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Expect unexpected. You just never know what will happen when you are pregnant. Your baby for example, might decide to come a few weeks early. You may find that midway through your pregnancy your physician recommends bed rest. If you prepare for unexpected ahead of time however, when it happens it wonít seem like such a challenge and you will be better prepared to handle it.
Maintain close ties with friends, family and loved ones. Pregnancy is an emotional time. The more people you have around you to lean on, less likely you will be to feel stressed.
Accept help. Let people know when you can use a hand. You donít have to manage everything alone during pregnancy. If people offer to help you out and relieve some of burden you are facing, be glad that there are people around you that love you enough to help out.
Another important thing to consider during pregnancy is communication. It is particularly important that you keep lines of communication open with your partner during pregnancy. Remember that pregnancy is a very emotional time, and many women act in ways they would not ordinarily during their pregnancy. Donít assume that your partner is a mind reader. This assumption has negatively impacted many relationships. If you have concerns, anxiety, feel sad or are even angry, be sure you share your feelings with your loved ones. Let people know what you are experiencing physically and emotionally and how it is affecting you. This will help them understand where you are coming from, and will help them learn best way to help you during your pregnancy.
If you havenít considered a prenatal massage already, you should during your pregnancy. Prenatal massage can be particularly helpful during third trimester when your body is feeling burdened by heavy load it is carrying. There are many qualified practitioners that offer prenatal massage in medical offices, chiropractic offices and even in traditional spa settings.
Article by Beverley Brooke, author of "Ensure A Healthy Pregnancy For You And Your Baby And Lose Weight After Pregnancy" - visit http://www.pregnancy-weight-loss.com for more on a range of pregnancy health issues