The goal of early and regular prenatal care is to have a healthy mother and baby. You and your health care provider will work together as a team throughout your pregnancy to provide the best possible care for you and your baby.
Care throughout pregnancy
Your health care provider will spend time with you at your prenatal visits sharing information and checking to make sure you and your baby are healthy. As a mother-to-be, you play a very important part in providing for your baby. Here's how to give your baby a healthy start:
- Eat well
- Get enough rest
- Exercise appropriately
- Drink alcohol
- Use drugs
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We encourage mothers-to-be and family members to ask questions and learn as much as possible about their pregnancy, birth and baby. We also encourage you to share information or concerns you may be having. This will help us take good care of you and your baby.
Care at baby’s birth
Your primary provider would like to be present at your baby’s birth; however, some circumstances may prevent his/her attendance. If another provider attends your delivery, your primary provider will be notified of your delivery.
In the following cases you may have a different provider:
- After clinic hours during the week and on weekends when providers alternate being on call for deliveries
- If your provider is attending another delivery
- If your provider is out of the office for any reason