• Pregnant women, on average, need an additional 300 calories daily. 
  • Smoking, drinking, and inadequate nutrition increase your risk for delivering a low birth weight or premature infant. 
  • Women who breastfeed for 6 to 12 months are more likely to return to their pre-pregnancy weight than women who do not breastfeed.

Spectrum offers the following services to assure a healthy pregnancy:

  • Nutrition services to help you gain the appropriate amount of weight.
  • Gestational diabetes education.
  • Specialty prenatal providers who can provide guidance regarding which prescription, over-the-counter medications, and supplements are safe or not to take during pregnancy.
  • Smoking cessation counseling.
  • Referrals to a lactation consultation if you are considering breastfeeding.
    Applications for WIC: a USDA supplemental nutrition program for expecting and new mothers to ensure adequate nutrition.