Pregnancy-Related Problems - Prevention
It is important to make healthy lifestyle
choices to lower your chance for serious problems during pregnancy. Learn about
healthy lifestyle choices before, during, and after your pregnancy.
- Have a healthy pregnancy. Eat well,
exercise regularly, get plenty of rest, avoid hot weather temperatures, and do
not do activities that could lead to a fall or belly injury.
- Pay attention to your nutrition and weight gain during pregnancy. Be sure to
get the right amounts of
folic acid, iron, and
calcium. Try for slow, gradual weight
- Limit your use of caffeine.
- Eat a nutritious diet. Get enough
vitamin D, and zinc. These nutrients are vital to your
baby's growth, development, and weight gain.
- Exercise safely during pregnancy. Try to get 30 minutes of exercise on most, if
not all, days of the week.
- Do pelvic floor (Kegel) exercises to
prevent urine control problems (incontinence) after childbirth.
Things to avoid when you are pregnant
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
June 27, 2010
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