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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
- Help around the house
- Light exercise
- Fruits and vegetables
- High-energy foods
- Aromatherapy oils
- Vitamin supplements (optional)
- Fruit drinks (optional)
Get enough rest
Go to sleep early in the evening and squeeze in a catnap during the day, even if it's during your lunch break.
Hire someone to help with household chores or ask a family member for help. Cut back on social and work commitments.
Engage in light exercise
Incorporate light exercise into your day to invigorate yourself and boost circulation. Walk, swim, or do yoga, activities which are beneficial for pregnant women.
Follow a healthy diet
Consume lots of fresh fruit and vegetables, and other high-energy foods such as whole-grain pasta. Drink plenty of water daily.
Avoid stimulants and sugar
Do not drink caffeinated beverages or consume energy-enhancing drugs to try to stay alert. Reduce fatty, sugary, and refined foods, which cause energy levels to peak and crash.
Breathe energizing aromas
Use pure aromatherapy oils such as litsea cubeba, grapefruit, and mandarin oil to increase energy and help you rest more easily at night.