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7 Ways to take care of yourself (and baby) during pregnancy


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Theresa Civantos Barber - published on 11/07/20

Try these tips to take great care of your soul, mind, and body while you're pregnant.

Preparing for a baby can feel all-consuming, but don’t forget to take care of yourself too! One of the great things about pregnancy is that caring for yourself means you’re caring for your baby at the same time.

It might take a little extra thought to stay peaceful and healthy during this year that can feel so stressful for all kinds of reasons, but it’s worth the effort. Try these 7 ways to take great care of your soul, mind and body—and your baby!—during your pregnancy.


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