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Being pregnant can be one of the most thrilling and rewarding times of your life, but it can also be the most worrying. This is like the ve...

Being pregnant can be one of the most thrilling and rewarding times of your life, but it can also be the most worrying. This is like the very first step of parenting. You have to constantly double think everything that you’re putting into your body now that you’re sharing it with your unborn child. You might not know if you ingested something that put you or your baby at risk. Here are some tips and precautions you will want to look out for during those first 3 months of pregnancy:

    Avoid Smoking or Secondhand Smoke
One of the most preventable complications of pregnancy is avoiding smoking before and during pregnancy. Smoking while you are pregnant is even worse. It increases the risk rate of complications your baby might have by an alarming rate.

    Watch What You Eat
Having a good grasp of what you’re eating during your first trimester can make all the difference. Fish is a great food source, rich in protein and omega 3 fatty acids, but you may not want to eat a lot of it because it may contain high levels of mercury. Also, make sure you eat plenty of iron. 38% of pregnant women each year suffer from anemia, an iron deficiency that causes harmful effects to the fetus.

    Try to Drink Less Caffeine
Caffeine has been known to induce levels of anxiety, uneasiness and sleeping problems. An important thing to remember here is that if you are ingesting high amounts of caffeine, it is best to ween off them than to suddenly stop. A sudden cutoff of caffeine may result in headaches and irritability.

    Avoid Alcohol
Drinking alcohol could be very harmful to you and your baby. This could cause a range of side effects that include the fetus growing slower, your baby developing learning problems, and visual and hearing complications.

    Avoid Certain Medication
Although you may want to take a pain reliever during your pregnancy, some medication could do more harm than good. Some drugs can interrupt the development of the fetus. Make sure that you meet with your doctor to ask him what medications are okay to use, and which ones aren’t.

    Don’t Let Stress Get the Better of You
No doubt, you will get your fair share of stress from your pregnancy week by week. Your body and your life is about to take a drastic turn and naturally this might make you a bit uncomfortable. A good tip to remember is to not let that stress get the better of you for the sake of baby's health and status. Talk about what’s bothering you to your partner, family or friends. Get plenty of sleep, as this will leave you better rested for your daily activities.
 
The bottom line here is keep up a healthy way of living to ensure the best outcome for your child.

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  1. Hi! It's been a while since I last visited your blog. And I didn't know that you're pregnant! This may be late but congratulations! I wish you good health and take care always! :)

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