When you’re pregnant, there are many things you can do for your health and the health of your growing baby:
See your doctor regularly. Prenatal care can help keep you both healthy and it allows your doctor to spot problems if they occur.
Continue taking a folic-acid supplement throughout your pregnancy. All women capable of pregnancy should get 400 to 800 micrograms of folic acid every day. Getting enough folic acid lowers the risk of some birth defects. Taking a prenatal vitamin with folic acid will help you to be sure you are getting enough.
Eat a variety of healthy foods. Include fruits, vegetables, whole grains, calcium-rich foods, lean meats and a variety of cooked seafood.
Drink extra fluids, especially water.
Get moving! Unless your doctor tells you otherwise, physical activity is good for you and your baby.
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women’s Health