Skip to main content
Go to homepage

Print Page

Pregnancy Precautions

If you've just found out that you're pregnant, some worry might be mixed in with the joy. Should yesterday's cup of coffee or the glass at wine at dinner last weekend be a concern?

During pregnancy, what you do not put into your body (or expose it to) can be almost as important as what you do. But worrying about every little thing can make for a stressful three trimesters. Knowing what could be harmful to your baby and what's OK can help ease your mind.

Talk with your doctor (or other health care provider) about what to completely avoid, what to reduce, what's OK, and what to carefully consider.

Here are some things to know about:

What Else Should I Know?

While some things are unsafe during pregnancy, try not to worry too much. Trust your common sense — if it doesn't need to be done right now or might be risky, hold off and talk to your doctor about it. They can tell you about the possible risks and might even give the OK for something you didn't think you could do until after your baby's birth.

Remember, taking good care of yourself is the best way to keep you and your baby healthy.

Reviewed by: Elana Pearl Ben-Joseph, MD
Date Reviewed: Jan 1, 2023

Lea este articulo en Español

What next?

By using this site, you consent to our use of cookies. To learn more, read our privacy policy.

Summit Mall Play Area
Answer Key:
Click to expand
There are 10 nurses in the picture.

And we have many more pediatric primary care providers in Northeast Ohio. You can meet some of them here.
Summit Mall Play Area
Answer Key:
Click to expand
The five differences are:
– Phone color
– Coat pocket
– Stethoscope earpiece color
– Stethoscope bell dot
– Clipboard paper color

Need help finding a doctor, choosing a location or getting a general question about Akron Children's answered? Call us or fill out the form and we'll help in any way we can.
Summit Mall Play Area
Answer Key:
Click to expand
The two matching doctors are 9 and 14.

With virtual visits, you can see our pediatric experts from the comfort of home or wherever you are.
Summit Mall Play Area
Answer Key:
Click to expand
The correct path:
The Correct Path
We offer many ways to get pediatric care all over Northeast Ohio. Use this page to find the right kind of care and the most convenient location for you.