Doctor Tips, Weeks 14-26

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Week 14

Don’t forget to keep your regular healthcare appointments, including dental appointments. More in week 14.

Once you become pregnant, it is so normal to shift all your focus to the baby you are growing and all the fun stuff related to pregnancy. But keep in mind you can’t ignore your regular healthcare maintenance! This means if you are due for your dental exam, be sure to call and schedule it. The better your overall health, the better your baby’s health. Almost all dental procedures are safe in pregnancy, and this includes X-rays, fillings, and root canals. If your dentist is wary, get your OB/GYN to write a letter of approval after reviewing what is needed. You should also keep up with your eye exams and routine check-ups by your primary care provider.

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Reviewed by Dr. Jen Lincoln, April 2020

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  1. This is one of the only memories I was actually able to keep up with during my 2nd pregnancy! With my 1st, I kept a pregnancy journal of sorts with things that were happening, doctor’s notes from each appointment, belly pictures each week, nursery updates… With #2, #1 was in full-blown toddler mode, so belly pictures were my only documented memory. I’m glad I made myself continue that tradition!

    1. It’s so true, the 2nd (and 3rd and 4th….) kids start having way less documentation even from before they are born! Thank goodness for smartphones these days 🙂


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