Because of its nutritional value, fish is great to eat when you're pregnant. It contains important fatty acids which are crucial to the development of your baby's brain. So eat away - with a few provisos!
Even if you eat a healthy, varied diet during pregnancy, it can be hard to get enough folic acid and calcium, in particular. Multivitamin tablets can be a good solution.
Pregnancy doesn't mean you have to confine yourself to the couch for 40 weeks. Far from it. Taking regular exercise won't just make you feel better, it can also help with the birth.
Many medications can affect your baby so always consult with your doctor before starting or continuing any medication during pregnancy.
There is far too much talk about weight during the pregnancy. This is a time to be eating as healthily as you can so you deliver a healthy baby.
There's really no reason to avoid sex during pregnancy. It causes no harm to the baby. Probably, the only reason for not having sex is if one of you doesn't feel like it.
Ultrasound scans are available to all pregnant women, and are an exciting experience for many. Often it's during an ultrasound scan that you truly realise you're going to be a parent. It can be especially wonderful for dads and older siblings.
Fatigue, weight, joy - double it; you’re having twins! But not to worry. Odds are that you’re going to have two healthy babies.
Perhaps your pregnancy clashes with your work? You have legal rights that you might not be aware of. Your work environment should be safe both for you and your unborn baby.
You don't have to stop travelling when you're pregnant. You can travel and even fly right up until week 36, as long as you're feeling OK.
You don't have to stop going to the gym when you're pregnant. just ask the staff to tailor your fitness programme as your pregnancy progresses.
It's never too early to prepare for the birth.
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