Tips For A Healthy Pregnancy

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Keep yourself in top condition during your pregnancy by following these tips:

  1. Check out a book on pregnancy (We recommend Supernatural childbirth by Jackie Mize)
  2. Eat five or six well-balanced meals each day.
  3. Take a prenatal vitamin each day as directed by your doctor
  4. Exercise — it’s important for your general health and also can help reduce stress. Take a pregnancy exercise class or walk at least fifteen to twenty minutes every day at a moderate pace. Walk in cool, shaded areas or indoors in order to prevent overheating.
  5. Drink plenty of fluids — at least eight to 10 glasses a day — avoiding caffeine and artificial colouring.
  6. Don’t drink alcohol.
  7. Don’t smoke or allow yourself to be exposed to second-hand smoke.
  8. Exercise — it’s important for your general health and also can help reduce stress. Take a pregnancy exercise class or walk at least fifteen to twenty minutes every day at a moderate pace. Walk in cool, shaded areas or indoors in order to prevent overheating.
  9. Get adequate sleep — at least eight hours a night. If you’re suffering from sleep disturbances, take naps during the day and see your physician for advice.
  10. Wear comfortable, nonrestricting shoes and put your feet up several times a day to prevent fatigue and swelling of the feet, legs, and ankles.
  11. Continue to wear a safety belt while riding in motor vehicles. The shoulder portion of the restraint should be positioned over the collar bone. The lap portion should be placed under the abdomen as low as possible on the hips and across the upper thighs, never above the abdomen. Also, pregnant women should sit as far from the air bag as possible.
  12. Don’t take over-the-counter medications or herbal remedies without first consulting your doctor.
  13. Use non-medicinal remedies for problems like nausea, heartburn, and constipation.
  14. Baby sit a friend’s baby and learn a bit about caring for a new-born.
  15. Take a childbirth class. Sign up early to ensure you get the class and dates that you want.

Our prayer is that you shall have a stress-free pregnancy period and a supernatural childbirth. God bless you!

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