When you’re pregnant, keep in mind that everything you eat affects your body as well as your developing baby’s body. Stick with a diet of healthy, low-processed foods, such as:
Good nutrition and a balanced diet is necessary for your baby's brain and nervous system to develop properly.
During your pregnancy, you'll want to avoid any blood-thinning medications like aspirin, and medications containing alcohol. It’s a good idea to check with Dr. Betre before you take any medications, but in general, allergy medications such as diphenhydramine and loratadine are safe. Acetaminophen for aches, pains, cold and flu relief is also okay, as well as topical creams for pain like neosporin, polysporin, hydrocortisone and benadryl.
The easiest and safest way to determine the sex of your baby is to have your doctor perform an ultrasound. You’ll probably undergo a regularly scheduled ultrasound 18-20 weeks into your pregnancy, which is usually the earliest that Dr. Betre may be able to tell you your baby’s sex. This can vary, so you may be able to tell the sex of your baby a little sooner, or you may have to wait a little longer before you can know for certain.
Exercising during pregnancy is great as it helps boost your energy and lower the risk of pregnancy-related complications. However, you may need to alter your routine a bit. If your normal workouts involve contact sports or activities that can potentially cause you injuries, hold off on these until after you have your baby. If you’re a regular jogger, keep it up, but pregnancy isn’t necessarily the best time to start your jogging program. Workouts like dance, yoga, pilates and water aerobics are perfect pregnancy fitness activities. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Betre today to discuss which exercises are right for you.
Dr. Betre accepts most major insurances. This is a list of some of the major insurances we offer. If you do not see your insurance listed here, please feel free to call our office to confirm.