Antenatal classes are a space for both you and your partner, providing you with the information you need to confidently prepare for the safe birth of your baby and life as parents.
Our Antenatal classes are offered free of charge at EHA Clinics and are usually fun and supportive.
Antenatal classes are offered on the first Saturday of every month. Attendance is either online or in-person across our communicated locations.
At these classes, you will:
- learn how to stay healthy throughout and after pregnancy
- learn how you and your partner can get ready for labour, birth and parenthood
- learn how to care for your newborn including feeding optionsy
- connect with other parents on the same journey as you
- have a safe opportunity to ask the Doctors and Nurses all your questions and concerns
Our Care Packages
Let us take care of you
Our care packages are designed and tailored to fit your needs. From antenatal care to postnatal care, we offer a wide range of services to ensure your pregnancy journey is safe.
We offer a multi-disciplinary approach to ensuring the health and safety of the mother and the unborn child throughout the exciting period of pregnancy. Let EHA Clinics be your partner through the journey of the miracle of life.read more
The postnatal care package has been curated to meet the goal of providing comprehensive, convenient and patient-centred care to postpartum mothers and their babies, including ways of avoiding preventable postpartum complications. This service is provided from the convenience of your home and is available at both Abuja and Kano EHA Clinics branches.read more
In addition to the mandatory tests you will undergo during your antenatal, see below some other recommended tests for a safe pregnancy.
The IONA® test is a non-invasive prenatal test for pregnant women which estimates the risk of a fetus having Down’s syndrome (T21), Edwards' syndrome (T18) and Patau’s Syndrome (T13).
- Safe: no risk of miscarriage
- Fast: results available in 8-10 working days from sample receipt in the laboratory
- Accurate: overall 99.8% detection rate
A cervical screening procedure used to detect potentially precancerous and cancerous processes in the cervix or colon.
- New methodology
- more accurate than conventional smear test
The PCR testing process helps detect the presence of bacteria or parasite that may cause you to have a sexually transmitted infection. PCR is a very reliable diagnostic tool because of its high sensitivity and specificity. This test requires a urine sample to be collected.
Power up with vitamins
The best way to get the vitamins and minerals you need is by following a healthy diet. However, during pregnancy your body might fall short on some of the key nutrients. It is important to take prenatal vitamins to ensure your baby is receiving the nutrients needed.
10 Ways to stay healthy during pregnancy
Maintain a Healthy diet
Maintaining a healthy diet is essential during pregnancy. Your baby needs the sufficient nutrients to grow healthy. You are encouraged to eat more fruits and vegetables, whole grains, calcium-rich foods and foods low in saturated fat. Make sure you avoid certain foods like raw or undercooked food, unpasteurized cheese and milk, and fish that are high in mercury.
Don't Forget your daily Vitamins
Make sure you take your prenatal vitamin prescribed to you on a daily basis. This is to ensure that your baby is getting the right amount of nutrients needed to grow well.
Drink lots of water
As a pregnant woman, you will need more water than you normally need. Aim at drinking not less than 4 liters a day.
Book and attend your antenatal checkups
It is best to register for an antenatal plan at your clinic.
Make sure you quit alcohol and smoking if you are planning to get pregnant, during pregnancy and while breastfeeding. Alcohol consumption increases the risk of having a baby with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder which causes abnormal facial features with severe behavioral and learning disabilities. Smoking is also associated with increased risk of sudden infant death syndrome, preterm birth and miscarriage.
Staying active in pregnancy is encouraged and can help maintain a smooth pregnancy and delivery. Make sure you confirm with your doctor to find out which exercise is best for you.
Some vaccines are recommended during pregnancy to prevent you from getting sick and increase any risk of complications to your and the baby. Some recommended vaccines include the Tetanus Toxoid and Flu shots. Ask your doctor about your vaccination status.
Get enough sleep
It is important that you get enough sleep (7-9 hours per day) daily. It is advised to sleep on your left side as this improves blood flow.
Try to reduce Stress
To maintain a healthy pregnancy and better birth outcomes, it is encouraged to avoid stressful situations as much as possible. Try to seek help from family members and friends when needed.
Plan your pregnancy
Make sure you are healthy before you plan to get pregnant. It is also important to consider your age before getting pregnant. Increased risk of having a premature birth is often associated with pregnancy earlier than 16 years and older than 40 of age.