Being pregnant usually seems like a giant, almost year-long to-do list. Or, more accurately, a to-don't list. Aside from all of the preparing you have to do to get ready for the arrival of your newest family member, you have to take care of you and your unborn baby while you're at it. That is why knowing the major precautions to take during the first three months of pregnancy can help you stay on top of said to-don't list and — hopefully — avoid many of the dangers or ailments associated with pregnancy.
Many of these precautions are somewhat intuitive, but some will be news to you, especially if you've never been pregnant before. Don't fret though, because with the help of your OB-GYN, your health and the health of your little one will be your main focus of the next nine months. Eventually, these healthy steps will become routine to you. Until they do, don't worry if you need to write "take prenatal" on a Post-It note and hang it on your bathroom mirror. I'd be lying if I said I didn't do the same with my own pregnancies. Post-It note or not, you'll be glad you did too.