Pregnancy Do's and Don'ts
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Pregnancy and being
pregnant. It covers having a
pregnancy test, and
pregnancy. This resource page will help
you find what you need to known about
Do go to your obstetrician as soon as you find out that you
are pregnant. Be sure to get started on your prenatal
vitamins right away as most prenatal vitamins have folic
acid in them to prevent birth defects. Most birth defects
begin in the early months of pregnancy.
Do take it easy!
Do enjoy every aspect of your pregnancy!
Do buy a new crib (or cradle). It's not worth the chance
that your baby could slip through the rails if you buy a
used one. It can be difficult to track down recalls that are
more than a few years old.
Do make sure that the crib sheet fits securely and doesn't
pull off. Oversized sheets can slip off and suffocate your
baby. Crib sheets that are too small won't stay on the bed
and can slip off putting your baby at risk.
Do make sure that all the meat you eat is cooked well.
Under-cooked pork can lead to toxoplasmosis. Other meat if
not cooked thoroughly can cause food poisoning which can
hurt your baby. Avoid shellfish as it is a leading cause of
food poisoning. Food poisoning can cause miscarriage.
Don't get into hot tubs, it's not worth it. If you overheat
your body, you overheat your baby!
Don't use drugs. If you use drugs, your baby uses drugs
which can cause birth defects. In the least your baby could
be born addicted!
Don't smoke cigarettes. Cigarette smoking has been linked to
low weight babies.
Don't drink more than 2 cups of coffee. Your baby may be at
risk of birth defects as caffeine is a drug.
Don't travel the last month of pregnancy. There is always
the possibility of premature labor.
Don't change the litter box if you have a cat. You could get
toxoplasmosis (a very serious illness!). Don't give up your
cat, just have someone else change the litter box.