Eat small, frequent meals throughout the day during pregnancy. Eat a common-sense balanced diet. Expect to gain between 11-40 pounds, depending on your beginning weight. Discuss weight gain expectations with doctor.
Do not discontinue prescribed medications without consulting a doctor, but also consult with a doctor before taking any nonprescription medications.
Ginger capsules (available as an over-the-counter option) may help with nausea in pregnancy, sometimes called morning sickness. However, there are safety concerns about supplements. Talk with a doctor about other options.
Do not smoke, drink alcohol, or use street drugs.
Continue to exercise with normal routines unless the doctor advises otherwise. Be sure to get adequate water intake for exercise.
Sexual intercourse is safe and natural during an uncomplicated pregnancy.