Prenatal care is the care you receive when you are pregnant (“pre” means before, and “natal” means birth). This care is extremely important for both you and your baby in order to monitor your health during the pregnancy. Your doctor or midwife can check for conditions that need treatment, as well as track the progression of the pregnancy.
We provide referrals for healthcare professionals that can provide you with prenatal care.
Questions to ask your healthcare provider about pregnancy:
- How do you determine my due date?
- What are prenatal vitamins? Why do I need them?
- How can I tell if the symptoms I’m having are normal?
- When should I call a doctor?
- What is the normal amount of weight to gain during pregnancy?
- What remedies do you recommend to ease morning sickness?
- What do you recommend about exercise and specific foods I should eat?
- Are there any activities, medicines, or foods I should avoid while pregnant?
- Is it safe to have sex during my entire pregnancy?
- Am I at high risk for any problems during pregnancy?
- Do you have suggestions about how not to worry about having a healthy pregnancy?