You want to take care of the baby, take a good care of yourself & Listen to your doctor advices for healthier lifestyle.1
Consult a healthcare provider whom you feel comforted with and ask him about all concerns you have regarding your health and your baby’s health as well. He/she will inform you about warning signs you have to watch closely to minimize the risk of pregnancy complications.
Further, she will help you in controlling your current medical conditions, such as high blood pressure and diabetes. She will also have a role in helping you in selecting the family planning method that best fits you after delivery. She will keep you informed about safe medications that can be used during pregnancy period. 1, 2
Eat well, drink plenty of water and get enough rest and specify some time for yourself. Quit your bad habits such as smoking, and avoid x-rays exposure. In case it is crucial, tell your dentist or doctor that you are pregnant so that extra precautions should be taken.1, 3
Always follow your doctor’s instructions & remember it’s okay to ask for help when you need it. Your partner, family or friends are there for you.
1. Your healthy pregnancy and baby care guide. Available at https://www.aetnabetterhealth.com/pennsylvania/assets/pdf/health-and-wellness/extra-programs/abhpa-baby-book.pdf Last accessed: 21/06/2019
2. https://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/pregnancy/conditioninfo/prenatal-care Last accessed: 21/06/2019
3. Prenatal care. Available at https://www.womenshealth.gov/a-z-topics/prenatal-care Last accessed: 21/06/2019