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You have questions. Ask your doctor.

Doctor talking to pregnant mom

You will have questions when you go to the doctor. Don’t be afraid to ask them.  

As questions arise in your daily life, write them down so you don’t forget them. If you go into the doctor’s visit relying on your memory, you may forget a question. 

Some typical questions are: 

  • If I have a question, what is the best way to reach the doctor? 

  • How much weight should I gain while I’m pregnant? 

  • What exercises can I do? If you are exercising already, be ready to describe your routine to your doctor. 

  • What should I eat or drink? What foods or drinks should I avoid? 

  • What prenatal vitamin does the doctor recommend? 

  • Are my prescription medicines or certain over-the-counter medicines safe? 

  • Could physical requirements of my job cause complications? 

  • Is it safe to travel by plane or by boat? 

  • What should I do if I don’t feel well or start having pains? What’s normal? What’s not normal? 

  • How do I know I’m in labor? 

  • Is it safe to have sex with my partner? 

  • Should I worry about household cleaners I use? What about cat litter? What about the handling of pets like birds and hamsters? 

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