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2012/12/01 (Sat) 12:12
How To Have A Healthy, Happy Pregnancy

Expecting a child is an amazing time in a woman's life! Most women look forward to becoming pregnant and being a mother. With a new pregnancy, especially a first pregnancy, there are sure to be many questions. The following article will answer many pregnancy questions.

When you are expecting a child and develop acne, do not buy salicylic acid. Although it is a useful, deep cleansing treatment for acne, it can cause harm to the fetus. You can switch to a milder cleanser to treat your acne and control breakouts.

Before actually becoming, or attempting to become pregnant, take some form of prenatal vitamin. The first three months of your pregnancy are when your baby develops its neural cord. Eventually this cord will develop into the spinal cord and brain. You need to ensure that you get adequate amounts of certain nutrients, and a good prenatal vitamin is your best insurance.

When pregnant, you should support your body, when sleeping. You can buy "pregnancy pillows" in most stores or online. These special pillows are made to support pregnant women's entire bodies while they're sleeping. If you don't have a pregnancy pillow handy, a regular pillow can be used for support. Try sleeping with the pillow below your stomach and another under a knee.

Always eat something before you go grocery shopping. Cravings for unhealthy foods will occur frequently during your pregnancy. It is fine to give yourself a treat every once in a while; however, your main concern should be to eat foods that will be nutritionally beneficial to you and the baby. Eat something before you shop for groceries so that you aren't likely to stray from your list.

If you were not under the care of a physician before your pregnancy, be sure to schedule an appointment as soon as you suspect you may be pregnant. Early term prenatal care is the best way to prevent birth defects and miscarriages from occurring.

Do not drink caffeine. Caffeine may cause problems for your developing baby. Staying away from caffeine is the best way to ensure your baby won't suffer from any of the effects of it.

Ask your doctor about your condition before you travel, while you're more info pregnant. Bring prenatal medical records with you, however, just in case anything should happen.

A pregnant woman should wear a sports bra. They provide extra support to your breasts and can help ease some of the pains and aches. On addition, you will want to wear looser undergarments in the stomach and waist areas. Tight panties are uncomfortable for you, and can starve the baby of oxygen.

Use a doula to assist you during your delivery. A doula specializes in offering support to a pregnant woman. She is a pillar of support while you're pregnant, an advocate for your wishes during labor, and even a source of advice postpartum.

You have just read a lot of advise on being pregnant. You will probably find that everyone you know, and even some people you don't know, will give you advise whether you want it or not. Make sure to listen to your gut, and don't take any advise that seems to be harmful to you.

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