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General Do’s and Don'ts During Pregnancy

 Pregnancy can be a hard and weary time where you get to hear what you should and should not be doing from almost every person you meet. To make this a little easier for you, we’ve compiled a list of everything you need to bear in mind during your pregnancy to avoid any unexpected problems. Let’s get started.

General Do’s

Expect Morning Sickness

This may come as a shock to most, but morning sickness is one of the most common symptoms that all women experience during their first trimester. This feeling of nausea along with a headache can be triggered by almost anything, including the smell of food, and sometimes can occur with no triggers at all.

The best way to get through this exasperating time which roughly lasts for about 10 to 12 weeks is by figuring out the best ways to manage your nausea and even get rid of your morning sickness by adapting self-care habits that are known to reduce stress and anxiety. We recommend giving this concise article a read if you’d like to know more about ridding yourself of morning sickness.

Watch Your Diet

By this, we don’t mean you need to watch what you eat but you do need to make sure you’re having a balanced and healthy diet. Having a good diet plan can drastically increase your overall health and mood, while also giving your baby the required nutrition it needs every day. The best way to do this is to make a meal plan that accommodates everything you need. This way, you’d be able to avoid eating something in excess which is also not going to serve the right purpose, even if it’s healthy food!

Take Supplements

You may have never taken any kind of supplement before in your life, but these are highly recommended during the early stages of pregnancy for the overall health of the mother and child. It is advisable to consult a doctor or a dietician to know what kind of vitamin or calcium supplements you should be taking for your body-type and health condition.

Care For Your Mental Health

You can’t ignore the fact that this pregnancy is rapidly changing your body and lifestyle as a whole. There’s no doubt about this being an overwhelming experience for you, so it’s okay to feel out of depth now and then! The only way to combat this is to not internalize your fears and find a strong support system where you can get all the advice and encouragement you need. Also, do take some time off just to relax and destress. You’d be surprised at how instrumental destressing can be in increasing your health and happiness.

General Don’ts

Don’t Try to Lose Weight

If you’ve always been conscious of your weight and body, this can be a difficult time for you. But do remember that trying to lose weight during this time can greatly affect the health of the baby. The best way to lose pregnancy weight is after the baby is born, and there are several post-pregnancy weight loss programs you can enroll yourself in!

Don’t be Unaware of Symptoms

It’s always better to know what to expect, especially if this is your first pregnancy. Having a general idea about all the symptoms that pregnancy entails can save you from unnecessary worry and false alarms, so try to figure this out as soon as possible.


Being aware of this list can save you a lot of time in the future. We hope you found this helpful!

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