Staying Healthy During Pregnancy

Use Your Seatbelt

Always buckle up when you travel in a car, truck, or van. Safety belts save lives. Use your seatbelt even if the car has airbags.

How to buckle up when you're pregnant:

Stay Physically Active

Most exercise is safe during pregnancy. Talk to your health care provider for recommendations about your current exercise program or starting a new one.

Medical issues such as bleeding, spotting, or high blood pressure might cause your provider to recommend that you stop certain activities.

Here are some tips to keep you safe when you exercise:

Sign Up for Classes

Find out about classes for pregnancy, infant feeding or infant care available in your area. (See class link above.) These classes offer information about staying healthy during your pregnancy, safety issues for your baby, and the decisions you need to make after the baby is born.

From the "Birth Day News" series.

Clinical review by Jane Dimer, MD
Group Health
Reviewed 03/01/2014