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(530) 332-3970
Locations

Women's Services – North

1423 Magnolia Ave.
Chico, CA 95926

Women's Services – Second Avenue

101 W. Second Ave.
Chico, CA 95926

Women's Services - Esplanade

1665 Esplanade
Chico, 95926

Women's Services – South

1405 Magnolia Avenue, Suite A
Chico, 95926

Women's Services & Antepartum Testing Center - 1423 Magnolia

1423 Magnolia Ave.
Chico, CA 95926

Prenatal Care

Caring for Your Baby Before DeliveryPregnant mom sitting on a couch

Prenatal care, or care during your pregnancy, is very important. It:

  • Helps keep you and your baby safe
  • Helps you learn ways to feel better while you’re pregnant
  • Can find problems that start during pregnancy (like gestational diabetes or preeclampsia) so they can be treated
  • And more

Attend Our Pregnancy Preview Class

Before your first prenatal appointment, watch Enloe’s free Pregnancy Preview Class to learn what to expect during this special time. Your provider will thank you. Watch our recorded class in English.

O vea la clase en español.

Spanish Pregnancy Preview Class

Your Prenatal Visits

You will see your obstetrician (obgyn) or midwife at your prenatal visits every four weeks until your 28th week of pregnancy. Then you’ll see your caregiver every two weeks until you’re 36 weeks along, then every week after that.

These visits are a good opportunity to ask questions. To ensure you don’t forget them, write down your questions and bring them with you to your appointments.

During your visits, your caregiver will request several tests, including:

  • Blood tests to identify your blood type, check for anemia, rubella and other conditions
  • Urine tests to check for gestational diabetes and preeclampsia
  • An ultrasound, or sonogram, to more accurately identify your due date

Mother and Father sitting on a couch with their newborn babyReducing the Risk of Birth Defects

For the best maternity and baby care during your pregnancy:

  • Ensure your providers, including your dentist, know you’re pregnant. Certain medications are unsafe to take during pregnancy.
  • Do not smoke, drink or use drugs. They can harm you and your baby. If you need help quitting, talk to your provider.
  • Take your prenatal vitamins every day. Any brand is fine.
  • Drink plenty of water and eat a balanced diet. When eating soft cheeses, ensure they are pasteurized.
  • Continue exercising, but do not scuba dive, water ski or play contact sports. Try walking, swimming or stationary biking.

Pregnancy Planner bookletFor more tips on staying healthy during your pregnancy, view our Pregnancy Planner. You'll learn:

  • What medications are safe to take
  • Foods to avoid during your pregnancy
  • How to find comfort for common pregnancy issues
  • Warning signs to watch for
  • How to prepare for your hospital stay
  • What to expect after your delivery
  • And more

Or sign up for one our prenatal classes below, or attend our support group. 

Childbirth PreperationNewborn Parenting

 

Infant SafetyAttend Our Support Group

 

Enloe’s Nettleton Mother & Baby Care Center

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