Living a Healthy Lifestyle When Pregnant

Having a baby can be pretty exciting and pretty overwhelming. There are doctors to see and decisions to make, but long before you start picking out baby names you’ll want a roadmap – a blueprint of sorts – for your journey. And that starts with your doctor and a prescription for success.

Your physician will recommend prenatal vitamins before and during pregnancy to make sure your baby is getting the nutrients needed for healthy development. Take as directed. Those vitamins are only part of the equation.

Eating right and exercise also play a role in the wellbeing of baby. Most women can exercise throughout their pregnancy. Your doctor will help you come up with a plan that fits your needs.

A healthy baby starts with a healthy lifestyle. If you are a smoker and have tried to quit in the past there’s no better motivation than a baby. CHI Health has a number of programs to help you quit. Find out more at

Having a baby doesn’t need to be complicated. Your physician will help you navigate the do’s and don’ts of starting a family, so together you can do what’s right for a happy, healthy baby.