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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
- Prenatal vitamins
- Internet access
Visit your doctor
Visit your doctor on a regular basis. Routine check-ups will detect problems and keep you and your baby healthy.
Take prenatal vitamins
Take prenatal vitamins. Four hundred micrograms of folic acid is recommended during pregnancy.
Go to MyPyramid.gov
Go to MyPyramid.gov to find foods that meet your nutritional needs during pregnancy.
Don't smoke cigarettes and avoid exposure to second-hand smoke.
Avoid exposure to chemicals and toxic substances, such as paint, lead, mercury, and cleaning solvents.
Avoid dring alcohol
Avoid drinking alcoholic beverages during pregnancy.
Wash your hands throughout the day to prevent the spread of germs. Good luck on your amazing journey.