Prenatal and postpartum care should focus on the pregnant woman, the fetus/infant, and the family .
Objectives for the pregnant women include:
●Increase her well-being before, during, and after pregnancy and to improve her self-image and self-care
●Reduce maternal mortality and morbidity, fetal loss, and unnecessary pregnancy intervention
●Reduce the risks to her health prior to subsequent pregnancies and beyond childbearing years