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Find out what you can do to have a healthy pregnancy -- and a healthy baby -- with the advice in this Howcast video series.
You Will Need
- Time to relax
- Scheduled doctor appointments
- An exercise plan
- A healthy diet
Treat yourself to a relaxing day at the spa, or go to the movies with a friend. Get plenty of rest, and lie on your left side when in bed.
Attend scheduled appointments
Talk to your doctor about any concerns. Regular checkups will monitor your blood pressure and urine. Take prescribed medicines as directed.
Monitor weight gain
Monitor your weight. If you begin your pregnancy at a normal weight, you should gain 25 to 35 pounds in nine months. Too much weight gain can give you high blood pressure.
Follow a safe exercise regimen. Thirty minutes a day is recommended. Consult with your doctor before attempting any exercise plan.
Eat healthy food
Eat healthy. Snack on fruits and vegetables, and drink plenty of water. Lower your intake of sugar and sodium.