It seems as though there is so much information online on how you should behave to have a healthy pregnancy. While there are some basic recommendations you can follow to improve your pregnancy, a healthy baby can come from moms who don’t take care of themselves.

If you are under our care, we want you – and your baby – to be as healthy and comfortable as possible. The following recommendations come from our experience and medical knowledge as we’ve cared for our community.

  • Take a prenatal vitamin daily

  • Exercise regularly

  • Educate yourself

  • Change how you perform your chores (i.e., try to avoid harsh or toxic cleaners, heavy lifting)

  • Purchase a pair of comfortable shoes

  • Eat folate-rich foods (lentils, asparagus, oranges, fortified cereals)

  • Eat calcium-rich foods (dairy, some fish, soy)

  • Eat more fish (except fish high in mercury)

  • Eat foods with fiber (we promise this will only help, especially as you get to the later stages of pregnancy)

  • Avoid the soft cheeses that contain bacteria (e.g., brie and feta) as these are known to cause issues in a pregnant woman potentially

  • Eat your veggies

  • Try to eat five or six times a day while following the recommendations for a balanced meal.

  • Limit caffeine

  • Drink water! At least six 8-oz glasses per day

  • Avoid drugs that have not been okayed by your physician and stay away from alcohol

  • Avoid traveling in the early or late stages of pregnancy

  • Avoid changing the cat litter as changing the litter can be a cause of toxoplasmosis

  • No smoking! And do your best to avoid secondhand smoke

  • Practice relaxation techniques (this becomes very important when you are in labor)

  • See your dentist – pregnancy has been known to cause issues with teeth

As always, you can contact our office for any questions you may have.

FOR OUR PATIENTS AND THEIR FAMILIESInformation Regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

The Cache Valley Women’s Center remains committed to providing high-quality and compassionate care while ensuring the safety and well-being of our patients and staff. As our knowledge of COVID-19 grows, we look at everything we can do to keep our communities healthy. This requires frequent updating and revising of our policies.

Patients are allowed to bring ONE person to ALL visits.


  • This person needs to be over the age of 18 or a newborn baby in a carrier.
  • Please make arrangements before your appointment (this includes walk in visits for any blood work being done) for your children who are under 18.

Although masks are no longer required, they are still encouraged during your visit—especially for those who have not received the COVID-19 vaccine.

For the safety of our patients and staff, we ask that anyone experiencing flu like symptoms such as fever, cough, sore throat, loss of sense of taste or smell, or muscle aches and pains to please call and reschedule your appointment. For those who have tested positive for Covid-19, please reschedule your appointment 14 days out from your first day of symptoms. If you still have symptoms at that time, you will be asked to wear a mask to your appointment, regardless of vaccination status.

We are continuing to follow social distancing guidelines. If our waiting room exceeds the amount we feel comfortable with at any time, you may be asked to wait in your car and we will text or call you when we have a room ready for you. Thank you for being so patient and understanding with our many changes in policies. Our main concern is always the safety of our patients and staff and we will do our best to keep everyone healthy, happy, and comfortable while in our office.

We will continue to exercise caution and encourage best practices for the safety of our patients and staff. There will be hand sanitizer readily available in all areas and frequent and proper hand washing. We will also continue to clean and sanitize our waiting room, exam rooms, checkout area, and other patient care areas. Essential PPE and masks will still be available for our patients upon request.

Please do not hesitate to call our office at (435) 753-9999 with any additional questions or concerns. We truly appreciate you and your patience with us during this time.


The providers and staff at Cache Valley Women’s Center at the Lodge

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