(HealthDay News) -- It's important to stay as healthy as possible during pregnancy, since your health is directly related to the health of your baby.
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The American Academy of Family Physicians offers these suggestions for moms-to-be:
- Visit your doctor regularly for prenatal care.
- Gain an appropriate amount of weight. Don't try to shed pounds during pregnancy.
- Eat a healthy, balanced, nutritious diet. Avoid ingredients that could harm your baby, such as caffeine.
- Take vitamins or prenatal supplements (including folic acid) as recommended by your doctor. Consult your doctor before taking any medications or supplements.
- Ask your doctor about whether it's safe to continue working, have sex and exercise throughout pregnancy.
-- Diana Kohnle
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