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First trimester: Having a healthy pregnancy

  • Most of the things that make for a healthy pregnancy are the same things that make for a healthy lifestyle.

  • expand to learn moreEat well

    expand to learn moreWeight gain

    expand to learn moreWhere the weight goes

    expand to learn moreContinue dental care

    expand to learn moreWear your seat belt

    expand to learn moreUse only approved medicines

    expand to learn moreGet exercise

    expand to learn morePelvic tilt

    expand to learn moreDon't smoke

    expand to learn moreDon't drink alcohol

    expand to learn moreDon't use drugs

    expand to learn moreLimit caffeine

    expand to learn morePrevent infections to keep your unborn baby safe

    expand to learn moreAvoid exposure to toxoplasmosis

    expand to learn moreAvoid exposure to other infections

    expand to learn moreAvoid getting overheated

    expand to learn moreAvoid harmful chemicals

  • Warning

    Stop exercising and call your health care provider if you have any of these symptoms:

    • chest pain or tightness
    • rapid heart rate or breathlessness that does not go away
    • dizziness or lightheadedness
    • headache
    • nausea and vomiting
    • difficulty walking
    • uterine contractions
    • blood or fluid leaking from your vagina

    Important

    If you have a high-risk pregnancy or are at risk for preterm birth, talk with your health care provider about what activities are safe for you.