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Congratulations, you’re pregnant! You are now one with your baby. It is time to take care of your child with these five lifestyle changes.

Finding out you are pregnant and carrying a new life is one of the most magical things that could happen to a woman. If you were planning this pregnancy in advance, you might have been taking prenatal vitamins and have been leading a healthier lifestyle. And if not, here are the five things you should do as soon as possible.

Eat well

Eating well certainly does not mean ‘eating for two’, as people used to think. Choose wisely what you eat, and give preference to organic, non-processed food. Do not forget about supplements.

Exercise moderately

Pregnancy is not the reason to stop working out, if you are doing it regularly. However, especially in the first trimester, it is important to exercise caution. Talk to your personal trainer to see if you need to adjust your gym routine.

Know what’s around you

Many household items contain harmful chemicals that we usually do not think about on a daily basis. Detergents, cleaning supplies, perfumes, make-up, shampoos… all of these might need a revision after you get pregnant. Read the labels and learn what is safe to use, and what is not.

Get out of the house

Don’t spend all of your free time at home! It is good to get some fresh oxygen for your blood. Going for walks will give you more energy, and will improve your muscle tone.

Maintain positive attitude

You might be worried that what you eat or do will largely impact your baby’s health. It is important to maintain positive attitude during pregnancy, and remember that about 95% of babies are born healthy. Do your part by being a responsible mother, but do not beat yourself up if you have an extra cup of coffee once in a while.