Author of "Common Sense Pregnancy" Jeanne Faulkner joins us to share her tips on navigating a healthy pregnancy.
1 - Get Healthy Before or As Soon As You're Pregnant
Knock off the bad habits (like smoking and drinking) and bump up the good ones - eat well, exercise and de-stress
2 - Get The Right Maternal Healthcare
If you're healthy, consider seeing a midwife. If your medical situation is more complicated, an obstetrician or other specialist might be a better fit.
3 - Be Pregnant Like A Boss
It's your health and you're responsible for it. Your midwife or doctor works for you.
4 - Eat The Right Stuff and Watch The Weight
Many pregnant women don't eat enough healthy stuff and or gain unhealthy amounts of weight. That's when some develop complications
5 - Move Your Body
Exercise is important for weight control, a healthy placenta, stable blood sugar and stress reduction.
6 - Get Some Rest, Will Ya?
Growing someone else's body is exhausting. If you don't rest, you're asking for illness.
7 - Be Flexible
After you've made your plans about how your pregnancy, birth and parenting will go...let go. Flexibility is key.