Healthy pregnancy tips
- Your provider will tell you when you need to come back for a visit. It is important for you and your baby’s health to keep all your appointments.
- Childbirth classes can help with your pregnancy and delivery. These classes are free. Ask your provider about the classes and how you can sign up for them.
- High lead levels in a pregnant woman can harm her unborn child. Older houses sometimes have lead in the paint. Ask your provider if you need a blood test for lead exposure.
- It is important that you don’t smoke, drink alcohol or take illegal drugs. These can seriously harm you and your baby.
Resources: March of Dimes
After you have your baby
You should see your own PCP or OB/GYN between 21–56 days after your baby is born. You will get a well-woman checkup to make sure you are healthy. Your PCP will also talk with you about family planning.
Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
Here are some of the services the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program gives you at no cost to you:
- Help with breastfeeding questions
- Referrals to agencies
- Healthy food
- Healthy eating tips
- Fresh fruits and vegetables
Resources: Texas WIC