Patient Education - Health Library Pregnancy

Pregnancy is the period from conception to birth when a woman carries a developing fetus in her uterus. So you're going to have a baby! Whether you are pregnant or are planning to get pregnant, you will want to give your baby a healthy start.You need to have regular visits with your healthcare provider. These prenatal care visits are very important for your baby and yourself. Some things you might do when you are pregnant could hurt your baby, such as smoking or drinking. Some medicines can also be a problem, even ones that a doctor prescribed. You will need to drink plenty of fluids and eat a healthy diet. In early pregnancy, you may get morning sickness, or nausea. You may also be tired and need more rest.Your body will change as your baby grows during the nine months of your pregnancy. Don't hesitate to call your health care provider if something is bothering or worrying you.

 

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The First Trimester

What to expect in the first trimester.

Fetal development in the first trimester.

The Second Trimester

Fetal development in the second trimester.

  • www.mayoclinic.com/health.fetal-development/PR00113

The Third Trimester

What to expect in the third trimester.

Fetal development in the third trimester.

Nutrition and Pregnancy

Fetal Positions (slide show)