Perinatal Neonatal



  • Look for a prenatal care provider before your pregnancy
    • Now is also a good time to begin looking for a health care provider who you will see for prenatal care once you become pregnant.

    • You may want to continue to see your current gynecologist or family doctor throughout your pregnancy. Or you may want to find a new health care provider for your prenatal care. Ask people you trust — friends, family members, health care providers — for recommendations for doctors or midwives.

      It is most important that you feel comfortable talking freely about what kind of pregnancy and birth you want to have. Feel free to interview any health care provider that you want to help with your pregnancy, labor, and delivery. Do not be afraid to change providers if you do not feel comfortable.

  • All women thinking about getting pregnant want to have the healthiest pregnancies possible. One way to have the best pregnancy you can have is by planning for it ahead of time. If you are planning to become pregnant, it is a good idea to start making some changes as if you already were pregnant. You may benefit from changing your diet or lifestyle habits.
  • Doing your best to keep yourself healthy before and during pregnancy will help you to be more prepared to handle the changes that come with being pregnant. Here are some questions we hear women ask when thinking about getting pregnant. We hope you find the answers helpful.