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Congratulations! A Baby Is On The Way!


Expecting a baby is an exciting and wonderful time in a person's life. If you are first time mom, you will need a lot of great advice on your pregnancy. If this is not your first pregnancy, you may be aware of some of the mistakes you want to avoid from your first time around. Any pregnant woman can benefit from the advice in this article.

Try not to gain too much weight during the time you're pregnant. If you gain too much weight, you risk your own health later, and it is going to be hard to lose weight. Average weight women should expect to gain between 15 and 30 pounds during the entire course of pregnancy.

Do not use hot tubs or saunas while you are pregnant. Extreme heat from sources like these are not good for a growing baby, so they should be avoided. Certain spa oils tend to trigger contractions, especially in the initial two trimesters. Some of the oils to avoid include juniper, clary sage and rosemary.

To better prepare yourself for the pregnancy, ensure that you take all prenatal vitamins, and well-read on what the birthing process entails. Eating healthy and exercising will ensure that you will have a healthy baby, while keeping the shape you had before you conceived.

Remember that your bladder will not be able to contain as much fluid as before during pregnancy. Drink plenty of water in the day time; however, you should taper off in the evening before you go to bed. This way, you will reduce the number of times you need to get out of bed to empty your bladder.

Loop a hair tie through your button hole on your pants and then pull it over the button. This lets your pants survive longer while you are pregnant. Wear a maternity band or long shirt to hide your pants at the top, and no one will ever know. This tip can help you to avoid having to buy a lot of clothes that you can't use in the future.

Begin eating healthy as soon as possible, even before you get pregnant if you can. Eating healthy not only makes you healthier, but it gives your baby a good start in life since they are getting accustomed to these foods while in the womb.

Continue with your current exercise routine after consulting with your obstetrician. It will help you when giving birth and will help you recover. And, that is something every mother can be excited about!

See a physician before you try to have a baby. They will be able to provide a thorough checkup so that you know you are healthy enough for pregnancy. Other issues like obesity, thyroid problems and diabetes can be checked for and dealt with.

With the above tips, you will be able to feel better about pregnancy. Pregnancy is great and special, but it's also difficult. This article addressed those issues and provided advice that will hopefully simplify the pregnancy process.

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