Self-Care Tips When You Are Pregnant

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Taking care of yourself when you are pregnant is very important and will help you feel good too. Here are some suggestions on how to keep you and your baby at your best.* This is not meant as a substitute for advice from your health care professional. If you think you may be pregnant you can call Your First Look at 419-720-3338 to schedule a free pregnancy confirmation appointment.
1. Eat a well-balanced diet. Those extra calories are needed to support you and your growing baby. No diets during this time.
2. Keep Moving. Try to have at least 2.5 hours each week of activity that will elevate your heart rate.
3. Cigarettes and Other Substances: The use of tobacco, alcohol, and other illegal substances should not be used during a pregnancy. Ask your doctor if any of your current prescription medications are a risk factor for your baby.
4. Stress: outside factors, such as an abusive relationship can put your pregnancy at risk. See professional help immediately. Locally you can call the YWCA Domestic Violence Support Number at 419-241-7386.

Source: www.compasscare.info