Pregnancy and prenatal care are associated with healthy pregnancy. For the first trimester of pregnancy, prenatal care includes conversations about lifestyle, physical exams, blood tests and much more. Pregnancy is an existing process that requires your complete involvement. But before you get pregnant, you should know about preconception health. This is when you start conditioning your body for a healthy pregnancy. Preconception preparation usually starts 3 months before getting pregnant.
5 things you can do to prepare your body for a healthy pregnancy:
Early prenatal care is a critical part of a healthy pregnancy, even if it is your third or first pregnancy. Selecting a doctor to coordinate your care during, before and during pregnancy is really important. You can use Provider Finder ® to see providers and hospitals that specialize in maternity care. Be aware of the reputations and history of your provider, no matter if they’re a family physician, obstetrician or midwife. Here's what to expect during the first few prenatal appointments.
Your first prenatal doctors visitAs soon as you think you're pregnant, schedule your first prenatal appointment. You and your health care provider have plenty to discuss! Set aside enough time for the visit. You may want to include your partner in the appointment as well, but only if that makes you comfortable.
Expect the following at your first prenatal visit:
What to remember when you’re pregnant
Your health and your baby’s health is very important. The best way to make sure you’re both ready for the big day is to see your doctor regularly and follow his orders.
REFERENCES:Pregnancy week by weekhttp://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/pregnancy-week-by-week/in-depth/prenatal-care/art-20044882
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