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OB/Gyn & Women's Health Services

Healthy Pregnancy Handbook

To help prepare you for your pregnancy and childbirth experience, University Hospitals offers this online pregnancy handbook. This comprehensive guide covers things such as prenatal appointments and tests, diet and nutrition, pregnancy do’s and don’ts, signs of labor, breastfeeding, and much more.

This guide goes over many of most common questions and concerns about pregnancy and childbirth, but if you still have questions, your provider will be able to provide further clarity and information.

What to Expect: Pregnancy Timeline

Learn about what happens during the three trimesters of pregnancy – including symptoms you may experience and your baby’s development.

Prenatal Care

It is important to get regular prenatal care throughout your pregnancy. Learn about choosing a provider and what to expect at your prenatal appointments.

Screenings, Tests and Procedures

Ultrasounds, genetic testing, gestational diabetes screenings and more – learn about the tests and procedures you may undergo as part of your prenatal care.

Diet and Nutrition

Learn about key nutrients, food safety guidelines, and weight gain during pregnancy.

Dos and Don’ts of Pregnancy

What should be avoided during pregnancy, and what is considered safe and healthy? Find out more about pregnancy do’s and don’ts.

Prenatal Classes & Support Groups

UH offers classes on childbirth, infant care, breastfeeding and more, as well as support groups for new parents.

Labor & Childbirth

Learn about the signs of labor, what to bring with you to the hospital, delivery methods, and more.

After Your Baby is Born

Learn about skin-to-skin contact, breastfeeding resources, as well as postpartum care after going home.

Babyscripts myJourney App

When you are an expectant or new parent, use our trusted resource to guide you through pregnancy, labor and delivery, and the first year of your baby’s life via the Babyscripts myJourney app.

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The app provides resources, tips, and reminders for your pregnancy from OBGYN experts at University Hospitals and for your baby from the pediatric experts at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s delivered right to you, any time, any place, through the easy-to-use mobile app.

Download the Babyscripts myJourney app at the Apple or Google Play app stores and ask your OB providers office to send you your unique access code.

Additional Resources

Marijuana & Pregnancy

Zika & Pregnancy

Opioid Use Disorder & Pregnancy

What You Need to Know About Breastfeeding

Online Childbirth Education Program

COVID and Pregnancy

Safe Sleep for Baby