A Healthy Pregnancy
Kim and Ben wanted to have a baby. They are very happy because Kim is pregnant. They want to have a healthy baby. Seeing a doctor regularly is an important part of prenatal care. Kim sees the doctor every month for checkups.
At the clinic, the nurse weighs Kim. Then she takes Kim’s blood pressure. Next, the nurse takes a blood sample. The doctor listens to the baby’s heart. The doctor also lets Kim and Ben listen to the baby’s heart. It is very exciting for them to hear the “thump, thump, thump”!
After the checkup, the doctor talks with Kim and Ben. She reminds Kim to eat healthy foods and drink lots of water. Kim also needs to take a daily vitamin. Good food, water, and vitamins keep baby and mom healthy.
The doctor explains about the harmful effects of smoking, drinking alcohol, and using drugs during pregnancy. She also tells them about what to expect as the baby grows.
Kim and Ben will visit the hospital soon. They want to tour the place where their baby will be born. They will see the birthing rooms. They will also visit the nursery where nurses care for the babies while the moms rest.
At the hospital, Kim and Ben will receive information about prenatal classes. These classes are a good way to meet other parents and learn more about their baby. Teachers will talk about the birthing process. They will also discuss feeding, dressing, diapering, and bathing babies.