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Tips for healthy pregnancy
« on: June 19, 2012, 11:12:26 AM »
Tips For A Healthy Pregnancy:
If you take good care of yourself,you will get a healthy pregnancy. Following these steps to keep yourself in top condition:
*Eat a well-balanced meals each day.
*Take a prenatal vitamin each day, directed by your obstetrician.
*Drink plenty of fluids, at least 8 to 10 glasses a day, avoiding caffeine and artificial coloring.
*Don't drink alcohol,smoking ,passive smoking.
*Exercise-Take a pregnancy exercise class or walk at least 15 to 20 minutes every day. Walk in cool, shaded areas  in order to prevent overheating.
*Get adequate sleep--at least eight hours a night. If you're suffering from sleep disturbances, take naps during the day and see your physician for advice.
*Wear comfortable, non-restricting shoes and put your feet up several times a day to prevent fatigue and swelling of the feet, legs, and ankles.
*Continue to wear a safety belt while riding in motor vehicles. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the shoulder portion of the restraint should be positioned over the collar bone. The lap portion should be placed under the abdomen as low as possible on the hips and across the upper thighs, never above the abdomen. Also, pregnant women should sit as far from the air bag as possible.
*Don't take over-the-counter medications or herbal remedies without first consulting your obstetrician midwife.
*Nutritional supplements, iron and folic acid tablets, vaccination is very important before, during pregnancy and after pregnancy.
*Please do have regular obstetric check-ups with your doctor.