It is recommended that you start prenatal care as soon as you find out you are pregnant. This will give your doctor a chance to monitor your pregnancy from the beginning and identify any potential problems early on.
The number of prenatal care appointments you need will vary depending on your individual pregnancy. However, most women will see their doctor every four weeks during the first two trimesters of pregnancy and every two weeks during the third trimester.
At your prenatal care appointments, your doctor will perform a physical exam, check your weight and blood pressure, and listen to your baby’s heartbeat. They will also ask you about any symptoms you are experiencing and answer any questions you have about your pregnancy.
During prenatal care, you will need to have a number of tests to monitor your health and your baby’s health. These tests may include:
It is important to eat a healthy diet during pregnancy. You should eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean protein. You should also avoid processed foods, sugary drinks, and excessive caffeine.
Most exercises are safe during pregnancy. However, it is important to talk to your doctor before starting any new exercise program. Some good exercises for pregnant women include walking, swimming, and yoga.
Some common pregnancy symptoms include:
You should go to the hospital when you have regular contractions that are 5-10 minutes apart and last for 30-60 seconds. You should also go to the hospital if you experience any of the following:
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