A healthy pregnancy begins before you become pregnant. It actually begins long before you even think about motherhood. Take a moment to learn what you can do now to make sure any future pregnancies are planned and healthy. All women can benefit from some basic pre-pregnancy planning.
Medical checkups and screening tests help keep you and your baby healthy during pregnancy. This is called prenatal care. It also involves education and counseling about how to handle different aspects of your pregnancy.
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Eat this. Don’t eat that. Do this. Don’t do that. Pregnant women are bombarded with do’s and don’ts. Here is a short list of some of the foods you should avoid during pregnancy.
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Becoming a parent is one of life’s biggest joys and responsibilities. Doing all you can do to prepare now, before your baby is born, will make the transition to parenthood much easier.
Assign the roles of being new parents
Choose who will take care of household tasks
Share childcare responsibilities
Communicate openly with one another
Balance work and parenting
Keep realistic expectations for yourself and your spouse
Whether to breastfeed or bottle-feed is an important choice to think about before you have your baby. Ask about the benefits of breastfeeding for both you and your baby.