Tips for pregnant mothers <!--editPad Tips for pregnant mothers <INTRO>As your tummy grows, the centre of gravity shifts within you. Losing balance is very common. Don't try climbing chairs and ladders.</INTRO><IMAGE1>E:\Editorialprocess\Prabha\QCIMAGE\Home Page\Today images\pregnant.jpg</IMAGE1><IMAGE2></IMAGE2><IMAGE3></IMAGE3><IMAGEI>E:\Editorialprocess\Prabha\QCIMAGE\Home Page\Today images\pregnant_hp.jpg</IMAGEI><ALT1></ALT1><ALT2></ALT2><ALT3></ALT3><KEY>Indian Women, tips, pregnant mothers</KEY><ALIGN1>Right</ALIGN1><ALIGN2></ALIGN2><ALIGN3></ALIGN3><ALIGNI>Right</ALIGNI><SECTION1></SECTION1><SECTION2></SECTION2><COVER>0</COVER> editPad--> As your tummy grows, the centre of gravity shifts within you. Losing balance is very common. Don't try climbing chairs and ladders. If it is absolutely necessary, get someone to do it for you. Avoid high-heeled flimsy footwear. Opt for comfortable low-heeled sandals. Make sure your home is well lit. Bad lighting can cause you to stumble and fall. Good nutrition is imperative for a healthy baby. Ensure you take your daily quota of proteins, vitamins, minerals, calcium and folic acid. Stress can ruin your pregnancy and affect your baby adversely. Remain positive and upbeat. If something is worrying you, talk about it and settle the issue. Don't brood on it. Lack of sleep could make you testy. Nine hours sleep a day should keep you healthy. Exercise is important to keep healthy. However, it is not advisable to workout in the gym or play strenuous games. Walking is the best form of exercise during this time of your life. Increase your intake of fluids significantly. Consume at least two quarts of fluids a day. Milk, fruits, juices, soups, etc., are all good sources of vital fluids. Take care of your back. Don't strain it or hurt it in anyway. Back problems tend to linger for a long time.