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PREGNANCY TIPS

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Wear sunscreen. Being pregnant makes your skin more sensitive to sunlight, so you're more prone to sunburn and chloasma.

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If you eat fast food regularly, aim to cut down your consumption to once or twice a week at the most.

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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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Wear comfortable, non restricting shoes and put your feet up several times a day to prevent fatigue and swelling of the feet, legs, and ankles.

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

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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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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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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 with your doctor about any unusual discharge.

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Eat 80 to 100 grams of high quality protein every day. Protein forms the foundation of every cell of your babys body.

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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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Cut back on caffeine. A study showed that women who consumed more than 200mg caffeine doubled their risk of miscarriage.

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Do not diet while pregnant. Weight gain during pregnancy is expected, so you are doing yourself and your baby a favour.

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Keep a diary or blog of your pregnancy; reflect on your thoughts and feelings. It makes the period easier.

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