Pregnancy Information


Vaccinations are an important concern for pregnant women. Get needed vaccines before becoming pregnant. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has clear guidelines for the use of vaccines during pregnancy. Review the list and be sure to discuss it with your doctor.


Weight gain during pregnancy is a concern for most expectant mothers. Being overweight or underweight during pregnancy may cause problems. Try to get within 15 pounds of your ideal weight before pregnancy. Remember, pregnancy is not a time to be dieting! Don't stop eating or start skipping meals as your weight increases. Both you and your baby need the calories and nutrition you receive from a healthy diet. Be sure to consult with your doctor about your diet.
(Click Pregnancy Weight Gain for more information on this topic.)


Avoid x-rays. If you must have dental work or diagnostic tests, tell your dentist or physician that you are pregnant so that extra care can be taken.


Your baby loves you, and you should show your baby that you love her or him, too. Give your baby a healthy environment to live in while you are pregnant. Infants and children require constant care and guidance. Their health and safety should be carefully watched at all times.


Get your ZZZZZZZZZ's. Be sure to get plenty of rest. Resting on your side as often as possible, especially on your left side, is advised, as it provides the best circulation to your baby and helps reduce swelling.
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