low birth weight, and other preventable infant problems.

At Nile Fertility Centre we offer a comprehensive modern antenatal care focused on the wellbeing of the expecting mother and her baby. This service is provided by a dedicated team of medical and midwifery staff with considerable experience in this specialty.

Our antenatal care generally consists of:

  • Monthly visits during the first 28 weeks of pregnancy.
  • Every two weeks from 28 to 36 weeks.
  • Weekly after week 36 until delivery.

At each visit women are usually given the opportunity to ask questions, discuss plans for delivery and given advice regarding diet, antenatal medications...etc.

At the first (booking) visit a detailed personal medical and family history is usually taken followed by general physical examination. Blood Pressure is measured and recorded at each visit. Relevant blood and other tests are also requested and may be repeated as necessary in subsequent visits.

Ultrasound Examination

Ultrasound assessment is essential in modern antenatal care. Ultrasound is considered relatively safe and has been used for over 35 years for monitoring pregnancy.

We use modern technically advanced Ultrasound equipment with facilities for producing 3&4 Dimensional (3&4D) images at high resolution thus making ultrasonic examination of the baby more accurate.

Ultrasound is Generally Used To:

  • Date pregnancy (Determine Due Date)
  • Diagnose multiple pregnancy (Twins, Triplets)
  • Check for birth Spina Bifida, Hare lip, major heart defects..etc.
  • Assess baby’s wellbeing
  • Determine the position of the placenta