Healthy You, Healthy Baby
Getting the right health care and making smart diet and exercise choices while you’re pregnant will help keep you – and your baby – healthy.
Start Taking Care of Your Baby Early with Prenatal Care
One of the most important things you can do for your baby is to start getting prenatal care within the first three months – or first trimester – of your pregnancy. This early part of pregnancy is a critical time for development – and it’s a time when your baby is most vulnerable. If you know you’re pregnant – or think you might be – call and make an appointment to see your health care provider.
During your pregnancy, you’ll see your provider often. In fact, you’ll see him or her more frequently the closer you get to your due date. You might be nervous before your very first prenatal visit, but know that this visit is a time to talk with your provider and get answers to your pregnancy questions.
What You Can Do Each Day to Have a Healthy Baby
Information and Resources on Pregnancy and Becoming a Parent
Tips and Other Pregnancy Information by Text
Get free text messages to help you through your pregnancy and your baby’s first year from text4baby. Just text the word “BABY” to 511411 to get started. You can also register online at text4baby.org.
Text4Baby is a free program of the National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition.