Tips

•Folic acid you can continue taking it throughout throughout your      pregnancy. 
 
•Eat a variety of healthy foods.
 Include fruits, vegetables, whole grains, calciumrich foods, lean      meats, and a variety of cooked seafood.
 
•Get all essential nutrients, including iron, every day. 
 
•Drink extra fluids, especially water.
 
•Get moving! Unless your doctor tells you otherwise, physical activity is good for you and your baby. 
 
•Gain a healthy amount of weight. Check with your midwife to find out how much weight you should gain during pregnancy.
 
•Get enough sleep.  Using pillows between your legs and under your belly will help you get comfortable.
 
•Set limits. If you can, control the stress in your life and set limits. 
 
•Don't smoke tobacco. Quitting is hard, but you can do it! Ask your    for help. 
 
•Avoid exposure to toxic substances and chemicals. 
 
•Protect yourself and your baby from foodborne illness
 
•Don't drink alcohol. There is no known safe amount of alcohol a woman can drink while pregnant. 
 
•Don't use illegal drugs. Tell your midwife if you are using drugs. 
 
•Don't clean or change a cat's litter box, as you may put your baby at risk, ask your midwife if you have animals in the house.