Every mom and dad wants a healthy baby.
We want that for you, too. You can cut your risk of premature birth and complications by taking care of your baby before it’s born. It’s a proven fact that many birth complications can be prevented with early and continued prenatal care.
When you learn that you are pregnant, make sure that you:
- See a doctor or healthcare provider within the first three months of pregnancy
- Keep your appointments
- Eat properly by eating nutritious foods
- Don’t smoke or drink alcohol
- Avoid stress and activities that could result in physical injury
- Learn the warning signs of preterm labor.
If you are pregnant and uninsured or insured, contact the Richmond City Health District at 400 East Cary Street by callingfor information about maternal and prenatal healthcare.
For healthy pregnancy and healthy baby information visit http://womenshealth.gov/pregnancy.
If you need assistance in quitting smoking, call QuitNow Virginia at 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669).
Dads, visit virginiafamilies.org for some great fatherhood information and resources.