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

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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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Get enough sleep, aim for eight hours per night.

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Educate yourself about every aspect of pregnancy.

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Good sources of protein are dairy products, beans, nuts and whole grains. These help the expecting mother to increase her volume of blood.

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

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Do pelvic tilts to help with late pregnancy back pain. It help relieve pain and even encourage the baby to assume a good birth position.

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Pregnant mothers should avoid taking junk food or street food.

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

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

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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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Do regular Yoga and Meditation.

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

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Pregnant mothers should avoid taking junk food or street food.

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

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Attend antenatal classes. Being in the company of other expecting parents will provide you with the support you need.

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Stretch before bed to help prevent leg cramps.

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