Getting Ready for a Healthy, Happy Nine Months
Becoming a parent is an exciting, life-altering event. It can also be a time filled with getting ready and worry. Whether you're thinking about getting pregnant or are pregnant now, getting the facts will help you stay healthy.
Your pregnancy weight gain aids the growth and progress of your baby, and helps your body stay healthy. Gaining too much or too little can be harmful. Learn more
Eating a well-balanced diet is even more vital when you are pregnant. You'll need extra iron and folic acid, and should eat a balanced diet of grains, veggies, fruit, oils, milk, meat and beans. Learn more
Most healthy women from age 35 into their 40s have healthy pregnancies. Good care and healthy habits before the baby is born can help you lower some risks. If problems do happen, care is available. Learn more
Your chances for problems when pregnant are higher if you are over age 35, heavy, carrying multiples, or have had a miscarriage or premature birth before. Teen moms and African-American women are also at a higher risk.