It’s important to explore your families medical history in order to understand certain complications that you may have during pregnancy. Understanding your medical history of your family and that of your spouse’s family can help you prepare if certain symptoms occur during pregnancy. If  your family has a history of high blood pressure, diabetes or any other illness be sure to tell your doctor and monitor what you eat and exercise.

Pregnancy is always a good time to incorporate good eating and exercising habits that last well after your baby is born and provides her a good example.