Other Healthy Habits to Start Now
Get help to quit. Smoking, drinking or using drugs can cause your baby to be born with serious problems. Many women find that pregnancy gives them powerful reasons to quit. Contact the
Arizona Smokers’ Helpline for help to quit smoking. To find alcohol or drug treatment programs, try National Alcohol & Drug Information's
Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator.
Do gentle exercise. Activities like walking and swimming can help you stay healthy and have more energy. Ask your healthcare provider what kinds of activities are safe for you.
Take extra care of your gums and teeth. Gum disease may cause your baby to be born too early and too small. Try to see a dentist early in your pregnancy. Brush your teeth twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste and floss once a day. See
AHCCCS if you need help paying for dental care.