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7 Tips on Having a Healthy Pregnancy ...

By Melanie

Are you pregnant or plan on being pregnant in the near future? If so, then you need to learn all you need to learn because once you are pregnant, you only have nine months to learn everything. Below, I am going to give you 7 tips on having a healthy pregnancy.

7 Eat Healthy

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You should avoid that greasy food. Start eating healthy. Both you and your baby are going to benefit from this. Go for things such as good fruits and vegetables. Also, remember that you should only eat safe fish. Fish such as swordfish are known for having high levels of mercury in them, but the safe fish can be good for you.

6 Exercise

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You should start exercising now. This is going to help you stay fit during pregnancy. Did you know that exercising can lower the risk of having a miscarriage? It has also been proven that it reduces the risk of complications during labor and could make the labor shorter.

5 Avoid Chemicals

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It is important that you should avoid chemicals that could hurt your baby. These chemicals are found in your home, work and almost anywhere. Think things that are friendly to the environment and stay away from bleach and other harsh chemicals.

4 Drink Enough Water

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It is important that you stay hydrated during this time. It is recommended that you drink six eight ounce glasses of water each day. By doing this, you will be keeping you and your baby healthy. Remember, water is always needed.

3 Go for a Swim

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Did you know that swimming is good for those who are almost due? It is because it is relaxing. It helps to relieve those aches and pains. When I was pregnant, I liked swimming, because I always got that relaxed feeling. What about you? Have you ever tried it?

2 Stop Smoking

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Do you smoke? If so, then one of the most important things to do would be to stop smoking. This is definitely not healthy for you and it is not healthy for the baby that is living and growing inside of you. If you smoke, you are putting the baby at great risks and it increases the chance of having a premature baby.

1 Stay Away from Bisphenol a and Phthalates

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I know that these are controversial chemicals. They are hard to avoid. Bisphenol A is found in a lot of hard plastics, such as the linking of food and cans as well as in food containers. Phthalates are found in soft plastics, cosmetics, fragrances and personal care products.

When you are pregnant, it is important that you start planning for your baby. Waiting until the baby is born is too late. You need to get the nursery ready (avoid the fumes if you paint it. You may want to get friends to do this). So, do you have any other health tips?

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