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18 Jan 2013

No matter if you are working to conceive a baby or are already expecting, there are never too many tips when it comes to pregnancy. Thankfully, this article is a great start.

Don't neglect teeth hygiene during pregnancy. It is obviously important to do this even when you aren't pregnant as well. When pregnant, it serves even more benefits. Pregnancy can make a woman prone to greater problems related to gingivitis and gum disease. If you have poor dental hygiene, it can make matters much worse. Making sure to floss and brush two times per day can really help.

Do not mess with your cat's litter box if you are pregnant. Cat feces have a parasite in them that can cause something called toxoplasmosis in a human. Toxoplasmosis can lead to serious and even deadly birth defects. Eating underdone meats can be harmful as well since it contains parasites too.

Will you be having a baby in nine months? Do you plan to breastfeed instead of using bottles? Are you ready to face the controversy that can come with public breastfeeding? Nursing apparel can help. There are outfits made by companies that allow for discreet breastfeeding. Wearing these clothes helps you to keep nursing private, even when you are in a public space. Also, practice nursing facing a mirror so that you'll be able see what you look like to others.

When you're pregnant you need to know that your child will take in whatever you're taking in as well. Thus, it is essential that you never smoke, do drugs or drink alcohol to excess. This can damage your baby's health to an extreme.

Always check with your doctor before you attempt to get pregnant. Your doctor can help you make healthy lifestyle changes, which will make your pregnancy easier. Preparation is key to a healthy pregnancy.

Eat small meals during the course of the day while pregnant. Always having food in your stomach can ease stomach problems. Try to eat foods that are fresh and light. Foods that can help include lean meats, vegetables and fresh fruits.

Get your nipples ready for the demands of breastfeeding by giving them the proper care beforehand. You can soften them up by gently massaging them using lanolin cream. You can save yourself some discomfort later on and enjoy your breastfeeding more if you take the time to prepare before the baby comes.

Make sure you get plenty of iron while you are pregnant, by vitamins and in the foods you eat. You need to increase your iron levels during your pregnancy. Your body uses iron to make hemoglobin, which is needed to transport oxygen throughout your body. Even more iron is needed by your second trimester, right up until the time you deliver and beyond.

Try to reduce the fat that you consume while pregnant. Gaining too much can create health problems and it will be hard to lose later. A women who is of average weight when she becomes pregnant should put on about fifteen to thirty pounds over the entire nine months.

Pregnancy is one of the biggest moments of your life, and you review want to be prepared. Use these tips so pregnancy remains an enjoyable experience in spite of the stress.


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