The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months. Consult your doctor for advice on when to introduce complementary foods to your baby. Breastfeeding should continue for as long as possible after introduction of complementary foods.
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Taking care of your health and eating the right foods during pregnancy would result in a smooth pregnancy and lessen its undesirable side-effects. During the first trimester, pregnancy hormones start to elevate
in your blood and your body will start to change gradually. These changes in your hormones will cause you some disagreeable symptoms which may appear strong and undesirable in some women, while none in others. Some of these symptoms are:
And always remember to compensate water lost during vomiting by drinking enough of it and other liquids between meals.
This problem can be easily solved and prevented by increasing your intake of liquids especially water as well as increasing fiber-rich foods in your diet such as vegetables, fresh and dried fruits, whole grains and legumes.
Do not use laxatives as it has many side-effects, one of which it might make you lose some vitamins and minerals.
Other recommendations include light walking, not lying down directly after a meal and wearing light and comfortable clothes.
The best way is to watch your diet especially if you have some of the previously mentioned side effects of pregnancy:
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