Here is an extensive list of different activities you can do or avoid during your pregnancy. Most of the recommendations link to articles on the web for further information. One of the best reasons to plan your pregnancy, rather than having it happen by accident, is to have more control from conception.
Things you can and can't (or shouldn't) do during pregnancy
Pregnancy | Is it safe?
There are quite a few things you can do during your pregnancy to help improve your and your baby's health. You can also avoid risks that can complicate or terminate a pregnancy. For example, you probably know that getting enough Folic Acid is important. But did you know it is just as important to avoid cats? You probably knew that X-Rays are harmful to the fetus, but did you know about electric blankets?
Some of the items listed here (such as avoiding microwaves and electric blankets, fish, etc.) are controversial. Some studies have shown they are dangerous, others not. It is up to you to do the research and decide if the risks outweigh the benefits.
This page contains an extensive catalog of the different activities you should encourage or avoid during your pregnancy. Many of the recommendations link to articles on the web. Once you know about these activities, you can also easily search for more information in our Google site search. For example, once you know that electric blankets are harmful, you can go searching for more information by using "electic blanket" with "pregnancy" as the search terms.
One of the best reasons for you to plan your pregnancy (rather than having it happen by accident) is so that you can have control of all of these different factors starting from conception.