Being a nurturing parent begins at the moment of conception and even before. Although you can't change your age or genetic traits, there's plenty you can do during the nine months of pregnancy to ensure your well-being and that of your unborn baby: eat wisely, stay physically active, get plenty of rest. More good advice: see your doctor regularly, stop smoking (if that's a habit), and avoid alcoholic drinks and inappropriate drugs. The likely outcome: fewer complications during pregnancy, labor, and delivery, and a healthier baby.
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