Healthy Mom, Healthy Baby

Having a baby is one of nature's true blessings and miracles. You have many choices before you in this exciting time and the more you know, the more empowered you become!

Get the facts you need. Healthy Mom, Healthy Baby brought to you by March of Dimes clearly lays out all the must-know information about every stage of your pregnancy, along with research-based advice to help keep you healthy and full of energy.

Healthy Mom, Healthy Baby features:

  • A straight-forward "Start Where You Are" approach to maternity

  • A month-by-month look at how your baby is growing

  • The truth about weight gain and nutrition

  • The essential labor checklist

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Learning about pregnancy health and taking steps to care for yourself and your baby can make a difference at any point in your pregnancy. Even if you're just a few weeks from giving birth, the choices you make from today on can increase your odds of having a safe birth and a healthy baby. Don't waste energy feeling upset with yourself if you missed opportunities before and during pregnancy to take care of your health. Focus on what you can do now. Start where you are, and commit to making healthy choices for the rest of your pregnancy.

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Chapter Three: What to Eat

Improving your diet during pregnancy is an excellent dress rehearsal for feeding your baby. Begin making smart changes in your daily menu now, and by the time your baby starts eating solid foods you'll be a seasoned expert with loads of experience in choosing and preparing nutritious foods. You'll be all set to pass your own healthy eating habits on to your child!

read moreWhat to eat (PDF, 68kb), Hungry for answers (PDF, 74kb), How to eat well on a budget (PDF, 89kb)

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Siobhan Dolan, M.D., M.P.H.,

As a medical advisor to March of Dimes, Siobhan is an Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women's Health at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and an attending physician in the Division of Reproductive Genetics at Montefiore Medical Center, the University Hospital for Einstein, in New York City. Dr. Dolan is a graduate of Brown University and Harvard Medical School and holds a master's degree in public health from Columbia University. The mother of three teenagers, she lives with her family in Westchester County, N.Y.

Alice Lesch Kelly

Alice is an award-winning medical writer and health journalist. She is a member of the American Medical Writers Association and the American Society of Journalists and Authors. Kelly has two sons and lives in the Boston area.

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