Are you Pregnant? Top 5 things to do immediately!

  1. Avoid teratogens. A teratogen is anything that causes abnormalities in the development of the fetus.  Examples of different types of teratogens include certain chemicals, medications and infections.
  2. Start taking pre-natal vitamins! Prenatal vitamins help cover any nutritional gaps in the mother’s diet.  Prenatal vitamins (PNV) contain many vitamins and minerals such as folic acid, iron, iodine, and calcium
  3. Calculate your due date.
  4. Go see your doctor!
  5. Be good to yourself. If you smoke, now is the time to quit.  Say bye-bye to alcohol.  Get plenty of rest, but keep moving!  Low impact exercise will give you some energy.  Avoid foods that are high in sugar, salt & fat.

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