What can i do to help babs at this early stage?

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y!ppee Posts: 36
hi guys ok so im only in my 4 week but want to do everything i can to make sure i give our little bean every chance i'm taking folic acid. drinking two liters of water a day. starting walking this week. is there anything else i can do in terms of food/suppliments/generally? any help or suggestions much appreciated :thnk
Salander Posts: 1639
just follow your body's lead - if it says rest, rest, if it says eat, eat. as for supplements some people take pregnacare but my gp advised against it - not sure why. Enjoy!
marriedinmay Posts: 578
[quote:s0vh7ke2]some people take pregnacare but my gp advised against it - not sure why. [/quote:s0vh7ke2] ??? I wonder why he said not to take?
Salander Posts: 1639
not sure - he told me to just take the plain folic acid.
Nadie Posts: 1111
Yuck, I wish I knew why the doc said not to take pregnacare, I've been taking it every day since I found out I was pregnant. To answer your question y!ppee, I second the advice of resting when your body wants you to - there will be days when you feel you've been hit by a train - don't fight it, jsut sleep! Also make sure you're getting your 5 fruit & veg a day, and lots of fibre as constipation can be a problem later on. Get into the fibre habit now!
y!ppee Posts: 36
thanks for the tips girls - better stock up on the all bran so ;o)
Duffers Posts: 1841
I would say the same thing. Listen to your body. Try stick with your 5-a-day & dont go starting any new excerise regimes, stick to light walks, nothing too strenuous (sp?). HTH (Ps Congrats :o)ll )
Duffers Posts: 1841
I would say the same thing. Listen to your body. Try stick with your 5-a-day & dont go starting any new excerise regimes, stick to light walks, nothing too strenuous (sp?). HTH (Ps Congrats :o)ll )
junebaby11 Posts: 89
Hi there im in the same boat. Just 4 weeks gone and my GP has advised not to take Pregnacare either. He said the Folic acid is more than enough and to drink an extra glass of milk a day. Im very sporty and he told me to just take it easy and be sensible about what i am and am not able for. Other than this im still clueless to it all
y!ppee Posts: 36
thanks legolas - we're thrilled bababoom - our beans are exactly the same age...aw. was it full milk your doc said to drink?