Healthy Pregnancy: A Healthy Baby and a Healthy You
Preparing for a new baby can feel both exciting and overwhelming. Taking a few small steps to stay healthy can help you and baby both get off to a great start.
Planning for your Pregnancy
- Before Pregnancy If possible, 3 months before becoming pregnant start to take a prenatal vitamin or a multivitamin with folic acid (after consulting your doctor)
- Within the first 12 weeks
Schedule your first prenatal visit
- 3-6 weeks after baby arrives
Have a postpartum check-up
Be sure to inform your doctor about any feelings of sadness or depression.
Receive Tips Along the Way
Expecting and new moms can receive valuable tips and reminders for a healthy pregnancy and baby by:
- Texting text the word "baby" (or "bebe" to receive messages in Spanish) to 511411.
- Clicking the image below