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Women's Services - 1405 Magnolia

1405 Magnolia Avenue, Suite A
Chico, 95926

Women's Services - Esplanade

1665 Esplanade
Chico, 95926

Women's Services & Antepartum Testing Center - 1423 Magnolia

1423 Magnolia Ave.
Chico, CA 95926

Preparing for Pregnancy

Eating HealthyStart Your Healthy Lifestyle

If you’re ready to grow your family, start thinking healthy. The first few weeks of pregnancy are crucial in a child's development. Yet, many women don't realize they're pregnant for several weeks, so being in good health before your pregnancy can be very beneficial for you and your baby.

If you’re not sure where to start, try these tips:

  • Eat a balanced, nutritious diet.
  • Take prenatal vitamins and folic acid.
  • Stop smoking if needed.
  • Manage any medical conditions you have.
  • Avoid exposure to harmful substances.

The Pre-Pregnancy Exam

You may also want to consider a pre-pregnancy exam. It’s one of the most important steps you can take for a healthy birth. Your obstetrician, also known as an obgyn, or midwife can perform this exam. It may include:

  • A family history of both parents for medical conditions that run in the family
  • Genetic testing for possible genetic disorders
  • A personal medical history of the mother
  • A vaccine status assessment of the woman to assess her immunity to rubella since it can cause miscarriages or birth defects
  • Screenings for sexually transmitted infections or urinary tract infections

Need to find an obgyn or midwife? Get to know our trusted team of caregivers, made up of obstetricians, including female obgyns, and midwives.

Enloe’s Nettleton Mother & Baby Care Center

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