Prenatal Care

Healthy Pregnancies are the Start of a Healthy Family

Having a healthy pregnancy is important for your health and the health of your baby. What you do today will help your baby have a healthy weight and get the baby’s development off to a good start now and in the future.

To give your pregnancy the best start, follow these steps:

  • As soon as you find out you are pregnant, go to a prenatal clinic or a doctor. Early prenatal care can help prevent many problems.
  • Regular check-ups are important, too! Your doctor wants to check on the progress of your pregnancy. Regular check-ups will keep you and your baby healthy.
  • Your care during pregnancy does not have to cost a lot. Ask the WIC staff for referrals to low-cost clinics.
  • Ask that your doctor to check for the HIV virus that causes AIDS. Women who test positive for the virus can begin treatment early and greatly reduce the risk of passing the virus on to their unborn baby.
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