Oct 6, 2010 10:15 AM by Nichole Larkey

Good Health Before, During and After Pregnancy

LAFAYETTE, LA-Pregnancy is an exciting time of major change. From the very start, your baby-to-be alters your body and the way you live your daily life. The best way to approach pregnancy, labor, delivery, and the postpartum period is to be informed. If you are planning to become pregnant, see your doctor for a preconception care visit. If you are planning to get pregnant, you are pregnant, or you already have had your baby, you will want information on how to take care of yourself and your baby during these important times.

The Health Information Center is offering these free pamphlets, "Good Health Before Pregnancy: Preconceptional Care" for those planning to get pregnant and a "Obstetrics Packet" for all mothers to be. This "OB Packet" can serve as a guide to help women have a happy, healthy pregnancy and birth. It consists of 17 different pamphlets, beginning, such as: "You & Your Baby: Prenatal Care, Labor & Delivery, and Postpartum Care", "Especially For Fathers", "Nutrition During Pregnancy", "Tobacco, Alcohol, Drugs, and Pregnancy", "Travel During Pregnancy", "Car Safety for You and Your Baby", "Morning Sickness", "How to Tell When

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