The best start for your baby begins right now, before you are pregnant. Even if you are only thinking about getting pregnant, see a health care provider about preconception health. There are many things you can do to give your baby the best possible start.
Getting early and regular prenatal care is one of the best ways to promote a healthy pregnancy. Prenatal care is more than just health care; it often includes education and counseling about how to handle different aspects of pregnancy, such as nutrition and physical activity, what to expect from the birth itself, and basic skills for caring for your infant.
Congratulations! Having a baby is one of life’s most profound experiences. As you give yourself time to adjust, here are some tips for taking care of your new baby and yourself once your baby is born.