Some helpful guidelines and information for your pregnancy:
An outline describing visits for typical prenatal care. Click here.
A list of medications that are safe to take in pregnancy. Click here.
Guidelines for food safety in pregnancy. Click here.
COMFORT DURING PREGNANCY
This document gives a different list of symptoms that you may be experiencing while pregnant. It also gives you the most likely reasons why you might be feeling that way, as well as things that might help you feel better. Click here.
SAFETY DURING PREGNANCY
This document includes many things that can make pregnancy a safe time for you and your unborn baby. It also includes a list of things that should be avoided during pregnancy. Click here.
COMMON TESTS DURING PREGNANCY
Diagnostic tests are a very important part of being pregnant. It allows the doctor to monitor everything with you and your baby by making sure everything is moving along smoothly. This document offers a variety of different test that the doctor may order to make sure everything is okay. Click here.
A GUIDE TO PRENATAL GENETIC TESTING
You can be tested during your pregnancy to learn more about your baby’s health before the baby is born. Your health care provider will talk about these tests with you and ask you to decide which tests you want. It is your choice whether or not to be tested. This document gives you some basic information about these tests to help you make the decision that is best for you. Click here.
FETAL KICK COUNTS
Monitoring fetal movement in the third trimester. Click here.
Preeclampsia is a disease that can happen suddenly during pregnancy, usually after 20 weeks or soon after delivery. Blood pressure can go dangerously high. Organs like the brain, liver, and kidneys can be affected. It can cause your baby to be born too early and other health problems for both you and your baby. Click here.
Get the Whopping Cough Vaccine While You are Pregnant. Click here.
PREGNANCY AND THE FLU SHOT
Getting flu can cause serious problems when you are pregnant. Even if you are generally healthy, changes in immune, heart, and lung functions during pregnancy make you more likely to get severely ill from flu. Click here.
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