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Get enough sleep at night. Rest whenever you can during the day. Make sure you are eating well; inadequate food intake can make you tired. The tiredness usually ends in about three months.

This is most likely to occur if your stomach is empty. Eat small meats, possibly six, instead of three large meals daily. Some people like to eat three meals, plus a mid-morning snack. Don’t let your stomach get empty.

Don’t eat greasy, fatty, or spicy food. Drink small sips of liquid before or an hour after meals, not with meals. If you do get nauseous, lie down with your head on pillows and open a window to get fresh air.

Be sure to let the clinic or doctor know if your nausea or vomiting doesn’t go away or seems to get worse. Remember, your baby is very tiny and you need to eat so that your baby can grow.

Eat high-fiber foods, including fresh fruits and vegetables; whole-grain breads; high-fiber cereals; and beans, such as kidney and pinto beans. Drink plenty of liquids. Try to increase your activity, such as walking. Don’t use laxatives.

Drink a lot during the day so that you can decrease your liquids after dinner. Don’t try to ” hold it in.” Urinate whenever you need to. This problem should stop at around three months or pregnancy.

Tell your doctor or clinic if you have any pain or bleeding when you urinate.

DANGER SIGNS

Report any of the following to the doctor or clinic, or go immediately to the hospital where your baby will be born.

DANGER SIGNS

  • Blood or water from the vagina
  • Sudden swelling of the face, hands, or ankles
  • Fever over 100 F
  • Unusual problems with your eyes
  • Pain in the stomach area

If you have any of these danger signs, CALL your doctor or clinic at (972) 981-8930.


REMEMBER: Pregnancy is an exciting time of change. The staff at HWHC is here to ensure that you have a healthy baby.