Pregnancy Care: Do’s and Don’ts During Pregnancy

The process of pregnancy itself causes many hormonal and physical changes for a woman. For that reason it’s important to maintain a healthy pregnancy for you and your baby. It is best to have thoroughly researched what you can and can't have or do now you are pregnant.

 

Here is our guide to pregnancy care: do’s and don’ts.

Pregnancy Do’s:

  • Maintain balanced nutrition by eating a variety of healthy foods.
  • Cook all meat and poultry thoroughly.
  • Drink extra fluids, especially water.
  • Exercise regularly – gentle physical activity is good for you and your baby (unless your doctor tells you otherwise).
  • Seek support from friends and family.
  • Take prenatal vitamins on the advice of your doctor
  • Have sex - it won't harm your baby and it's healthy
  • Plan ahead! The earlier you get organised, the more you can put your feet up later in your pregnancy.

 

Pregnancy Don’ts:

  • Avoid smoking and do not drink alcohol while you pregnant or trying to get pregnant.
  • Limit your caffeine intake to no more than 200mg a day.
  • Don’t eat liver or liver products as they may contain large amounts of Vitamin A which may harm the baby.
  • Reduce instant foods, preservatives, flavorings and colourings.
  • Avoid flights before 14 weeks or after 30 weeks.
  • Don't over exercise. You should still be able to hold a conversation without being out of breath.

 

Remember that although this is general guidance for a healthy pregnancy and the growth of a healthy baby, always seek medical advice if you have any concerns.

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  1. Mag donkor says:

    Am 7 to 8 months pregnant but no black line on mu abdomine, is it normal

  2. Abrafi juliet says:

    please i want to know the kinds of fruits for my child from six month.

  3. Patricia Twumasi says:

    Pls is it good to take in snails

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