Maternal Health and Well-being

American Academy of Pediatrics
November 14, 2022
This webpage includes the American Academy of Pediatrics’ recommendations and resources for supporting birthing people during the prenatal and postnatal periods.
pregnant woman with doctor

A prenatal visit is important, especially for high-risk expectant families. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends a pediatric prenatal visit during the third trimester to help establish a child’s medical home, as well as build a supportive and trusting family-pediatric relationship prior to the baby’s birth. During the postpartum period, infants are seen frequently by pediatricians, while expectant families are seen less frequently by their health care providers. This webpage includes resources for patient care and outlines the steps pediatricians can follow to improve maternal health and well-being care.

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Maternal Health and Well-being

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