• Avoid alcohol, drugs and smoking
  • Get plenty of sleep
  • Take care of your oral health, see your dentist
  • Exercise Regularly
  • Take a prenatal vitamin
    (Prenatal’s contain more iron and folic acid that are needed for your baby’s development)
  • Increase your food intake by 300 calories a day and include more protein
  • Meeting your daily calcium intake is important
  • Avoid undercooked eggs and meats
  • Limit caffeine to one regular coffee per day

Taking care of your mental health while pregnant

Emotional changes are normal during pregnancy

 If mood changes are extreme or interfering with your normal activities, you may be suffering from depression.

Being pregnant can be stressful

Do you have support systems – friends, family, partner?

See your doctor 

Consult a doctor if you have concerns about your emotional health during your pregnancy.

If you think you might be pregnant or have some questions about your pregnancy contact the confidential 24-hour Pregnancy Line at 403-269-3110