Antenatal Women should take the following measures

  1. Register with the nearest health center in the first trimester.
  2. At least 3 Ante-Natal Checkups are mandatory.
  3. Have blood pressure checked at each visit.
  4. Have blood and urine examined at 1st visit.
  5. Weight checkup at each visit is important to assure weight gain during pregnancy.
  6. Take two TT injections. TT1 when pregnancy is confirmed & TT2 after 1 month
  7. Take 1 tablet of iron and folic acid a day for at least 3 months.
  8. Consume variety of foods rich in nutrients.
  9. Use only adequate iodized salt.

To ensure this the following things are introduced:

  1. Antenatal cards are introduced.
  2. Mother and Child Protection Cards are introduced and used for the registration of every mother and child.
  3. Timely management of Gestational Diabetes. Notification for mandatory screening of pregnant mothers for diabetes issued on 23rd May 2011.