Pregnancy and Childbirth

Prenatal Care

Prenatal care: Do's and Dont's

Do: See dioctor regularly, Eat healthy, Drink plenty of water,Get enough sleep (7-9 hrs), Get flu shot.

Don't: Smoke, Drink alcohol, Use illegal drugs, Eat swordfish (foods high in mercury), Use scented feminine hygiene.

Nutrition and Exercise

Nutrition: Eat red meat, Poultry, Green leafy veggies, Whole grain cereal, Beans, Ginger tea, Ginger ale.

Exercise: Walking for up to 30 mins, Swimming, Low impact aerobics, Dancing, Yoga, Stretching.

Trimesters

Childbirth

Dilation, Labor, Afterbirth

Dilation: Water breaks, cervix dilates, baby prepares to pass through vagina.

Labor: Deliver of baby from the mothers body either vaginal or c-section delivery.

Afterbirth: Delivery of placenta, umbilical cord, and amniotic sac out of mother's body after baby is born