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HAVING A BABY?
Whether you are pregnant or are planning to get pregnant, you will 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 your baby and yourself.
Some things you might do when you are pregnant could hurt your baby, such as smoking or drinking.
Some medicines can also be a problem, even ones that a doctor prescribed.
You will need to drink plenty of fluids and eat a healthy diet. You may also be tired and need more rest.
Your body will change as your baby grows during the nine months of your pregnancy.
Don’t hesitate to call your health care provider if you think you have a problem or something is bothering or worrying you.
The Importance of Prenatal Care
Prenatal care is the health care you get while you are pregnant. It includes your checkups and prenatal testing.
Prenatal care can help keep you and your baby healthy. It lets your health care provider spot health problems early. 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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