Answer: Mentioned below are some of the steps suggested by the specialist : Nutrition Eating a nutritious diet during pregnancy is linked to good fetal brain development, a healthy birth weight, and it reduces the risk of many birth defects. A balanced diet will also reduce the risks of anemia, as well as other unpleasant pregnancy symptoms such as fatigue and morning sickness. Good nutrition is thought to help balance mood swings and it may improve labor and delivery as well. A well-balanced pregnancy diet includes: protein vitamin C calcium fruits and vegetables whole grains iron-rich foods adequate fat folic acid 3. Weight gain A simple way to satisfy your nutritional needs during pregnancy is to eat a variety of foods from each of the food groups every day. Many women are concerned about how much weight they will gain during pregnancy. If your weight was in the normal range before you got pregnant, a weight gain of 25 to 35 pounds is recommended. It's important to discuss and monitor your weight and nutritional needs with your doctor throughout the pregnancy. Weight gain recommendations will vary for women who are underweight before conceiving, for those who are obese, and for those with a multiple pregnancy, such as twins. 4. Exercise regularly Regular exercise has many benefits for mums-to-be. It can: Build your strength and endurance. This may help you to cope better with the extra weight of pregnancy and the hard work of labor. Make it easier for you to get back into shape after your baby is born. Boost your spirits and even help to ward off depression. Good exercise choices for pregnancy include: Brisk walking Swimming Yoga Pilates If you play sport, you can continue as long as it feels comfortable for you. However, if your particular sport carries a risk of falls or knocks, or extra stress on your joints, it's best to stop. Talk to a GP if you're unsure. 6. Cut back on caffeine Coffee, tea, cola and energy drinks are mild stimulants. There are concerns that too much caffeine may increase your risk of miscarriage. It's also thought possible that too much caffeine may contribute to your risk of having a low-birth-weight baby. Current guidelines state that up to 200mg of caffeine a day won't hurt your baby. That's the equivalent of two mugs of instant coffee. As with alcohol, you may prefer to cut out caffeine altogether, particularly in the first trimester. Decaffeinated tea and coffee, fruit teas and fruit juices are all safe alternatives.