Prenatal care help and resources

GEHA | November 22, 2019

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Prenatal care can help keep you and your baby healthy and prevent complications.

Prenatal care is the health care you get while you are pregnant. It can help keep you and your baby healthy and prevent complications.

Schedule an appointment with your doctor as soon as you learn you are pregnant – in fact, your first prenatal visit should be completed in your first trimester. Your doctor will discuss the following with you.

  • Healthy diet and weight gain
  • Medications, prenatal vitamins and folic acid
  • Alcohol, tobacco or drugs
  • Caffeine intake
  • Physical activity
  • Dental checkups

Free maternity resource packet

GEHA offers a free maternity resource packet filled with information about pregnancy, prenatal care and your maternity benefits. Get yours today.

Here are several articles and resources to help you with your prenatal care.

Office of Women’s Health

National Institutes of Health

Mayo Clinic


Sources:
“Prenatal Care.” www.medlineplus.gov, U.s. National Library of Medicine, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 7 February 2019.
“What can I do to promote a healthy pregnancy?” www.nichd.nih.gov, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 31 January 2017.
“What is prenatal care and why is it important?” www.nichd.nih.gov, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 31 January 2017.
“Pregnancy.” www.womenshealth.gov, Office on Women’s Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2 March 2018.