20 Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy

This article contributed by one of this blog's partners. Now that you’re expecting, it’s important to look after yourself. If changes feel difficult, keep in mind that they benefit your little one! Here are 20 quick tips for a healthy pregnancy.  Healthy Pregnancy Tips Be sure to get an ultrasound early on to ensure that your baby’s development is progressing normally. It’s normal to get one around week 9 although anytime between 8 and 12 weeks is considered standard. Not a fan of fruits and vegetables? Now is a great time to start adding them to your diet. Create a healthy exercise habit if you haven’t done so already. Remember to get your doctor’s OK before beginning, and ease your way into your new activity to prevent sore muscles. If you smoke, stop right away. Get support if you need it. Take prenatal vitamins, and ensure that your brand contains at least 400 mcg of folic acid. Avoid exposure to chemicals that could harm you or your baby. Have a cat? … [Read more...]