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

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

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Pregnant mothers should avoid taking junk food or street food.

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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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Do regular Yoga and Meditation.

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Wear flat shoes to evenly distribute your weight, sit with your back straight and use a support pillow

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Try some gentle exercises to stimulate blood flow and reduce water retention.

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

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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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Stretch before bed to help prevent leg cramps.

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Pregnant women should not change cat litter. It contains a very harmful virus.

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

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

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Get enough sleep, aim for eight hours per night.

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