Thinking about having a baby? Here are just a few things to keep in mind on your journey into motherhood.
Schedule a check-up with your healthcare provider
Maintain a healthy weight and eat right
Manage any chronic conditions you may have
Cut down on caffeine
Start taking a multivitamin supplement, if you don't already
Don't drink or do drugs
After a challenging home birth and unplanned c-section with her first child, Laura Horton, mom of two, decided she wanted a skin-to-skin c-section for her second delivery. Dr. Sheldon Wasserman, Laura's OB/GYN, and team figured out how to make Laura's wish a reality. Now, skin-to-skin c-sections, made possible by a special delivery drape, are available to women choosing Columbia St. Mary's for their birthing experience.