I was never happier or more content than when I was pregnant. My skin glowed, I slept well, and I had the best dreams! Both of my pregnancies were enjoyable, in spite of the dreadful morning sickness I suffered through my second trimesters, but everything else was wonderful, ending in two very brief and manageable labors and deliveries. I was lucky, I know, but I also followed my wonderful doctor’s advice, and I think that had a lot to do with how easy my pregnancies were. Here are her, and my, tips for a healthy, happy pregnancy.
1. Plan Ahead
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While there’s something to be said for “surprise” babies, like my youngest, there’s also a big advantage health-wise in planning ahead for a pregnancy. Planning ahead means you can quit smoking, start taking folic acid supplements, and even have your doctor help you off of any prescription drugs with potentially harmful side effects before egg-meets-sperm and everything goes nuts.