Whether you’re pregnant or planning on getting pregnant, talk to your doctor about things you can do to keep healthy, and to have a healthy baby. These include a healthy diet and regular exercise.

Stop smoking if you know you are pregnant. Also, don’t drink alcohol or use drugs. Tobacco, alcohol and drug use while pregnant can seriously hurt your baby. Tell your doctor if you are taking any medicines. Some prescribed medicines can also hurt your baby. Usually there are other medicines your doctor can use, just while you are pregnant, to treat your condition, and that are safe for your baby.

Your body will need certain extra vitamins and nutrients during your pregnancy. Talk to your doctor about changes you might want to make to your diet while you are pregnant.

HPSM Nurse Advice Line

Call 1-833-846-8773 24 hours a day–7 days a week.

A Licensed Registered Nurse (RN) will give you advice when you think you need urgent medical attention, but you are not sure. A nurse will ask about your symptoms and tell you:

  • If you need to go to Urgent Care
  • If you can wait to see your doctor (within 24 hours, 3 days, or longer)
  • How to take care of your symptoms at home

Learn more about the Nurse Advice Line.