Improving cardiovascular health during the early stages of pregnancy can lead not only to a healthier pregnancy, it also can greatly improve your long-term heart health. Pregnancy stresses your heart and circulatory system. During pregnancy, your blood volume increases by 30 to 50 percent to nourish your growing baby, your heart pumps more blood each minute and your heart rate increases.
Listen to you heart during pregnancy – completing these steps will help improve your heart health!
- Move more
- Improve your nutrition
- Check your numbers
- Improve your sleep
- Quit smoking
- Aim for a healthy weight
Pregnant this year or planning to be? Have you checked out our Maternity Support Program (MSP)? This program is here to support a healthy mom and baby before, during the pregnancy, and after the baby arrives. The Maternity Support Program is for all Trilogy and Synchrony full-time and part-time employees and their insured family members. Want to earn 5,000 Virgin Pulse points as a benefit for completing the program – go to our website at Maternity Support Program to figure out how? Don’t wait, take the steps now to a happy and heart healthy pregnancy.