Monday , March 1 2021
Pregnancy tips for expectant mothers by Dr. Briggs

Ladies these Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy will assist you. Dr.Briggs

Before you can take care of your new baby, you need to take care of yourself and your unborn child. There’s a lot of advice out there. Much of it is common sense, but some things – like avoiding cat litter – might be news. Your first tip: As soon as you suspect you’re pregnant, see your doctor and visit the Health centres close to you.

  1. Take a prenatal vitamin
  2. Exercise regularly
  3. Write a birth plan
  4. Educate yourself
  5. Change your chores (avoid harsh or toxic cleaners, heavy lifting)
  6. Track your weight gain (normal weight gain is 25-35 pounds)
  7. Get comfortable shoes
  8. Eat folate-rich foods (lentils, asparagus, oranges, fortified cereals)
  9. Eat calcium-rich foods (dairy, canned fish, soy)
  10. Eat more fish (except those high in mercury )
  11. Eat foods with fiber
  12. Don’t eat soft cheeses (unpasteurized styles like Brie and feta may contain bacteria that can cause fever, miscarriage or pregnancy complications)
  13. Eat your veggies
How your body changes in pregnancy (Video) - BabyCentre UK
18 weeks pregnancy
  1. Eat five or six well-balanced meals each day
  2. But don’t overeat. You only need 300-500 additional calories per day. Keep a food diary.
  3. Limit caffeine
  4. Drink plenty of fluids (six 8-ounce glasses of water per day)
  5. Don’t drink alcohol
  6. Wear sunscreen
  7. Fly smart (avoid air travel if possible early and late in pregnancy)
  8. Avoid changing cat litter (to reduce risk of toxoplasmosis)
  9. Give in to cravings – sometimes
  10. Know when to call your doctor with concerns
  11. Don’t smoke; avoid secondhand smoke
  12. Get enough sleep
  13. Wear your seatbelt
  14. Don’t take over-the-counter medications or herbal remedies without medical consultation
  15. See your dentist
  16. Take a pregnancy class
  17. Baby sit a friend’s baby for some real-world experience
  18. Tour birth facilities
  19. Practice relaxation techniques daily (yoga, stretching, deep breathing, massage)
  20. Don’t overmedicate
  21. Exercise, but don’t overdo it
  22. Stretch before bed to avoid leg cramps
  23. Take a picture of yourself before the baby arrives

Check Also

Nigeria lacks neurosurgeon

“There are only 95 neurosurgeon in Nigeria “ – Lady reveals how she survived brain surgery

Shortage of neurosurgeons in Nigeria


  1. Lolz… this is cool but the last one though
    what a photoshoot session❤

  2. This is very helpful Dr.briggs. I love your blog

  3. Following this tips is alot easier. I will work with them as I just got newely married. Thanks

  4. I just opened this blog after sometime, I think my wife needs to read this, I love tips on health matters alot. Thanks Dr. Briggs

  5. A woman’s health is very important for her baby. Nice tips to be taken note of. Great intelligence here.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.