Prenatal Care Health Center

Pregnancy and regular prenatal care require a firm commitment; you and your baby's health depend on this frequent care. During pregnancy, it is important to put your baby's health at the forefront of your mind. You may need to change your lifestyle, eating habits, exercise regimen and body image in order to maintain the wellbeing of your unborn child.

Although you will see a doctor regularly for prenatal care, it is your responsibility to take the necessary precautionary steps to keep yourself and your baby safe. Be open and willing to change your day-to-day lifestyle. Make sure your diet includes generous amounts of fruits and vegetables as well as whole grains, calcium-rich foods and foods low in saturated fat. Avoid undercooked meat and fish, and stay away from seafood containing high amounts of mercury such as swordfish, king mackerel, shark and tilefish.

Review Date: 
August 9, 2012
Last Updated:
January 15, 2014