Maternity

When you’re pregnant, it’s more important than ever to take care of yourself and your growing child. Find out how to stay healthy during your pregnancy and learn more about the maternity services Banner Health has to offer.

What Is Maternal Health Care Service?

With women being overloaded with do’s and don’ts during their pregnancy, it can be overwhelming when it comes to what type of care they need, what they can and can’t do and more. When it comes to maternity services, let the experts at Banner Health guide you from prenatal all the way to post delivery. Learn more about our maternity services here.

Staying Healthy During Your Pregnancy

During your pregnancy, it’s important to stay healthy for you and the baby. Some factors you can control, include:

  • Eating healthy
  • Exercising
  • Resting

On top of maintaining a healthy lifestyle, it’s important to talk to your doctor about vitamins, food safety, caffeine, healthy weight, cravings and more. Whether this is your first pregnancy or your third, it’s crucial to talk to your doctor about your health during your pregnancy.

Maternal Health Post Delivery

While it’s important to stay healthy during your pregnancy, it’s also important to stay healthy after your pregnancy. After delivering your baby, you’ll want to monitor your body to ensure there is no excessive postpartum bleeding, issues with c-section healing or other physical issues that may come about. Once you’ve recovered from delivery, set up regular appointments with your doctor to ensure you stay healthy—for yourself and your baby.

Not only does physical health matter, but mental health matters as well. Becoming a mother can take a toll on your mental health and lead to conditions such as postpartum depression and anxiety. If you believe you are experiencing depression or anxiety, call your doctor immediately to get help.

Birth Control Options After Delivery

Now that you’ve brought your bundle of joy into the world, you may be thinking about getting back on birth control or permanent birth control options. Depending on your preference, it’s important to know the choices that are available to you. Talk to your doctor about birth control options to determine what works best for you and your lifestyle. Learn more about birth control options that Banner Health has to offer.