Throughout your pregnancy, friends, relatives — even complete strangers — may be compelled to offer their advice about what you should and should not do. Dozens of books and hundreds of magazine articles are written on the subject, and many of them are cautionary. Although you may start to feel like you have to avoid nearly everything while you are pregnant, good prenatal care is based in large part on common sense. As your doctor will probably tell you, the same things that promote good health when you are not pregnant just need to be given extra attention while you are. These include eating right (including prenatal vitamins), exercising and avoiding harmful substances.
To help guide you through your pregnancy, the experienced staff at Swedish has compiled these sections to help you make the best decisions and know what to expect during this exciting time in your life. This information is intended to supplement other sources. We encourage you to learn all you can by talking to your health-care providers, reading articles and books, and attending classes. Our full array of classes have been created and designed to provide you and the members of your family with the education and support each of you need.
Hear from two Swedish OBs and find out everything you need to know if you’re planning to get pregnant or just found out you already are!
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