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Anxiety can overwhelm new or expectant parents. Questions regarding your baby’s health and wellness are endless.

  • Am I going to be able to breastfeed?
  • What type of healthcare do my baby and I need?
  • Why am I feeling depressed after having a baby?
    ...and the list goes on.

Healthy Me, Healthy Babies is here to help. Our coalition is made up of professional healthcare providers, East Texas friends and neighbors, and moms and dads who have been where you are right now. Whether you’re pregnant, a new mom, or are considering having a baby, we have the resources you need to help you and your baby thrive.

‘Healthy Pregnant Mom’ Checklist

If you’re pregnant, use this simple checklist to keep yourself and your baby happy and healthy:

Prenatal appointment

Schedule your first prenatal appointment within the first trimester of pregnancy. Click here to find an affordable healthcare provider near you.

Eat healthy

It’s essential to keep a healthy and balanced diet while your pregnant. After all, you’re eating for two now. Click here to find a food pantry near you.

Avoid pregnancy “danger” foods

Some foods can be harmful to your baby while in the womb. Be sure to know what foods to avoid. Click here for a list of foods to avoid while pregnant.

Take prenatal vitamins daily

It’s crucial to take a doctor-approved prenatal vitamin daily while pregnant. Consult your physician about what prenatal vitamins you should use.

Attend a childbirth education class

If this is your first time giving birth, you may not know what to expect. A childbirth education class is a great way to become comfortable and confident to go into labor and begin your new life as a mom. Click here to find a Childbirth Education class near you.

Don’t drink alcohol

Alcohol can pose several health risks to your baby. It’s best to avoid it. Click here to get help with alcohol addiction.

Don’t smoke

Smoking can pose several health risks to your baby. Your baby will thank you for quitting. Click here to get help to stop smoking.

Exercise regularly

Staying active while pregnant is beneficial for both your mental and physical health, as well as your baby’s. Aim to exercise 30 minutes per day, five days per week. Click here to see some free Zumba classes that the Center for Healthy Living offers.

Get plenty of sleep

Adequate sleep is a huge contributor to mental and physical health. Strive to get at least eight hours of sleep per night. Your mind, body, and baby will feel the difference.

Don’t Stress

Learning not to stress can drastically improve your mental, emotional, and physical health. Your baby also feels the difference when you are stressed and when you’re not. Click here to find professional and affordable counseling services in East Texas.

Don’t see the resources you need? Call Healthy Me, Healthy Babies. We’re here to serve you.

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