Ten ways to stay healthy while you are pregnant

  1. Go to your prenatal visits (health care while you are pregnant).
  2. Drink 8 to 10 glasses of water every day.
  3. Eat healthy foods.
  4. Exercise.
  5. Get plenty of rest.
  6. Do not use alcohol, cigarettes, or street drugs.
  7. Wear your seat belt.
  8. Go to a childbirth education group.
  9. Learn to relax with deep breathing.
  10. Talk about your questions and worries. Ask for help.

Ways Your Support Person Can Help

Your support person may be your partner, the father of the baby, a friend, or family member. Your support person can:

  • Be a good listener.
  • Go to a childbirth education group or prenatal visit.
  • Ask questions at prenatal visits.
  • Help with housework, errands, and cooking.
  • Help with childcare.