Expectant ladies may change a few things to their normal routines to ensure they have a healthy lifestyle.

Here are some things you can do that were previously not approved off or thought to be possible for pregnant mums.

1. Do work out

Gone are the days of pregnant women avoided lifting a finger during their pregnancies. We now know that exercise is good for the mama and baby.

In fact, regular exercise may help you combat many of the issues that arise during pregnancy, including, excessive weight gain.

2. Do have sex
Sex during pregnancy is fine, as long as you don’t have a complicating factor.

As long as you don’t feel any pain or discomfort, it is totally okay.

Sex is safe with your partner right up until your water breaks.

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 3. Don’t eat unpasteurized milk products
Milk straight from the cow is not recommended since it is unpasteurized. This means it has not been heated to kill bacteria that could make you ill.

Calcium is very important for growing babies, but moms have to be careful about how they get their calcium from dairy.

4. Don’t sit in a hot tub or sauna

Though relaxing, the high-heat environment of hot tubs, jacuzzis, and saunas may be too dangerous for expecting mothers.

Soaking in hot water can raise body temperature and this causes problems with the baby including increasing the risk of birth defects.

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5. Don’t clean the cat’s litter box

Pet your furry friend all you like and wash your hands afterward — but don’t clean a cat’s litter box. Feline waste is filled with millions of bacteria and parasites.

6. Don’t eat raw meat

Raw and undercooked meat and eggs carry the risk of foodborne illness.

These conditions can cause serious, life-threatening illnesses that could lead to severe birth defects and even miscarriage.

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