Exercise is very important for both physical and mental health. If you are healthy and your pregnancy is normal, it is safe to continue or start most types of exercise. However, it is important to discuss your exercise regimen with your health care provider to ensure your routine fits your needs and is safe during pregnancy.
Pregnancy does not mean the end of sexual expression. If there aren’t pregnancy related complications outlined by your OB provider ruling out intercourse, you and your partner should be able to continue intercourse throughout pregnancy. However, it is important to note that pregnancy generally has an increasingly negative effect on sexual activity and satisfaction as you get closer to delivery. You can prevent this from happening by speaking with your partner and OB provider week-by-week throughout pregnancy. It is important to keep the lines of communication open before, during, and after pregnancy.
Nutrition & Food Safety
The food supply in the United States is among the safest in the world. However, when certain disease-causing bacteria or pathogens contaminate food, they can cause food poisoning. Pregnant women, young children, and other adults with weakened immune symptoms are at higher risk of foodborne illness. It is important for you to know and practice safe food handling behaviors to help reduce your risk of accidentally getting sick from contaminated food. Please review the following steps to food safety and advice about eating fish to ensure you are taking the necessary precautions for a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby.