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What to eat during pregnancy: facts

Pregnant and wondering what you need to eat? How much should you eat? What if you don’t feel like eating? What’s the best diet for you and the baby?

  1. Folic acid

    If you are planning on having a baby, you should start taking a folic acid (folate) supplement. It prevents your baby from getting an illness called Spina bifida, which causes parts of the spine in the embryo to not fully close.

    Folic acid is very effective, especially if taken very early on during pregnancy, which is why you should take it once you are pregnant or even better, once you start trying for a baby.

    It’s difficult to get enough folate through eating alone, but if you can’t access supplements, make sure you eat a lot of leafy green vegetables and avocados. You might want to look into taking special pregnancy vitamins that contain folic acid and other vitamins and minerals you need.
     

  2. Do I need to eat for two? 

    No. You will need to eat a little more than usual to ensure that the baby can develop healthily but you don’t need to eat twice as much. This could lead to excess baby weight, which can create complications later. If you’re not over- or underweight, you will need about 300 to 500 kcal more every day in the second and third trimester.

    Some women are afraid to put on weight or think that if they eat less, labour will be easier and they won’t have to work hard to get rid of the baby weight. But this can lead to serious complications for the mum as well as the baby, so you should avoid dieting or starving yourself.

  3. What should you eat?

    The healthier, the better! Try to eat a balanced diet with carbohydrates (bread, rice, pasta), proteins (meat, eggs, beans), and lots of vegetables and fruit. Try not to eat too much sugar and salt during pregnancy.

    Make sure that you wash your fruits and vegetables well before eating them. If you get sick easily, you might want to stay away from salads and uncooked vegetables. Your raw chicken and poultry shouldn’t touch any other food, and you need to wash knives and plates that have touched raw poultry thoroughly before using them for other food.

  4. What should you avoid? 

    You should stay away from alcohol, cigarettes, and other drugs when you’re pregnant. Those can seriously harm your baby.

    Also avoid eating raw or undercooked eggs, fish and meat, liver and other innards, and drinking coffee and other drinks with caffeine. When you drink milk and eat cheese, make sure that it has been pasteurised (heated after milking to kill bacteria). Because it can contain mercury, you shouldn’t have more than two portions of fish a week.

    Also, not that you would eat it, but if you have a cat, don’t clean the litter box. Bacteria in the cat poo can make your baby sick.

  5. Nausea and morning sickness

    Many women feel nauseated or vomit often, especially during the first three months of pregnancy. This is quite normal but can be very annoying.


    There are a few things you can do to reduce nausea. Try to eat very small meals. Eating in the morning, right after getting up, can settle an uneasy stomach. Small sips of ginger tea can help with nausea. And in general, only eat what you feel like eating. You might want to eat only bland food, or have strange cravings – that’s all okay!

    Listening to your body and trying different approaches will be the best way to deal with morning sickness and nausea.

    Just make sure you drink a lot of water and fluids, especially if you have been vomiting. If your problems are severe and don’t get better, discuss this with your doctor.

Related: 10 Tips For A Healthy Pregnancy

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    1. OK that good teaching for…
      OK that good teaching for pregnant women

    2. I am 7months pregnant and…
      I am 7months pregnant and sometimes I feel dizziness what could be the problem

      1. ​​​​​Hello Ann,…

        ​​​​​Hello Ann, congratulations. Dizziness is expected during pregnancy. It is however important to take some steps to try and manage it. You could do the following;-  

        • Avoid standing for long periods. If you must stand, make sure that you keep your feet moving to help increase blood circulation
        • Get up slowly from either sitting or lying down
        • Eat regularly, avoid long periods between meals; it is better to snack throughout the day
        • Avoid hot baths or showers
        • Avoid lying on your back
        • Wear loose, comfortable clothing to avoid restricting circulation

        It is important to see your doctor if this happens often and if it has led to fainting. We wish you the best in the rest of your journey.

    3. I learnt to Patience even I…
      I learnt to Patience even I see my wife vomiting,
      And to always take care of her, and thing she decides to eat I shu provide in love,infact this is the time they need my closest.

      1. It is great that you are so…

        It is great that you are so supportive Akinyemi. I’m sure your wife is appreciative.

        1. 11 weeks pregnant no…
          11 weeks pregnant no cravings ,,I hate vegetables and specific fruits,, history of miscarriages,, have fibroids,,,when i squat I feel like something has gotten hold of my belly

          1. Hi Omeka, thank you for…

            Hi Omeka, thank you for reaching out to us. This sounds like a medical issue and we strongly advise that you see a medical practitioner for proper medical advice.

    4. I have some problems and…
      I have some problems and pregnant BT in my private part is removing some bad small and its inching,,am 4months pregnancy

      1. Hi Dorothy, thank you for…

        Hi Dorothy, thank you for reaching out to us. Since this is a medical issue we strongly advise you see a medical professional for a comprehensive diagnosis.
        Here is a list of health institutions that should be of help
        https://lovemattersafrica.com/get-help/clinics 

    5. Im 6months pregnant no any…
      Im 6months pregnant no any food that i feel like eating.Last clinic i realised my baby has not reached 1kg.What should i do

    6. What types of food do you…
      What types of food do you have to eat during pregnancy to get calcium

      1. Hi Anonymous, this is a…

        Hi Anonymous, this is a great answer. A great source of calcium is dairy products. Another really good source is fish where you eat the bones like omena. Green leafy vegetables are a good source of both Vitamin A and Calcium both necessary for good foetal development. However, be careful not to take too much calcium as it could lead to an upset stomach. Please talk to your doctor at the next clinic visit to best advise on what is good for you.

  1. niko na hasira sana kila time
    niko na hasira sana kila time juu nko na ball is it harmfull to my baby and how can i control itz,

    1. Hi Anni, its common to have
      Hi Anni, its common to have mood swings during pregnancy. You could avoid things that make you angry or be around people who make you happy to avoid being mad all the time.

  2. Some women eat soil during
    Some women eat soil during this period, is it that they lack some minerals? And is this healthy?

    1. Hi Wasonga yes they may have
      Hi Wasonga yes they may have some deficiency. Its not encouraged for them to eat soil they would rather eat foods rich in those minerals or take supplements.

    2. Since 2yrs plus now I have…
      Since 2yrs plus now I have been trying to convince but no results, at this stage of my treatment, am on clomid drugs…how does it goes with clomid??

      1. Hi Edith, Clomid works by…

        Hi Edith, Clomid works by stimulating the hormones in your body that work to promote pregnancy. If your doctor prescribed it then they think it will work. Just stick to your doctor’s instructions and keep at it.

  3. i av 5months pregnant wat
    i av 5months pregnant wat time s able 4me to vistit clinic.?

    1. Hi Ann, you should go as soon
      Hi Ann, you should go as soon as possible. One is encouraged to start the pre-natal clinic during the first 3 months of pregnancy.

  4. am having a sharp pain in
    am having a sharp pain in amblicord am some wks pg whats the problem

    1. Hi Lucy,

      Hi Lucy,
      You should see the doctor and have that checked out.

  5. Am going in my third month of
    Am going in my third month of pregnancy,and am always having severe headache and get tired very easily, all I want to do is to sleep

  6. Am received my period at this
    Am received my period at this time but am kep doing sex may i get pg?

  7. I would love to get pg.
    I would love to get pg..infants are so adorable

  8. why ist dat wenever i eat i
    why ist dat wenever i eat i feel heart burn,and how can i avoid it

  9. Is it normal to hv this thick
    Is it normal to hv this thick white discharge and itchines on ur privates becoz the tests hv proved inconclusive

    1. Hi Tina, its normal to have
      Hi Tina, its normal to have discharge but if its excess and has odor or color or it comes with some itchiness it could be a sign of an infection. You need to visit the doctor for more assistance.

  10. what about taking blue band
    what about taking blue band in bread. can it cause any problems to the baby?

    1. Hi , there is no effect of
      Hi , there is no effect of using blue band on your bread to the baby.

  11. is t true dat pregnancy can
    is t true dat pregnancy can coz high feelingz n f yes,why?

    1. Hi Nina,

      Hi Nina,

      what do you mean by high feelings? Kindly clarify for us.

  12. Am taking the supplements
    Am taking the supplements,that is,folic acid and iron,the red ones!!bt I have realized am constipating,when I visit the toilet,nothng comes out,,,what is the solution to this!!!if it is water,I take excess

    1. Hi Doreen constipation is
      Hi Doreen constipation is common during pregnancy. you need to increase your fiber uptake to help reduce the constipation.

  13. i have a problem of feeling
    i have a problem of feeling dizzy and i lack energy every morning

    1. Do you feed well, hows your
      Do you feed well, hows your appetite? you need to talk to your doctor about this the next time you go for your clinic.

  14. Any drug that can reduce
    Any drug that can reduce saliva in my mouth all the tym

    1. Hi Susan,

      Hi Susan,
      You will have to consult your doctor about that.

  15. am three month n i can’t eat
    am three month n i can’t eat anything without vomiting, jus taking hot water , can it affects the child

    1. Eating is very important
      Eating is very important during pregnancy. You need to see you doctor or nutritionist to help you with the diet and vomiting.

  16. some time I feel pain in my
    some time I feel pain in my lower abdomen ,am three months pregnant vomiting is must in the morning I like taking milk would affect my bby pliz help

    1. Hi Kirui,

      Hi Kirui,
      Vomiting in the morning or morning sickness as it called is normal for some pregnant women. Milk is healthy and it cannot affect the baby.

  17. For how long is someone
    For how long is someone expected to copulate and get pg after a (2 mnths)miscourage.

    1. Hi Getty,

      Hi Getty,
      Getting pregnant entails a lot of things and could be a matter of chance. You can get pregnant immediately or it might take some time.

  18. Naenda kulala kichalichali na
    Naenda kulala kichalichali na nina mimba ya miezi sita kulala hivyo inamadhara kwa mwana.

    1. Habari Priscah,

      Habari Priscah,
      Huwezi mdhuru mtoto ukilala chalichali , bora usikuwe na maumivu yoyote.

  19. whenever i have sex,i feel
    whenever i have sex,i feel like vomitting n i must vomit,is it normal or do i have a problem?

  20. Taking soda can cause any
    Taking soda can cause any problem to the baby

    1. There is no scientific proof
      There is no scientific proof of soda affecting the baby but one should not take it in excess. Good diet is important for healthy baby development.

  21. am 4 months pg and still
    am 4 months pg and still vomiting wat could b problem?

    1. Hi Linet, vomiting during
      Hi Linet, vomiting during pregnancy is normal for some women. You need to tell your doctor about it on your next clinic visit.

  22. i am 5 months pregnant n cant
    i am 5 months pregnant n cant get aroused whatsoever. Is is normal n will i get normal after delivery? Am scared .

    1. Hi Maureen,

      Hi Maureen,
      Its normal to lose sexual drive during pregnancy for some women. But it all comes back after delivery so you need not worry.

  23. I am in my last weeks of 1st
    I am in my last weeks of 1st trimester but vomiting increased and I also have headaches I also don’t like taking water.could this be a medical condition or???

    1. Hi Elgar,

      Hi Elgar,

      its normal for one to have slight headaches and vomiting during pregnancy but it should not be in excess. Its also normal to dislike some things during pregnancy including water. if any of this symptoms persist kindly see you doctor.

  24. is it normal to feel a baby
    is it normal to feel a baby playing at 4months coz am experiencing it

    1. It is normal as some baby
      It is normal as some baby move earlier than others so there is nothing to worry about.

  25. Am now almost three months pg
    Am now almost three months pg n I don’t feel eating I jixt take cold water only, n I feel vomiting thru out,n I also av a problem in my private part there z a thick discharge dat alway kam out wit a bad smell,will it affect my baby?

    1. Hi cate,

      Hi cate,
      You need to feed well so that you have enough for yourself and your baby. Good healthy diet is vital for the babies development. Vomiting is normal during pregnancy for some women but if its too much you need to see your doctor about it. The smelly discharge could also be a sign of infection and you need to visit the doctor as soon as possible,

  26. am 4 months pg and yet sina
    am 4 months pg and yet sina apettite, uchovu asubuhi and i feel sleeping all the time, headache throughout plz adivice.

    1. Hi Monicah,

      Hi Monicah,
      Loss of appetite , fatigue, sleepiness and light headaches are common during pregnancy with some women. If the headaches persist you should inform your doctor about it.

  27. am 5 months preg & i fill so
    am 5 months preg & i fill so tired idon’t eat other foods, i can’t eat breakfast,lunch & supper coz tumbo yangu hujaa zaidi.pliz help which problem am i having.

    1. Fatigue and loss of appetite
      Fatigue and loss of appetite is common with some women during pregnancy. You should look for nutritious foods that you enjoy eating to help with your appetite. Its advisable you don’t do a lot of work and have ample rest.

  28. I feel some pain wen am
    I feel some pain wen am getting done with urinating… could it b normal 4 a pregnant lady??

    1. Hi Natasha,

      Hi Natasha,
      You should probably get that checked by a doctor.

  29. am 6 months pg,i like having
    am 6 months pg,i like having with my husband wil it affect my baby

    1. Hi Korir,

      Hi Korir,
      If you are talking about sex no it will not affect your baby in any way.

  30. Am one mnth pregnant but i
    Am one mnth pregnant but i feel de stomach vibrating,diaprahm paining mi,i dont vomit so wat shd i do

    1. Hi Brenda not all pregnant
      Hi Brenda not all pregnant women vomit. But if you have any sort of pain you should see a doctor.

    1. No its not normal to have
      No its not normal to have stomach ache and therefore one should see a doctor.

  31. love the topics of love
    love the topics of love matters have been vert keen and i get alot of things which i dint no because i registered a page of pregnancy bt i dont get all they say it is a wazungus page so they say some terms dat i dont undurstand thengs to the love matters and ansering quetions dat r being asked….

    1. You are welcome Harriet.
      You are welcome Harriet. Thanks a lot for the feed back.

  32. am pregnant n mi husband is
    am pregnant n mi husband is far n sometimes I feel like having sex n am 6mnths pg is it bad to have it with another man or the bby might resemble that man

    1. Hi Nadia,

      Hi Nadia,

      What you are technically asking is if its ok for you to chest on your husband. The answer is, do you feel its ok?

      When you are pregnant and have sex with someone else it does not change the NA or looks of the child.

      When you want to cheat on your partner it normally signifies a problem in the relationship..

      Take time and thin about it. It helps to talk to your partner about your issues.

  33. is it good to mastibate when
    is it good to mastibate when ure pregnant or it can damage the baby

  34. I’m having backpain n light…
    I’m having backpain n light spotting in my one month pregnancy …please help

    1. (No subject)
      Hi Faith,

      To be sure all is well do check in with your doctor. We wish you well.

    1. (No subject)
      We do hope the information is helpful too Cate. Thank you feedback.

  35. Thanks for posting a very…
    Thanks for posting a very sweet article. just couldn’t leave your website before telling you that we really enjoyed the quality information you offer to your visitors… Will be back often to check up on new posts.

    1. Thank you Stephanie for you…
      Thank you Stephanie for you feedback, we appreciate it.

  36. Is it acceptable to have sex…
    Is it acceptable to have sex during pregnancy if yes can it harm the baby

  37. Hi! i have some pains in my…
    Hi! i have some pains in my vagina unable to move freely is it normal 34wks now

    1. Hi Patriciah, Pain means…

      Hi Patriciah, Pain means there is something wrong. Do visit your health provider for a check up. 

  38. Am 3 months pregnant na…
    Am 3 months pregnant na hainisumbui ata kidogo is this normal

  39. Am in my 3rd tremister and I…
    Am in my 3rd tremister and I have been filling dizziness for a time which comes for a few minutes then it goes what is the problem

    1. ​​​​​Hello Ann,…

      ​​​​​Hello Ann, congratulations. Dizziness is expected during pregnancy. It is however important to take some steps to try and manage it. You could do the following;-  

      • Avoid standing for long periods. If you must stand, make sure that you keep your feet moving to help increase blood circulation
      • Get up slowly from either sitting or lying down
      • Eat regularly, avoid long periods between meals; it is better to snack throughout the day
      • Avoid hot baths or showers
      • Avoid lying on your back
      • Wear loose, comfortable clothing to avoid restricting circulation

      It is important to see your doctor if this happens often and if it has led to fainting. We wish you the best in the rest of your journey.

  40. which side should one sleep…
    which side should one sleep with while pregnant and why is it bad to lye on the back

    1. Hello, The best sleep…

      Hello, The best sleep position during pregnancy is sleeping on side. Even better is to sleep on your left side which will increase the amount of blood and nutrients that reach the placenta and the baby. One should avoid sleeping on the back since this can cause problems like backaches, breathing challenges, the digestive system , low blood pressure and can cause a decrease in circulation to the heart and the baby. This is a result of the abdomen resting on the intestines and major blood vessels. One can use pillows to make the sleeping on side more comfortable. 

  41. HI. I AM IN THE SECOND…
    HI. I AM IN THE SECOND PREGNANCY AND WHAT I FEEL IS WHAT I WAS FEELING DURING THE FIRST PREGNANCY. IT STARTED WITH A CHEST PROBLEM WHICH ONLY REDUCED AND NEVER WENT AWAY TILL THE DAY I GAVE BIRTH. THAT IS MUCUS ECSCREATION ALL THE TIME WHICH IS DISGUSTING. IS THERE ANYHOW THIS THING CAN BE REMOVED FROM ME?

    1. Hi Monica, so sorry about…

      Hi Monica, so sorry about this. Have you started your antenatal clinic visits? Pregnancy comes with a lot of changes physically, emotionally and psychologically as your body adapts to the various changes going on. I suggest that you speak to your health provider so that they can advice you on how to manage this. We wish you all the best in the rest of your journey. Check out the following article for more information;- https://lovemattersafrica.com/pregnancy/being-pregnant/your-body-and-pregnancy

  42. I am 5weeks pregnant but don…
    I am 5weeks pregnant but don’t have any pregnant signs apart from menestrial stop and sooring breast,is there anythg wrong?

  43. I am 5weeks pregnancy but…
    I am 5weeks pregnancy but don’t have any pregnant signs apart from menestrion stopped & sore breast,what might be the problem?

  44. thank you for helping me may…
    thank you for helping me may almighity GOD you serve bless you

    1. Thank you CJ, and God bless…

      Thank you CJ, and God bless you too. 

  45. I usually have running…
    I usually have running stomach and i see blood most of the time and am 3month gone

    1. Hey Toke, if you see blood…

      Hey Toke, if you see blood in your stool it is important that you consult a health care provider for test and possible treatment.

  46. Am feeling too heavy as if…
    Am feeling too heavy as if my food is not digesting.what can I do and is it harmful to my baby?

    1. Hello Blessing, this feeling…

      Hello Blessing, this feeling maybe as a result of the baby growing and this growth is exerting pressure on your stomach. What you can do is to try eat multiple smaller meals as opposed to one large. If this continues, do discuss this with your doctor or midwife during your next prenatal visit. We wish you all the best. 

  47. Am 3moths pregnant and two…
    Am 3moths pregnant and two weeks but i dont feel like am carrying the baby because the baby isn’t turning in my stomach is it normal

    1. Hello Beaty, thank you for…

      Hello Beaty, thank you for reaching out to us. The foetus should begin to move from month four. The third month is a little early to be feeling movement. Everything will happen in its time.

  48. Am two month pregnant and…
    Am two month pregnant and sijixikii kukula kitu what can i do

    1. Hello Aggy, congratulations!…

      Hello Aggy, congratulations! It is normal for you to lose your appetite. However, so that both you and the foetus stay healthy it is important that you eat.  Try and find food that you can eat that is also high in energy that will keep you nourished. However, if the problem persists, please see a medical pfofessional to help you through this stage.

  49. Pls am five month pregnant…
    Pls am five month pregnant but pls what can I do to stop discharging. The dis charge smell

    1. Hello Fatimat, thank you for…

      Hello Fatimat, thank you for reaching out to us. A discharge that has a foul smell is usually a sign that something wrong. Please see a medical professional as soon as you can for a comprehensive diagnosis and advice on the way forward.

  50. Hi,i have been eating soil…
    Hi,i have been eating soil before pregnancy.i even feel like eating it still but am pregnant.is it wrong to eat?

    1. Hi Christine, what you are…

      Hi Christine, what you are describing is a condition called Geophagia which is quite common in pregnant women. There are various thoughts in the medical field about this condition and there is medical evidence that women may eat soil when they are anemic. Maybe go and have a full blood panel done just to make sure. However, geophagia may be indicative of a condition called Pica which is the craving for non-food items. Pica can be dangerous and could introduce toxins into the body. It all depends on the amount of soil and the kind of soil you are eating. There is the baked clay in the supermarkets that are baked to kind of disinfect it, this kind would be a little better. As a rule, don’t overdo it and ask your doctor for their opinion and direction during your next clinic.

  51. what should be done to make…
    what should be done to make sure the lady has enough blood during the pregnancy period?

    1. Hello Abel K, thank you for…

      Hello Abel K, thank you for reaching out and asking a great question. Bleeding during pregnancy is common, especially during the first trimester, and usually, it’s no cause for alarm. But because bleeding can sometimes be a sign of something serious, it’s important to know the possible causes and get checked out by your doctor to make sure you and your baby are healthy and based on the diagnosis, the doctor will be able to provide the best treatment plan towards ensuring the lady is healthy during her pregnancy period. If she is anemic, she may need iron supplements that the doctor will be in the best position to recommend. An iron-rich diet of spinach, kale and liver and others could also help.

