Sure, you want to do everything right during your pregnancy, but going too far can turn you into an unhappy stress case. (It's not good for your baby, either.)
Researchers know a lot about how to build healthy babies, so it makes sense to follow their guidelines. But if you're making yourself crazy chasing pregnancy perfection, it's time to rethink your expectations. Some cut-and-dried rules-always wear a seat belt, for example, and never smoke cigarettes-merit 100 percent compliance. But with most others, pretty good is perfectly fine.
In fact, all-or-nothing thinking can have downsides for both you and your baby. So give yourself a break, aim for "good enough" with the following expert advice and enjoy your imperfectly healthy pregnancy.
Do I have to live in a bubble?
THE IDEAL Adopt a 100 percent clean and green lifestyle.
GET REAL Make small changes that have big returns.
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