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
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!