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PREGNANCY TIPS

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

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

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

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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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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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Do not take any medications, even over the counter medications, unless you have discussed them with your health care provider.

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

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

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