  52. Hello Wasonga Chaplain…

    Hello Wasonga Chaplain Omondi, thank you for reaching out and asking a great question. To be clear, it isn’t soil that they are eating but stones that are known locally as Odowa. They come from quarries and are traditionally sold at roadside stands. Experts say the craving to eat Odowa results mainly from a lack of important minerals, like calcium, in the body during pregnancy. Funny enough, Odowa is not rich in calcium but does have high magnesium content. Although doctors advise against eating stones, many pregnant women continue to do so. Some women also claim to eat clay, dirt, or sand while they were pregnant. This may be evidence of a serious medical condition as the stones may cause infections or other health problems and doctors say the health risks are probably greater than the benefits.

  53. Thanks , i have just learnt…
    Thanks , i have just learnt about the cat’s poo , what if i just dispose it without coming in contact with it, like i wore gloves eill it still affect my baby( planning to conceive)

  54. Hello Nancy, even coming…

    Hello Nancy, even coming into close proximity with it can be harmful to your unborn child so even if you do not come into contact with it and want to wear gloves, we highly recommend that you find someone else to help you clear the cat poop.

  55. I’m one month pregnant after…
    I’m one month pregnant after C’s delivery over 5months but the baby passed away should I abort this pregnancy

  56. Hi Anne, thank you so much…

    Hi Anne, thank you so much for getting in touch with us and we are so sorry you went through a hard time. The loss of a child is something serious and we understand just how difficult things can be for you, especially right now after conceiving again. We are also glad that despite the loss of your child, you were able to conceive again but considering that your last delivery was a C- section, the best thing to do right now is to ensure that you have a doctor that you visit regularly to supervise your pregnancy should you decide that you want to keep your child. Please keep us posted and know that we are here for you!

    Have a wonderful week and stay safe!

  57. Hello Jecinta, 

    Many women…

    Hello Jecinta, 

    Many women feel nauseated or vomit often, especially during the first three months of pregnancy and for some expecting mothers, it can extend to the second and even third trimester. This is quite normal but can be very annoying, especially if you are also working as fatigue can contribute to loss of appetite.

    There are a few things you can do to reduce nausea. Try to eat very small meals in between your daily routine. Eating in the morning, right after getting up, can settle an uneasy stomach. Small sips of ginger tea can help with nausea (if you are not allergic and your doctor permits it). And in general, only eat what you feel like eating. You might want to eat only bland food, or have strange cravings – that’s all okay! Listening to your body and trying different approaches will be the best way to deal with morning sickness and nausea.

    Just make sure you drink a lot of water and fluids, especially if you have been vomiting. If your problems are severe and don’t get better, discuss this with your doctor. If this is a medical issue we strongly advise you see a medical professional for a comprehensive diagnosis. 
    Here is a list of health institutions that should be of help
    https://lovemattersafrica.com/get-help/clinics  

  58. Every time I see food am…
    Every time I see food am foul I fill sharp pain coming from my stomach goin to my back one’s one’s then i fii dizzy

  59. Hello Elizabeth, kindly see…

    Hello Elizabeth, kindly see a medical practitioner as soon as you can for a proper diagnosis and advice on the way forward.

  60. Am Eight months pregnant, i…
    Am Eight months pregnant, i have problem with toothache… What should i do or eat. please assist

    1. Hi Eunice, 

      Visit a doctor…

      Hi Eunice, 

      Visit a doctor for advice and treatment. 

  61. 11 weeks pregnant, my…
    11 weeks pregnant, my husband isn’t helping in reducing stress rather gives me more stress by staying out all night and drinking.. my appetite has gone down and I have no energy, what do I do?

    1. Hi Harrika, 

      I am so sorry…

      Hi Harrika, 

      I am so sorry for what you are going through. Pregnancy is such a device time and we all wish that our partner could be with us. First, you need to realize that stress can affect your unborn child: this includes having a baby with low birth weight or giving both to a premature baby. Please take care of yourself for your sake and your unborn baby. Secondly, you can talk to your partner about how his actions make you feel and how they have affected you. He may or may not change so be ready to deal with both realities. If you find feel stuck, talk to a trusted friend, relative, or counsellor about what you are going through and they may be able to help to go through the emotions. 

  62. Am 4 Month pregnant and…
    Am 4 Month pregnant and prevent part removes out some fluids is this normal

    1. Hi Miriam, 

      Yes, it is…

      Hi Miriam, 

      Yes, it is totally normal to have more than usual discharge during pregnancy. You will notice that this discharge will keep increasing as the pregnancy progresses. However, be keen on the color of the discharge. Normally, the discharge is thin and clear or white. If the discharge is red or any other color and strong smell, go to the hospital for tests and treatment. 

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