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Do’s and Don’ts of Pregnancy

Tracey Montford

By Tracey Montford

Nov 02, 2016

Pregnancy is a wonderful, life changing experience.

With pregnancy comes responsibility.

We need to ensure we look after ourselves both physically and mentally.

Everything we consume or are exposed to, can affect the growth and or development of baby.

We’ve compiled a simple checklist of do’s and don’ts of pregnancy.


  • Take folic acid
  • Take a multi vitamin
  • Regularly visit your GP
  • Eat a variety of healthy foods
  • Listen to your cravings
  • Consume plenty of omega fatty acids (fish)
  • Have plenty of small snacks throughout the day
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Use a belly oil or butter
  • Sleep on your side
  • Listen to your body and rest when necessary
  • Wear gloves and or masks when using cleaning products
  • Allow a healthy amount of weight
  • Keep active
  • Practice Yoga
  • Swim if you can
  • Dress comfortably
  • Wear flat shoes
  • Wear correctly fitted/supportive bras
  • Keep cool
  • Avoid stress
  • Join a child birth class
  • Read about pregnancy and birth
  • Prepare your nursery
  • Write a birth plan


  • Don’t eat for two
  • Don’t eat too many sugary foods and drinks
  • Don’t use hot tubs and or saunas
  • Don’t clean the cat’s litter box
  • Don’t expose yourself to toxic substances (cleaning products)
  • Don’t eat raw or uncooked meat, poultry, seafood
  • Don’t eat Deli foods
  • Don’t drink unpasteurized milk
  • Don’t eat soft cheese
  • Don’t reheat left overs that have been sitting in the fridge for 24 hours or longer
  • Don’t smoke
  • Don’t consume alcohol
  • Don’t dye your hair
  • Don’t drink too much coffee
  • Don’t have an X-ray
  • Don’t eat fish that is high in Mercury (tuna, swordfish, Marlin, shark)
  • Don’t use drugs other than those prescribed by your health care provider
  • Don’t over do it at the gym
  • Don’t lift heavy objects
  • Don’t wear tight restrictive garments
  • Don’t wear wire bras during the 1st trimester and 1 month prior to your due date, when the breast is experiencing most change

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