Prepare for Your Pregnancy with Southcoast Health
While it’s difficult to be completely prepared to have a baby, there are a few things you can do to help your pregnancy go smoothly. At Southcoast Health, we offer the expertise of a team of OB/GYNs across southeastern MA and RI to serve our patient’s maternity and women’s health needs.
Take Care of Your Body
It’s important to take special care of your body before getting pregnant. This may include visiting your OB/GYN for a complete exam and to discuss your pregnancy options and optimum fertilization time. You may also want to get tested and treated for any sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and see a genetic counselor if you or your partner have a family history of genetic disorders.
Make Positive Lifestyle Choices
It’s important to be in good health and good shape if you’re planning to get pregnant. Here are some general rules you should follow:
- Stop smoking and/or using drugs
- Stop drinking alcohol
- Eat a well-balanced diet
- Gain or lose weight if necessary to be at a healthy weight
- Exercise regularly
Find a Trusted OB/GYN in MA or RI
In addition to taking care of your body and health habits, it’s important that you have an OB/GYN whom you trust for complete care. Find just that at a Southcoast Health location near you today and feel confident about your pregnancy.
Southcoast Health offers many resources for pregnancy planning from a team of OB/GYNs in southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island.