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what do i do if i am prego?

what cant i do? what foods can i not eat?
what sex positions can i not do?
and what do i take if i dont have prenatials?


Asked by crystal_david at 9:58 PM on Mar. 27, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • Well first and most important you can get prenatals over the counter for very cheap (around 5 or 6 bucks at wal-mart or free from a free clinic) and you should. They are very important. Also be sure to eat a heathy diet full of green leafy veggies and cereals fortified with folic acid.

    Folic Acid is EXTREMELY important int he first trimester so if you don't do anything else be sure to get your Folic Acid.

    Avoid large fish such as King Maceral, shark, and a few others. You can find the list on line. You can eat Chunk Light Tuna 2 times a week and you should because it provides your baby with healthy Omega 3s. Do NOT eat Albacorn Tuna because the Mercury levels are to high. Salmon is safe 1 time a month and should be wild not farm raised. Do not eat sprouts, drink alcohol or smoke.

    Heat all lunch meat and hot dogs to steaming because they can contain listeria.

    You can have sex in any position you like as long as

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:08 PM on Mar. 27, 2009

  • well there's ALOT of things you can't do...don't do anything physical wise that you don't normally what you love, only healthier! as far as sex positions, there is really nothing you can't do unless your high risk, but consult your doctor! you can buy over the counter prenatals at walmart for cheap, or take lots of vitamin b and c! and the usuall no drinking , smoking, and so on!

    Answer by mojomom2006 at 10:03 PM on Mar. 27, 2009

  • Well, you'll need to see your doctor for a full list of dos and don'ts. As long as you're healthy and have a normal pregnancy you should be able to do almost the same as if you weren't prego. You can do any sex possition you want as long as its comfortable for you, nothing will hurt the baby. You aren't suppose to eat things like raw fish or meat and some say to limit hotdogs, lunch meat and anything with raw eggs like mayonaise. limit caffeine intake as well. I don't know what to take instead of taking prenatals. I would just spring the extra dough for can get generic for like 7 bucks...they're worth it.

    Answer by krissy0506 at 10:05 PM on Mar. 27, 2009

  • Get a test at the dollar store. And you can do everything you did before, just cut back on fish and caffeine, and no drinking or smoking.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:08 PM on Mar. 27, 2009

  • yeah you need to get a full list of do's and donts from your doc because there is a whole boat load of them. But the basics... yeah you can do any sex position as long as it is comfortable to you. & of course as long as your not high risk.Limit caffein to 1 cup a day if at all possible. Drink PLENTY of can only take asprin or ibueprofrin or advil or anything like that. besides prenatals I know you can take flintstone plus iron. I couldnt tolerate prenatals to my doc told me to chew 2 flinstone plus iron vitamins a day.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:12 PM on Mar. 27, 2009

  • oh and yeah you def cant eat raw fish or raw meats. Sandwich meat needs to be heated up until its steaming because you could get sick from it. Limit tuna to 3ozs a week. and dont be near or changing cat litter. If you have a cat, let someone else change it.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:14 PM on Mar. 27, 2009

  • you are low risk and have not been told not to have intercourse.

    Get prenatal care as soon as possible. If you don't have issurance file for medicaid immediately. If you don't qualify for medicaid there is a program that helps pregnant women get insurance even if they are already pregnant. If you want the link let me know.

    Avoid team sports and other sports such as down hill skying, horse back riding, etc.

    Exercise such as walking (jogging if you did it pre pregnancy) and other low impact cardio is very good for you and your baby.

    Talk to your doctor or midwife about other information regarding pregnancy.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:14 PM on Mar. 27, 2009