Journal of Health and Medical Sciences

ISSN 2622-7258

Published: 26 June 2020

Childcare Before Birth: The Role of the Pediatrician

Luiz Antonio Del Ciampo, Ieda Regina Lopes Del Ciampo

University of São Paulo (Brazil), Federal University of São Carlos (Brazil)

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10.31014/aior.1994.03.02.118

Pages: 216-222

Keywords: Puericulture, Childcare, Antenatal Care, Pediatric Health Care

Abstract

In all phases of their growth and development, from conception to senility, the human being counts on different care in health promotion and disease prevention offered by professionals through health care programs at different levels of care. Specifically in child health care, pediatricians have a fundamental role and their work, traditionally, starts from birth and develops for two decades, until their patient reaches adulthood. This article highlights a set of activities that the pediatrician can initially offer to the woman and the family, since the preconception period, and accompanying the entire pregnancy, called Antenatal Childcare.

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