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PREGNANCY TIPS

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Get a flu shot. The flu vaccine, however, is perfectly safe during pregnancy, and is strongly recommended.

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Count the kicks. You should feel the baby kick at least 10 times a day. Monitor these movements, as a lack of kicking could indicate a problem.

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Savor intimacy with your partner during pregnancy. You may sexually slow down when the baby comes, so have fun.

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Do not exceed the recommended daily dosage of prenatal supplements in an effort to reduce the amount of food you need to eat.

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Talk to your doctor before making any travel decisions. Ask if any health conditions you might have makes travel during pregnancy unsafe.

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Talk with your doctor about any unusual discharge.

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Ensure that your vaccinations are current, including those for chickenpox, rubella, measles and even the flu.

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Indulge yourself. Once the baby comes you will have even fewer moments to yourself. Treat yourself to a lunchtime manicure, spoil yourself.

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Know the symptoms of an ectopic pregnancy to get treated early. Symptoms include abdominal pain, bleeding and shoulder tip pain.

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Know who and when to tell. The first three months are the most common time for miscarriage; so give the baby time to get settled before you announce.

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Say yes to cravings sometimes. Experts say they may be natures way of providing nutrients an expectant mom may be lacking.

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Do kegel exercises. Frequent urination is normal during pregnancy, but doing these preventative exercises can help avoid incontinence post baby.

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Focus on the positive. You may hear negative things from friends or family members, such as scary birth stories. Ignore them.

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Swimming is great in late pregnancy. It can help relieve a lot of aches and pains and makes you feel weightless.

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Just because it is past your due date does not mean you are overdue

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Avoid eating raw or undercooked meat. Certain food borne illnesses, are often present in undercooked and raw meat.

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Have confidence in your bodys ability to grow, nourish, and give birth to this baby as women have done for centuries.

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For back pain during pregnancy, sit in chairs that have back support. The more posture you have the better your back will feel.

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Take supplements to reduce discomfort in your aching legs. Leg cramps can be due to low calcium and magnesium levels during pregnancy.

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Regular exercise will help you control your weight, improve circulation, boost your mood, and help you sleep better.