Pregnant & Healthy
All pregnant women who decide to go on with their pregnancies must receive prenatal care to stay healthy and give birth to healthy babies. Find out how to have a healthy pregnancy below:
What is prenatal care?
Why is prenatal care important?
Prenatal care = healthy babies and healthy mothers.
When should I start prenatal care?
Where should I get prenatal care?
Find a local clinic through our
What should I expect in a prenatal care visit?
What will the clinician ask me?
Can I bring someone to the prenatal care visits?
I have an STI. Do I need to tell the clinician?
How can I have a healthy pregnancy?
Why do I need folic acid and prenatal vitamins?
Why is smoking bad for the baby?
Women who smoke during their pregnancy have a higher risk of having babies with low birth weight, babies delivered too early (preterm births), or babies who die before birth (stillbirth or miscarriage). It is best that you quit smoking completely and avoid being around cigarette smoke. If you are a smoker and need help quitting, tell your clinician.
Why is drinking alcohol bad for the baby?
There is no amount of alcohol that has been proven to be safe during pregnancy. It is best to avoid it completely. If you drink alcohol and need help quitting, tell your clinician.
Why is using street drugs bad for the baby?
How can I pay for prenatal services?
Find a local clinic in our Clinic Finder.
I am pregnant and sometimes my partner hurts me or makes me scared.
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You and your baby deserve a life free of violence and fear.
Do I need to take a health class during my pregnancy?
Should I drop out of school?