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Take protein rich diet. High protein foods such as eggs, cheese, pulses should be consumed more. It helps in building cells for growth of baby.

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Pregnant mothers should avoid taking junk food or street food.

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Your clothes must be loose so that they do not put pressure on the fetus. Loosely fitting clothes will also facilitate you to breathe well.

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Avoid drinking late at night to prevent the mid-slumber bathroom trip.

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How you organize yourself is the main key during pregnancy, from basic necessities such as housework, to planning your hospital bag and nursery.

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Baby sit a friends baby and learn a bit about caring for a newborn.

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Start applying skincare oil before your bump starts to show to avoid Stretch marks on the breasts and stomachs as this strengthen the skin.

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Start changing your food habits to include a healthy variety of foods.

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Remember to add 300-500 calories a day while pregnant.

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Practice relaxation whenever you can. Try for at least once a day.

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Keep hydrated. Dehydration can cause tiredness, headaches and dizziness.

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If you are decorating your house or a nursery remember to avoid fumes often associated with paint and wall paper.

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Do not take any medications, even over the counter varieties, unless you have discussed them with your doctor and taken his approval.

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Talk things through. Stress is not good for you or your baby.

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Eating small frequent meals, drinking plenty of fluids and resting should prevent that nauseous feeling in the early stages of pregnancy.

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Delegating and asking for favours is a must while pregnant as your body is going through too much to cope with the everyday alone.

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Keep your caffeine intake to less than 200 Mg per day and avoid alcoholic drinks.

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Enjoy frequent showers or bubble baths to avoid Hemorrhoids, vaginal discharge and constipation.

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Be sure to routinely take the weight off your feet by propping them up on the sofa or a foot stool.

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Stretch before bed to help prevent leg cramps.