Get Started With a Healthy Pregnancy
Once you learn you are pregnant, you may have many questions about what's next and how you can have a healthy pregnancy. What should you eat? What kinds of tests will you and your baby need? What happens if problems come up?
Our providers are here to answer your questions and to offer support if you're making lifestyle changes such as quitting smoking, avoiding alcohol and eating a healthy diet.
Prenatal care is very important to a healthy pregnancy. Your first prenatal visit, or OB intake visit, will typically take place between week 8 and week 12 of your pregnancy.
Lifestyle & Diet
Pregnancy is affected by lifestyle & diet. Following a healthy lifestyle and eating a nutritious diet during pregnancy is beneficial for both mom and baby. Whether you're receiving prenatal care from an ob/gyn, family practice physician, certified nurse midwife, nurse practitioner or other healthcare professional, be sure to talk about what you can do to have the healthiest pregnancy possible to give your baby the best start possible.
Complications & Conditions
Prenatal care visits are the best way to check for complications & conditions that may occur during pregnancy. Be sure to tell your health care provider early in your pregnancy about any health concerns or conditions you have. Attend all prenatal visits so your care provider can regularly check your health and the health of your baby as he or she develops. Most complications or conditions can be managed if they are caught early. Whenever something doesn't seem right, call your care provider to let them know of your concern.
Additional Resources for a Healthy Pregnancy
- NurseLine: 303-739-1211: Staffed by Registered Nurses 24 hours a day, 7 days a week., the Denver Health NurseLine provides health advice and recommendation for care.
- Colorado Women, Infant & Children (WIC) Program: WIC is a nutrition program offered through the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment for pregnant women who qualify.
- Text4Baby: Text4Baby provides information via text message during your pregnancy.