Remember that you are carrying another life with you, so filling your brain with as much knowledge about the right things to do during a pregnancy is key. You can go over a lot of insightful tips here in this article, that way you can feel more at ease when you're thinking of what steps to take during your pregnancy. First Trimester For a healthy pregnancy avoid harsh chemicals like bleach and other household cleaners. These tasks can be delegated to a trusted family member such as your husband or older children. Pregnant women should also avoid getting their hair colored or permed during the first trimester when the baby's organs are developing. If you have had a miscarriage previously, it is too easy to be drawn into the fear of another miscarriage with a new pregnancy. Try to ease your mind and find some kind of mantras that will help you through the tough times. If all else fails, buy several pregnancy tests for that first trimester to help remind you that you are pregnant. Second Trimester Don't be concerned about weight gain with pregnancy. Most women are worried about how much weight they will gain while pregnant but shouldn't. It is completely normal to gain 30-35 pounds during a healthy pregnancy. You should gain about 1 pound a week during the second trimester of pregnancy. It is a good idea to start massaging your pregnant belly at the end of your second trimester. Put a couple of pillows behind your back so that you are not lying flat and sit on a couch or bed. Use oils and creams to massage your belly using light pressure. Put on relaxing music and remember to breathe. This helps keep you relaxing, and is soothing to your baby. Third Trimester When you are in the later stages of pregnancy, especially in your third trimester, try not to travel too much. Some women think that because their due date is a month away, they will not go into labor on the train or plane, only to find themselves delivering their child with no medical assistance. It is very common for a woman's feet to swell during pregnancy and for them to go up a shoe size, especially in the third trimester. Wearing flat shoes at this stage will be more comfortable than high heels so look at purchasing a new pair of shoes for this short period of your life. This article is a good resource to go back to when you need to be reminded of some useful pregnancy tips. If you have any friends who may benefit from this article, as well, then don't hesitate to share this article with them. You never know, you could help someone one day with some information and they could help you back one day in return.
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