First Trimester To-Do List

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Get Informed About What to Avoid


In addition to making dietary adjustments, you may need to take extra care to avoid some other substances and environmental hazards during your pregnancy — especially if you have a job that involves hazardous or strenuous work. Keep these safety tips in mind when caring for cats and other pets to avoid an illness called toxoplasmosis. It probably goes without saying, but you should be sure to avoid smoking and recreational drugs in addition to limiting your alcohol intake during pregnancy (the CDC says there is no known safe amount of alcohol to drink during pregnancy).

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