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5 ways to stay healthy in pregnancy

Created by BabyCenter

  1. Eat well. Try to eat some fruits and vegetables every day. Eat ugali, rice, chapati, eggs, fish, and beans regularly. Add nuts to your food to make it even healthier. Fruits like oranges, mangoes, papayas and pineapples are good. Get lots of them. Try to have 1 extra handful of food with every meal. Do not go without food for too long. Carry some food with you if you have to go somewhere.

  2. Get check-ups while you are pregnant. Try to have 4 visits to your health worker. Get your blood and urine tests and blood pressure checks done regularly. These tests help to find problems early. Then you can get treatment and keep yourself and your baby safe.

  3. Get tested for HIV. If you are living with HIV, there are medicines to help keep you well and prevent your baby from being born HIV+. If you find out you are not HIV+, you can make sure you stay that way.

  4. Take your pregnancy tablets. These iron and folic acid tablets help your baby grow well. You may also get medicine to help prevent malaria.

  5. Keep clean. Wash your hands with soap before cooking and eating and after using the toilet.

31 March 2015