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13 Steps to a Healthy Pregnancy

Knowing questions to ask and topics to discuss with a health care provider can help an expecting mom get more out of her prenatal visits.


This is a general list of topics that are important to discuss with your provider.

First Trimester

1. Nutrition and vitamins 2. Exercise and weight gain 3. Alcohol, drugs/medications and tobacco use 4. Warning signs (vomiting, bleeding, etc.) 5. Treatment of medical problems

Second Trimester

6. Ultrasound 7. Screening tests 8. Prenatal classes

Third Trimester

9. Working and breastfeeding 10. Physician on-call policies 11. Labor and delivery options 12. Hospitalization 13. Common pregnancy problems (pre-term labor, toxemia)

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Resource: Compiled Dr. Stephen Lamb, East Millcreek Women's Center, Salt Lake City, UT.