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You’re responsible for the nutrition of another person now. It’s a fact that pregnant women have higher nutrition needs than the rest of the population. This Baptist Health post is designed to be a “cheat sheet” for you when it comes to foods to eat and avoid during your pregnancy! This goes without saying, but always consult your physician before making drastic changes in your diet.
First, let’s address the elephant in the room: is exercising while pregnant safe? In most cases, yes. Especially if you were already active before you got pregnant, it is generally safe to resume physical activity after you find out that you are pregnant. Most healthcare providers will suggest that you do not exercise for purposes of weight loss, but conduct pregnancy exercises to stay active and healthy during your pregnancy.
To limit this list to just 6 reasons is tough, but these are the top reasons to love Baptist Health, according to pregnant women, new moms and their families...
When you write your birth plan, it likely doesn’t include your baby going to the NICU. The NICU, or Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, is a facility within Baptist Health Medical Center-Little Rock that contains equipment specifically designed for newborns that need a little extra attention, as well as medical staff trained specifically to work with them.
Picking an OB/GYN or pediatrician is a very personal process, – the physician that you choose will be an important part of your entire pregnancy. The pediatrician you choose will be an integral part of your child’s life. Being prepared is a big part of pregnancy; instead of choosing your OB/GYN or pediatrician at random, Baptist Health wants you to feel secure in your choice of physician. We talked to real pregnant women and new moms to compile a list of criteria that they considered when selecting their ideal OB/GYN and Pediatrician.
Thanks to your doctor, you’re prepared for the physical steps of delivering your baby. What Baptist Health wants to prepare you for next is what happens when you arrive at the hospital. What kind of room will you be in? Who will you speak with? How long will you be staying at the hospital after delivery?
Whether you’ve recently found out that you’re pregnant or have been keeping the news under wraps for a few weeks, you might be wondering about morning sickness. It’s no secret that NVP or Nausea and Vomiting in pregnancy is common, but it may be something you’ re concerned about. At Baptist Health, we want to give you the hard facts: this post is designed to demystify morning sickness and its symptoms.
No one likes to think of ‘in case’ scenarios, but it might be in the back of your mind. In case of complications during your pregnancy, Baptist Health wants to assure you that you’re in the very best hands. This article is not meant to be an exhaustive list of scenarios — rather, we want to assure you that Baptist Health is prepared for ‘in-case’ scenarios.
Eating a healthy and balanced meal every day is still the best way to get the right nutrients and vitamins for you and your growing baby. However, prenatal vitamins ensure that you’re bridging any gaps between your food habits and the vitamins you need during pregnancy.
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