Healthy Childbirth and Infancy


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 calling 804-482-5454 for information about maternal and prenatal healthcare.

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