Newport Hospital obstetrician tips to stay healthy while pregnant

Emily G. Blosser, MD, PhD

Many women have questions about diet and exercise during pregnancy. It is important to understand how your needs change so you can optimize your energy and your baby’s development.

Let’s start with nutrition and the role of vitamins. A daily prenatal vitamin is the first step to ensure you have the vitamins and minerals your baby needs. These are sold over the counter, but your doctor may also prescribe them.

There are a few things to consider. One is when you should begin taking a prenatal vitamin. It can actually be beneficial to start before

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