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09 Jan 2013

Pregnancy is a vital and beautiful part of the circle of life, creating new families and bringing new people into the world. It is not an easy process, but it is definitely worth it. Continue reading to learn how you can make your pregnancy a more enjoyable and healthier experience.

Many people eat way too much during the pregnancy, sometimes justifying it by saying they are filling the tummies for two. Since the baby you are carrying is so tiny, it's not needed. Eating an extra 300 calories or so each day is all that is needed to keep you and the baby healthy.

Keep stress at acceptable levels when you're pregnant by simply making a list and prioritizing tasks so that the most important things are done first. It is always possible to delegate duties to others who want to help. You can also get things done on your list by yourself.

Remove any potentially harmful chemicals from your home. Household items like cleaning solutions can have adverse effects on your pregnancy, so look for natural choices instead. After you have your baby, keep these agents outside of your home to make your environment safer for the child.

Track your pregnancy. It will be fun to look over the diary entries you wrote or the pictures you took to remember what it was like to be an expecting mother. Take pictures of your belly throughout your pregnancy to track your progress. This will help to chart all of the events that happen during the 9 months. Even the little things will give you great memories.

Once you decide to have a baby, think about altering your diet immediately. This helps to ensure that all of your little one's nutritional needs are met from the second conception happens onward. Change to healthier eating habits to ensure that your unborn child will undergo healthy development.

Even before you become pregnant, care for your body just as you would during pregnancy. Stop drinking, quit smoking, adjust your diet, start a fitness program and live a much healthy lifestyle. It can take a while to get pregnant, so establishing new habits early will set you up for success later.

Many pregnant women experience leg cramps while they are sleeping. If you start getting this, be sure you're properly hydrated during the day. Also do some leg stretches before going to bed. Bananas contain potassium, which can help with cramps as well.

As you near the beginning of your 3rd trimester, you should go ahead and get a bag packed for the hospital. If you leave it to the last minute, you may find yourself in hospital with no personal belongings on hand. You will want to include your birth plan, camera with extra batteries, and insurance cards.

Pregnancy affects both partners - and often the whole extended family - in many ways. Consider your pregnancy as the start of a strong relationship with your child. Use these tips to make your pregnancy a smooth and happy one.


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