Take a good stretch every night before going to bed to loosen up your muscles. When pregnant you can constantly be on the receiving end of leg cramps due to the extra strain your muscles receive from the weight gain. Stretching out the muscles before bed relaxes them, so it will be less likely to suffer cramping when you are sleeping. Your sleep quality is helped by this. Stay active during your pregnancy to improve your health and make childbirth easier. Walking and swimming are great exercises even late in pregnancy. Staying active can keep your mood positive and make the process of giving birth less traumatic physically. If you have concerns about exercise, talk with your doctor to determine what activities are appropriate for you. Do not smoke or drink any alcohol while you are carrying a child, so you can ensure your baby is okay. Your unborn baby can be harmed when you consume alcohol, use drugs or use nicotine products. Both legal drugs, such as medications prescribed by your doctor, and illegal drugs can prove harmful. Stick to a healthy diet high in protein and vitamins and avoid poor choices in food, drink and medications.