October 14, 2019
Folic Acid: Be sure to take 400mcg of Folic acid everyday. Folic acid is important for healthy spine and brain development in baby. Take a vitamin that has 100% Folic acid and eat fortified foods.
Up-to-date vaccines and flu shot: Vaccines help keep you and your child healthy. The flu shot and whooping cough vaccine can both be given during pregnancy.
Healthy pregnancy weight: Obesity increases the risk of several birth defects. Focus on a lifestyle that helps you maintain a healthy weight–nutrition and activity.
Avoid alcohol and other harmful substances: There is no amount of alcohol, tobacco, drugs that are safe during pregnancy.
Visit your provider: Schedule an appointment with your provider and discuss any medications you’re taking to determine which ones are safe during pregnancy.