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Being pregnant is an important time in your life and it is critical in setting the stage for the lifelong health of your child. Having accurate information will help you to make the best choices so that you, your child and family can be as healthy as possible. When you are pregnant, some normally safe, everyday things can pose potential risks. This can include bacteria, travel and chemicals. In this section, learn some simple steps you can take to keep yourself and your baby healthy.
If you have an uncomplicated pregnancy, you are likely to be able to travel during most of your pregnancy. Learn more:
Many people are able to continue working safely throughout their pregnancy. Speak to your healthcare provider about any risks you may encounter at work. Learn more:
Wearing a seatbelt properly could save your life. It is especially important when pregnant. Learn more about Pregnancy and Seat Belt Use.
Dangerous substances like pesticides, household cleaners and paint can be harmful to a developing fetus. Take precautions to protect your fetus from these and other substances during your pregnancy. Learn more about Pregnancy: Chemicals, Cosmetics, and Radiation.
Food safety is very important when you are pregnant. Learn tips to avoid bacteria and parasites that may make you and your unborn baby sick:
Last Updated: June 2021