Pregnancy and childbirth

Pregnancy First Trimester: To-Do Lists

Stop drinking alcohol
As little as one drink a day can raise the odds of low birth weight as well as your child’s risk of problems with learning, speech, attention span, language, and hyperactivity. No one knows exactly how harmful even the smallest amount of alcohol may be to a developing baby, so skip the booze altogether.

Cut Down On Caffeine :

Studies have linked high caffeine consumption to miscarriage and other pregnancy problems. That’s why the March of Dimes advises expectant moms to limit their caffeine intake to less than 200 mg per day (that’s about one 12-ounce cup of coffee).

Go To Bed Early:

go to bed
In early pregnancy you may be more exhausted than you ever imagined you could be. Get more rest by turning in early – even if it makes you feel like a grandma.

Have Sex If You Feel Up To It :

In your first trimester, you may feel too tired, moody, or nauseated to make love. But if you’re feeling amorous (and you don’t have any complications that may make sex dangerous), go ahead – you won’t hurt the baby. The amniotic sac and the strong muscles of the uterus protect your baby, and the thick mucus plug that seals the cervix helps guard against infection.
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