do not engage in activities in which you have to do a lot of work, eat good and healthy food keep away from feelings like anger, stress and hate or do not argue with anyone try out healthy fruits. try eating fruit salad figure out a nice schedule giving you proper sleep and rest.
You SHOULD take folic acid (supplement recommended by just about everyone)if you can - take before you become pregnant. You should be married and raise your child in a loving home with your husband... this is based on countless studies that show that this single thing will have a greater impact on your child's personal success in life than any other. (it doesn't mean that a single mother cannot raise her children successfully, only that you vastly increase the odds of your child's success.) Don't stop exercising. Do drink plenty of water. Do smile and ...congratulations!
Well the question to ask that to is your doctor. Everyone is different as you can see. Some say fish some say no fish. Usually your body tells you what you need by craving that food and a nutritionist/ doctor can tell you want you can't have.
Buy the book, "What to expect when expecting." That very inexpensive book (about $18.00 or $20.00) will tell you everything you need to know. There is a series -- one for the first year of your baby's life, and the toddler years. It's the best investment because it covers medical stuff too.
I remember when I was pregnant I was told to stay away from tuna fish because of the mercury levels in the tuna. I'm sure some other kinds of fish also have mercury in them, but it'd be easy to look up. Also, if you have a cat try to find someone who wouldn't mind changing the litter for you for the next few months. Cat feces have bacteria that can cause problems for your unborn child. Stay away from that cat poop, even if you're working in the garden. But if you have to do it yourself wear gloves and a mask. And I'm sure you already know, but it's important to put down the coffee and caffeinated sodas for a while. It's tough, but you don't want your baby born with a caffeine addiction. It's not a good way to start a life. That's what I know off the top of my head...... Good luck!
Get a lot of iron, calcium and other vital vitamins and minerals. Stay away from processed foods and drinks. Never get to much vitamin A,E,D, or K, these vitamins are not excluded through the body until they are used up and you will find yourself running into trouble. Vitamin C, and B12's are excluded through the urinary track if large quantities are consumed. However, large quantities of anything is never recommended. Lastly, Your babies health is critical, so take care of yourself and your baby both physically and mentally.
You don't take any medications--prescription and over the counter without discussing it with your doctor. This also includes vitamins and other supplements. Just eat a balanced diet and get reasonable exercise and enough sleep. Otherwise you can do what you normally do...don't have to sit on the couch with your feet up.
Congratulations!! You are carrying the next generation so giving your baby the best start in life is one of the most important things you will ever do. Get a Douala if you can. Ask your midwife or doctor for a referral for a gestational nutritionist and educate yourself on the nutritional needs of pregnancy. Limit caffeine and sodas, limit your deep water fish such as tuna, salmon, swordfish because of heavy metals, eat meats and fish fully cooked, Wash all fruits and vegetables well and go organic if you can. http://www.care2.com/greenliving/the-top-10-foods-to-eat-organically.html. Eat locally grown food if possible or plant a small garden yourself. Exercise is good! The better shape you are in the less chance of medical interventions (induction, drugs, Cesarian, etc) that can possibly have long term complications (why take the chance?) and are very expensive. Women in good physical shape tend to have fewer complications. Take a birthing class. Start asking other mothers for references for a pediatrician, interview and choose before your baby is born. Knowledge is power.
My mom ate really well and exercised a lot when she had me and i'm really healthy and have good eating habits (lots of veggies, avoiding red meat, not a lot of soda) and i exercise a lot as well as watch my time. When she was pregnant with my sister she ate a ton of starch. My sister eats terribly (easymac and noodles mostly) spends 3-4 hours on the computer and hardly ever exercises. I guess, according to our family, you should act like you want your child to act.