As soon as you know that you are pregnant it is important to place yourself under the care of a doctor. You need to go for regular monthly check ups at your hospital or clinic to monitor your health and the growth of your baby. They will also give you any necessary supplements you may need such as iron tablets and folic acid. It is also good to attend any antenatal classes which your hospital may offer to prepare you and your spouse for the birth, and to show you the exercises you can do to help the process and to regulate your breathing during the contractions. Otherwise you should not strain yourself, try to keep relaxed and get enough sleep and eat healthy foods.