- Avoid alcohol, drugs and smoking
- Get plenty of sleep
- Take care of your oral health, see your dentist
- Exercise Regularly
- Take a prenatal vitamin
(Prenatal’s contain more iron and folic acid that are needed for your baby’s development)
- Increase your food intake by 300 calories a day and include more protein
- Meeting your daily calcium intake is important
- Avoid undercooked eggs and meats
- Limit caffeine to one regular coffee per day
Taking care of your mental health while pregnant
Emotional changes are normal during pregnancy
If mood changes are extreme or interfering with your normal activities, you may be suffering from depression.
Being pregnant can be stressful
Do you have support systems – friends, family, partner?
See your doctor
Consult a doctor if you have concerns about your emotional health during your pregnancy.