Expectant Parent?

Things to know about your upcoming birth

DIET

Are you making sure to eat right?

It's very Important to maintain a healthy

and nutritious diet for your baby.

Things such as: Folic Acid,Iodine,Iron,Vitamin A, Zinc and Calcium

are important to consume for development of a healthy baby.


Exercise

Exercise can be beneficial to the discomfort of pregnancy and an easier, safer delivery.

THINGS TO STAY AWAY FROM

Caffeine

Women who consume at least two cups of regular coffee or five cans of caffeinated soda daily had twice the risk of miscarriage as those who consume no caffeine.

Nicotine

Maternal smoking has been identified as the single most important factor in low birth weight.

Alcohol

Prenatal alcohol exposure is the most common cause of mental retardation and the leading preventable cause of birth defects in the United States.

Each stage in prenatal development is important and highly influenced by the environment.

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Birth Plan

Have you thought about the day of the birth?

WIll you take epidural or will you have a natural birth?

These factors are important to think of before you go into labo.r