Antenatal care refers to health care assistance given during prenatal care is the care provided to women of childbearing potential during pregnancy by skilled health personnel especially nurses and midwives.

Traditional prenatal care is given to pregnant women and their children, according to the World Health Organization recommended periods of 4-5 prenatal visits to antenatal care clinic in Kiamumbi for pregnant women who do not have medical and at least three antenatal problems recommended, ideally with the first visit at the start of pregnancy, this number may vary depending on national and institutional policies.

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Regular use of prenatal care for pregnant women provides an opportunity for health workers to anticipate and manage complications of pregnancy to ensure maternal perinatal outcomes and acceptable conditions.

The main objective of prenatal care is to examine pregnant women for high risk of problems related to pregnancy as soon as possible and provide appropriate skilled care for women with high-risk pregnancies while maintaining to provide care suitable for women with a low-risk pregnancy. This "risk approach" is a management tool for improving care for maternal and child health.

Studies on the use of prenatal care among women in sub-Saharan Africa showed that 72% of pregnant women received prenatal care visits once or more times and 68% of them in Southeast Asia. Less than a third of pregnant women received prenatal care in Pakistan.

The very low maternal and infant morbidity and mortality reported for developed countries compared to figures high in developing countries have been attributed to the increased use of modern maternal health services by the former.