Consume a small meal before you do your grocery shopping. Pregnancy can do weird things to your appetite, including give you intense cravings for certain foods. It is fine to give yourself a treat every once in a while; however, your main concern should be to eat foods that will be nutritionally beneficial to you and the baby. By heading to the grocery store while full, you will most likely be able to avoid detouring from your shopping list. Just because you crave a certain food, it doesn’t mean you should over-indulge in it, especially if it full of empty calories. After all, your unborn child has his or her own nutritional needs to consider. If you follow your cravings, you might not meet the needs of your child. Stick to a healthy diet and find healthy ways to fulfill your cravings.
When you find out you are pregnant, it is important to get tested to see if you have a sexually transmitted disease. If these diseases are not treated, they can cause difficult health problems for you and your child. Many tests for sexually transmitted diseases can be done through urine, blood or a pap smear. If you find out that you have an STD, you might have to have a C-section delivery. During your pregnancy, ask others to help you lift things, instead of trying to do it yourself. Lifting something heavy can cause stress on the baby or a miscarriage, along with back strain. It is better to be on the safe side and allow someone to help you, even though you may feel that you can handle it.