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Have a Healthy Pregnancy

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The Basics

See Your Doctor or Midwife Regularly

Plan on visiting your doctor or midwife at least every month for the first 7 months, and more often during the last 2 months. A midwife is someone who is trained to help women during childbirth and provide prenatal care.

Become a partner with your doctor or midwife to manage your care. Ask questions and discuss any issues related to your pregnancy. Find out all you can about how to stay healthy.

Don’t hesitate to call your doctor or midwife if something is bothering or worrying you. Sometimes physical changes can be signs of a problem.

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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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