A quality holistic approach to pregnancy and prenatal care is essential to a healthy birth outcome for both you and your baby.
Pregnancy is a time to prioritize healthy habits like eating nutritious meals whenever possible, keeping your body active, getting enough rest, and building a bond with your growing baby. During pregnancy, your baby is growing fast, and it is crucial that you attend your prenatal care visits, notice any changes in your body, appetite, sleep, or mood, and ask questions. Make an appointment with a doctor, clinic, or OBGYN if you may be or know you are pregnant.
You have every right to speak up for yourself and your baby to ensure you and your baby are healthy and safe over the next nine months and beyond.
If you feel like something isn’t right with the prenatal care provided by your health provider or doctor, ask questions! If they don’t seem to be listening or if they answer in a way that doesn’t make sense, ask again, or reach out to a birthing coach, doula, or support group. This is your baby’s life, and you deserve to have all of your questions fully answered.