Did you know: Pregnant women who experience high levels of stress may be at risk of delivering their baby too early.

How can a pregnant women reduce stress?

-Eat a healthy diet

-Get plenty of sleep

-Avoid alcohol, cigarettes and drugs

-Exercise regularly (after asking your doctor)

-Healthy relationships and family support



*Information taken from the Institute of Medicine Committee on Understanding Premature Birth and Assuring Healthy Outcomes, Board on Health Sciences Policy, Behrman, R.E., and Butler, A.S. (eds.) Preterm Birth: Causes, Consequences, and Prevention. Washington, DC, The National Academies Press 2006.