6 Tips For A Healthy Pregnancy

1. Eat five or six well-balanced meals each day. This does not mean ice cream and chocolate all day, but healthy choices that don’t give you morning sickness. It’s actually recommended that you don’t let yourself go too long between meals to lesson morning sickness that can get worse on an empty stomach.

2. Drink plenty of fluids — at least eight to 10 glasses a day — avoiding caffeine and artificial coloring.

3. Don’t drink alcohol or smoke (or expose yourself to second hand smoke)

4. Exercise — it’s important to keep moving during pregnancy, just remember to use judgment in choosing your exercise and exertion level. Wear loose fitting comfortable clothing, avoid overheating, take plenty of breaks and stay hydrated. Exercise can help you sleep better and reduce stress.

5. Wear comfortable, non-restricting shoes, particularly as you enter your third trimester and feet can accumulate fluid. Prop your feet up several times a day to reduce any swelling of the feet, legs, and ankles.

6. Don’t take over-the-counter medications or herbal remedies without first consulting your obstetrician or midwife.

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