As a mother-to-be, your overall health and that of your unborn child are both equally important. You’ve likely already been bombarded with doctor visits, vitamins, and other health risks, but your emotional well-being is just as important as your physical one. Emotional health includes your relationship with your partner, and knowing the warning signs of problems during pregnancy and the first few months of parenting can help you avoid unnecessary medical bills.

One of the best ways to keep your family’s mental health in check is to be active. Hiking trails are family-friendly in Colorado. You can take your children to see blooming trees and wildflowers, or take a bike ride. You can also go spring skiing. You can also visit museums and malls, or even sign up for fitness classes. Whatever you do, remember to try new things. Your family will thank you for it in the end!

Healthy Moms provides short-term in-home care management services for moms with babies, including postpartum education, linkage to community resources, and childcare. The program is open to women in Monroe County and provides transportation by van and childcare during appointments. The program also addresses the unique health needs of rural women in Montana. There are also resources and expert consultation available for providers. Healthy Moms can help you become a better mother and father. When you need support, look no further than MOMS.

While genetics play a large role in determining what diseases women might develop, you can take steps to improve your chances of being healthy. By making sure your diet, lifestyle, and mental health are at their peak, you can prevent many diseases and complications. In addition to getting regular checkups, you can also lower your child’s risk of cancer by getting enough rest and staying physically active. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services encourages women to make healthy lifestyle choices and manage stress effectively.