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Expecting Mothers

A Private Pediatric Practice & Developmental and Behavioral Pediatricians located in Orlando Metropolitan area , Longwood, FL

Expecting Mothers

About Expecting Mothers

Expecting a baby is an exciting time for any new or veteran mother. At One World Pediatrics in Longwood, Florida, the team of board-certified pediatricians and nurse practitioners strive to make your experience as stress-free and enjoyable as possible. The team provides expert guidance and care for expecting mothers, offering advice on nutrition, lifestyle modifications, and other changes you can make to help your baby thrive. Call or schedule an appointment online today to set yourself up for a healthy, happy pregnancy.

Expecting Mothers Q&A

What are expecting mothers?

Expecting mothers are women who are pregnant. Whether you’re a first-time mom or have multiple children, proper prenatal care is essential to prepare your mind and body for childbirth. The expert team at One World Pediatrics can help you achieve optimal health during your pregnancy.

The team works with you and your partner to help decrease health and wellness risks to you and your baby. They also provide support and resources to guide you through your journey to motherhood.

How can expecting mothers stay healthy during pregnancy?

One World Pediatrics takes a holistic, integrative approach to care for expecting mothers. They focus on increasing awareness about how food, water, and environmental toxicity can affect your developing baby’s brain, immune, and hormone systems.

Essential tips to stay healthy during pregnancy include:

  • Following an organic diet
  • Consuming supplements and foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids 
  • Taking vitamins like vitamin D, to boost your baby’s immune function
  • Switching to only filtered water, which may decrease heavy metal exposure
  • Investing in green products without harmful chemicals

The team considers your unique medical history and pregnancy goals before developing a prenatal care plan tailored to your needs.

What should expecting mothers avoid?

Keeping you and your baby healthy often means avoiding certain foods, beverages, and products, such as:

  • Alcohol
  • Smoking and secondhand smoke
  • Illegal drugs
  • Certain prescription and over-the-counter medications, including ibuprofen and other pain medications
  • Too much caffeine (more than 200 mg)
  • Unpasteurized foods like soft cheeses and raw milk
  • Undercooked or raw meats and seafood
  • Certain fish high in mercury, such as swordfish and king mackerel
  • Excessive stress
  • Environmental toxins and chemicals

The team may also recommend discontinuing certain supplements and cutting back on some forms of exercise. 

How can expecting mothers prepare for having a baby?

The first step in preparing for your baby is scheduling a meet-and-greet visit with the One World Pediatrics team. This office tour, which the practice offers every Wednesday, is the perfect time to ask questions, discuss your preferences, and learn about the care you and your baby will receive.

You'll get to meet the pediatricians and staff who will be involved in your baby's care. This visit helps you feel more comfortable and confident about the support you'll receive once your baby arrives.

If you’re an expecting mother, call One World Pediatrics today or schedule an appointment online to receive personalized prenatal care.