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4. Do your homework. Learn as much about pregnancy and its ramifications as you can. Read, talk to friends, attend classes and talk to your doctor or midwife to learn as much as possible not only about the biology of pregnancy but about its emotional implications as well. In this way, if you do begin to experience new and disturbing emotions you'll at least not be surprised by them.
5. Give yourself permission to relax. This means making time specifically for relaxation, not doing so only when the odd spare moment occurs. Take time to do whatever makes you feel good. Read a book, see a movie, have a massage, sleep in late when you can. Each of us has our own means of personal "profit taking." Make sure you do some, do your best to enjoy it and by no means allow yourself to feel guilty about it.
6. Teach yourself