BE EDUCATED-Ask questions There are no silly questions when it comes to your baby, so don’t hesitate to ask. Educate yourself about the potential risks associated with pregnancy complications. Know the warning signs so that you can speak intelligently with your doctor. If you ever feel like your concerns are not being taken seriously, be persistent. You can either continue asking questions until you get an answer you can understand or you can always seek out a second opinion.
BE AN ADVOCATE -Know your baby and your body No one knows your baby better than you―which makes you the best person to advocate for your baby. We believe that a mother’s gut instinct should never be ignored. Learn to track your baby’s movement patterns because it can alert you to potential issues that only you are aware of. Be empowered to speak on your baby’s behalf, always remember that you are their best advocate.
A healthy pregnancy starts with a healthy mom. Healthy lifestyle choices play an important role in positive pregnancy outcomes. Eat right, take prenatal vitamins, reduce stress, stay hydrated, and exercise regularly. Make sure to get plenty of rest and follow your doctor’s orders. Inform your doctor of any pre-existing conditions which can complicate your pregnancy. You can improve adverse pregnancy outcomes by staying diligent in maintaining a healthy lifestyle.