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Beginnings: Pregnancy, Birth & Beyond

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First trimester: Months 0 to 3 - Weeks 1 to 13

To do list

Rest, eat well, and take care of yourself.

Check your insurance coverage. Find out exactly what is and isn't covered under your plan. Our Determining your health insurance coverage worksheet can be of help to you.

Check your employer's policies on maternity leave. You may have disability or extended leave benefits. What is the policy on paid leave? How many weeks can you take off without pay? What is the policy on job security?

Talk with friends and family members about their breastfeeding experiences and what they like best about breastfeeding.

Forms and worksheets

Adobe Reader required to view worksheetDetermining your health insurance coverage

Class registration

For information about or to register for childbirth preparation classes, classes for siblings or hospital birth center tours, go to or call 1-866-904-9962.


Source: Allina Health's Patient Education Department, Beginnings: Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond, sixth edition, preg-ahc-90026, ISBN 1-931876-25-8

First published: 10/04/2002
Last updated: 08/22/2011

Reviewed by: Allina Health's Patient Education Department experts