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Have a Healthy Pregnancy


The Benefits

The biggest benefit of a healthy pregnancy is having a healthy baby. Women who get prenatal care have healthier babies and are less likely to deliver prematurely (early).

Doctors and midwives can find health problems sooner when they see mothers regularly. Early treatment can cure many problems and prevent others.

There are other benefits, too, such as:

  • Feeling less worried or tired
  • Preventing health problems like diabetes and heart disease

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Start Today: Small Steps
  • Ask your doctor if you should be taking a daily prenatal vitamin.
  • Write down all of your medical appointments in a calendar.
  • Print out these Fish Facts [PDF-148 KB] for pregnant moms and post them on your refrigerator.

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