Having a Healthy and Safe Pregnancy | Kaiser Permanente

(upbeat music) >>Fonda Mitchell, MD OB/GYN- The most critical aspect of a pregnancy is within that first 13 weeks.

So that's when the fetus is developing.

What we would recommend to you is to avoid chemicals,medications, dietary supplements that could be potentiallyharmful during that aspect.

>>Stella Dantas, MD OB/GYN- As far as caffeine goes in pregnancy, our recommendation is 200milligrams of caffeine a day.

Many different brandshave differing amounts of caffeine in a "cup" of coffee.

So I recommend women be familiarwhat brand they're drinking and how much caffeine's in one cup, and then limit it to 200 milligrams a day.

>>Kevin Overbeck, MD OB/GYN- Anything more than that and you run a higher risk of problems.

>>Fonda Mitchell, MD OB/GYN- You want to be mindful that there are risks that are associatedwith consumption of alcohol and tobacco, so the goalis to always avoid those.

>>Kathy Wood, MD OB/GYN- You should also avoidexcessive gardening and things like that if youhave a cat or neighborhood cats, because there is a risk of toxoplasmosis if your cat has that.

So if you're a healthy person,keep up your good habits, exercise, healthy diet are all things that will help promote a healthy pregnancy.

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