The basics of self-care during pregnancy

Follow these simple steps to care for yourself physically and emotionally:

  • See your doctor for regular prenatal check-ups
  • Eat a healthy diet
  • Exercise regularly (after checking with your doctor first)
  • Avoid taking over-the-counter drugs (unless approved by your doctor)
  • Stop smoking
  • Avoid alcohol
  • Wash your hands thoroughly after touching pets (especially cats) and avoid contact with their feces
  • Wear comfortable clothing and footwear
  • Learn to de-stress and relax

Prenatal Checkups
Taking your baby to see the doctor regularly can be a chore, but it's well worth the trip out of the house. Here are some reasons to visit your gynaecologist:

  • Keep you and baby in the best possible health
  • Detect problems early
  • Reduce your fears and increase your confidence