Pregnancy care centers along the Wasatch Front
Whether this is your first pregnancy or your third, you want a team of specialists dedicated to helping you and your baby stay healthy. At MountainStar Healthcare hospitals, that is exactly what you'll find. Our pregnancy care centers provide access to obstetrician gynecologists (OB/GYNs), midwives and high-risk OB/GYNs throughout the Wasatch Front. These specialists work together to deliver comprehensive prenatal care services, from detailed ultrasounds to genetic counseling and beyond.
For more information about our women's services and to find a physician or midwife, please call: (801) 715-4185.
Prenatal care services
Our prenatal services are designed to help you feel empowered during your pregnancy. To do that, we provide educational opportunities, personalized birth planning and other offerings to help you stay healthy and prepare for labor and delivery.
In addition to traditional obstetric care, we offer midwifery services. A certified nurse midwife (CNM) can care for you before, during and after your pregnancy, consulting with an OB/GYN when necessary. You may be interested in a CNM as your prenatal care provider if you desire a more natural and/or a low-intervention birth experience.
High-risk pregnancy care
If your pregnancy is considered high risk, our OB/GYNs collaborate with your prenatal care provider for your care. We offer a variety of high-risk pregnancy services to help high-risk moms and babies stay safe and healthy during pregnancy.
Knowing where to go, what to bring and what to expect at the hospital can help you feel more prepared when the big day comes. This is why our hospitals offer complimentary labor, delivery and postpartum tours. During these tours, you can get acquainted with the facility and ask any questions you may have about childbirth as well as the hospital and its amenities.
Prenatal care classes
Our hospitals' prenatal care programs feature a wide array of maternity and family education classes. From childbirth education to sibling classes, our childbirth educators are here to help you and your family prepare for your little one's arrival.
Below is some basic information to get you and your baby off to a healthy start. If you have any questions, speak with your provider during your regular prenatal visits.
Exercise during pregnancy
You should get at least 150 minutes of low-impact aerobic activity each week, such as walking, yoga or swimming. Whatever exercise you choose, make sure to drink plenty of fluids and take lots of breaks.
Exercise can benefit you during pregnancy and after your baby arrives by:
- Helping prevent excessive weight gain
- Improving much-needed sleep
- Increasing your energy
- Preparing your body for labor
- Increasing your recovery time after delivery
Nutrition during pregnancy
You need about 300 extra calories a day, especially later in your pregnancy as your baby is growing. When you consume calories, make sure they come from foods that are nutrient-rich, which contributes to your baby's development and growth. Lean meats, fruits, vegetables, whole grains and low-fat dairy items are great options.
Sleep during pregnancy
It is also important to get plenty of sleep during your pregnancy, as you will likely feel more tired than usual as your body accommodates a new life. Pregnancy can cause sleep disruptions as well as frequent bathroom visits during the night. For this reason, we recommend adding a couple hours to your normal sleep schedule to help you get the rest you need.