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The Pregnancy Test Is Positive; Congratulations!

Congratulations, you’re pregnant! Typically, the first visit with your doctor is between your eighth to tenth week of pregnancy. While you may have already contacted your obstetrician’s office to begin regular prenatal appointments, many expectant parents have questions about the first trimester (weeks 1–13) before that appointment. 

Finding Answers

While you’re waiting for that first appointment with your physician or midwife, here are a few ways you can learn more about early pregnancy. 

  • Attend our Healthy Pregnancy, Healthy Baby class. This comprehensive two-hour early pregnancy class addresses questions about the first prenatal visit, early pregnancy discomforts and the best ways to stay healthy while growing your baby. The class is offered online as a self-paced curriculum or real-time virtual with instruction from a certified perinatal educator. 
  • Download our free OBaby app. With articles, helpful tips and notes about pregnancy milestones, you have information ready at your fingertips. 

What You Can Do

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is one of the best things you can do for yourself and your growing baby. Here are some tips for staying healthy during pregnancy:

Nutrition 

Try to eat a balanced diet of fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains and proteins to ensure your body gets the nutrition it needs. 

Hydration

Don’t forget to stay well-hydrated by drinking plenty of water, and steer clear of sugary or caffeinated drinks. 

Exercise

Getting up and moving your body is an important part of staying healthy. Studies show that exercise may be beneficial in the prevention of gestational diabetes as well as cardiovascular complications. Enjoy a walk each day, or join one of our prenatal yoga classes to stretch your body and increase overall comfort. 

Rest

Remember to take some time throughout your day for rest, relaxation and deep breathing. These are calming to both the body and mind. 

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