Tasks of antenatal clinics are listed below. Provide the expectant mother with information and guidance regarding the pregnancy, childbirth and care of the newborn. Offer a wide range of psychosocial support and identify the need of such support; attention should be paid to - the life situation and well-being of the parents and the whole family, as well as factors contributing to or possibly decreasing the quality of life - the changes in family relations and resources brought about by the baby. - Identify any health risks to the foetus or mother so that any problems can be duly attended to, either at the antenatal clinic or by specialist intervention. - Provide routine care of various illnesses and complaints. - Identify situations which require specialist health care.