“To be pregnant is to be vitally alive, thoroughly woman, and distressingly inhabited. Soul and spirit are stretched – along with body – making pregnancy a time of transition, growth, and profound beginnings.” ~Anne Christian Buchanan &Debra K. Kingsporn, The Quickening Heart: A Journal for Expectant Mothers
You are expecting a child! This may be your first child, or you may have been pregnant before and are expecting again. Either way, you have a precious new life growing inside you and it is your responsibility to do all you can to keep yourself and your little one healthy for the next several months—and beyond.
It is extremely important for you to take care of yourself while you are pregnant. The things you do and the food you eat, the vitamins and medication (prescription and non-prescription) you take, and what you drink (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) will have a major effect on your baby, and on you.
Even if you have been pregnant before, this is a great time to get additional support, and expert professional attention and guidance.