The Essential Guide to Prenatal Care: A to Z Tips and Advice for Your Pregnancy

That’s right–the test was positive! Congrats on your pregnancy! No matter what it took to get to this point, if it was a surprise, or whether or not this is your first pregnancy– we know you have questions.

So we’ve put together a guide, to help you find the answers and resources you need for any prenatal care questions you may have!

The Best Way to Manage Weight Gain During Your Pregnancy: Staying on Track

Worried your weight isn’t staying on track during your pregnancy? Concerned you are going to gain too much weight, or already have? Or maybe health conditions or morning sickness are preventing you from gaining weight, and you’re concerned for your little one’s health.

There is already a lot of societal pressure about looking a certain way and being healthy, but still accepting your body for what it does. Finding that balance in daily life is hard enough without the added stress of pregnancy. And the pressure about weight and looks can become even more daunting when you are pregnant.

The last thing you want to do is put your little one at any risk. So, what advice do you follow? Can you be on a diet while you are pregnant? Is there anything you shouldn’t be eating? What about when morning sickness is so bad you are losing weight? And how do you avoid gestational diabetes?

There’s a lot of advice (i.e. “you’re eating for two”) that isn’t helpful or accurate. And there is much more advice that, although generally good, may not be best for you. You want to gain the right amount of weight for you at the right time for you. The goal of every pregnancy is keeping you and baby healthy, to set your lives up for a healthy start when your newborn (or newborns) arrive.

Remember, each person is unique when it comes to how, where and when they gain weight during their pregnancy. Understanding some basic principles about healthy eating, average pregnancy weight trends, and things to watch for can help you feel better in between your doctor appointments. As well, understanding how family or personal medical history comes into play in your health during pregnancy can create the healthiest pathways to appropriate weight gain.

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Eating Right During Pregnancy: Foods to Avoid, Foods Most People Need, and More Nutritional Health!

Your nutrition has now become your little one’s nutrition! How much do you need to change your eating habits (if at all), what foods should you eat while pregnant, and what foods do you need to avoid while pregnant?

Our Certified Prenatal Nutritionists break it down for you:

Essential Guide On What Healthy Foods to Eat During Pregnancy

What Foods to Avoid During Pregnancy

Can I Take That? Medicines that Are Safe for Your Baby and You

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Top Medical Complications to Watch for During Pregnancy: Avoiding the Worry

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Keeping Sickness Out of Your Corner: Avoiding and Managing Illness While Protecting Your Developing Baby

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