Pregnancy and Prenatal Care
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HAVING A BABY?
Here’s What to Expect
Whether you’re pregnant or are planning to get pregnant, you’ll want to give your baby a healthy start.
It’s important to have regular visits with your healthcare provider. These prenatal care visits are very important for both your baby and own health.
Smoking, drinking, and even the use of some prescribed medications could harm your developing baby. Talk to a Doctor about which medications are okay and which ones you should avoid.
It’s important to drink plenty of fluids and eat a healthy diet when pregnant. You may also be very tired and need more rest than usual.
Your body will go through many changes as your baby grows during the nine months of pregnancy. Always trust your instincts and don’t hesitate to call your health care provider if you think you have a problem, or if something is bothering or worrying you.
The Importance of Prenatal Care
Prenatal care is the health care you get while pregnant. It includes your checkups and prenatal testing.
Prenatal care can help keep you and your baby healthy by allowing your health care provider to spot health problems early on. Early treatment can cure many problems and prevent others.
Your doctor or midwife will give you a schedule for your prenatal visits. If you are over 35 years old or your pregnancy is high risk because of health problems like diabetes or high blood pressure, your doctor or midwife will probably want to see you more often.
You can also expect to see your health care provider more often as your due date gets closer.
Additional Resources for Parents
References & Sources
- Prenatal Care NIH HTTP://WWW.NLM.NIH.GOV/MEDLINEPLUS/PRENATALCARE.HTML
- Pregnancy and Medicines NIH HTTP://WWW.NLM.NIH.GOV/MEDLINEPLUS/PREGNANCYANDMEDICINES.HTML
- Pregnancy and Nutrition NIH HTTP://WWW.NLM.NIH.GOV/MEDLINEPLUS/PREGNANCYANDNUTRITION.HTML
- Fetal Health and Development NIH HTTP://WWW.NLM.NIH.GOV/MEDLINEPLUS/FETALHEALTHANDDEVELOPMENT.HTML
- Health Problems in Pregnancy NIH HTTP://WWW.NLM.NIH.GOV/MEDLINEPLUS/HEALTHPROBLEMSINPREGNANCY.HTML
- Prenatal Testing HTTP://WWW.NLM.NIH.GOV/MEDLINEPLUS/PRENATALTESTING.HTML
- General Health Problems in Pregnancy NIH HTTP://WWW.NLM.NIH.GOV/MEDLINEPLUS/HEALTHPROBLEMSINPREGNANCY.HTML
- Pregnancy and Diabetes NIH HTTP://WWW.NLM.NIH.GOV/MEDLINEPLUS/DIABETESANDPREGNANCY.HTML
- Pregnancy and High Blood Pressure HTTP://WWW.NLM.NIH.GOV/MEDLINEPLUS/HIGHBLOODPRESSUREINPREGNANCY.HTML
- Trimesters of Pregnancy Dept. of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health https://www.womenshealth.gov/pregnancy/youre-pregnant-now-what/stages-pregnancy
- Preeclampsia HTTP://WWW.WOMENSHEALTH.GOV/GLOSSARY/#PREECLAMPSIA
- Hemorrhoids HTTP://WWW.WOMENSHEALTH.GOV/GLOSSARY/#HEMORRHOIDS
- Real and False Labor HTTP://WWW.WOMENSHEALTH.GOV/PREGNANCY/CHILDBIRTH-BEYOND/LABOR-BIRTH.HTML
- Resources for Educating Pregnant Woman: HTTPS://WWW.NAL.USDA.GOV/FNIC/RESOURCES-EDUCATING-PREGNANT-WOMEN
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