Avoid things like:
These seem obvious, but you’d be surprised at how many women don’t follow the rules on what to avoid. No alcohol, sugar (for controlling diabetes), smoking and second-hand smoke, unpasteurized cheeses, fish that can be high in mercury, as well as undercooked meat, which can be a source of toxoplasmosis, an infection associated with birth defects.
Make Sure to Rest
Just as exercise is important so is taking it easy. Bonnie Berk, founder of Motherwell Maternity Fitness told Fit Pregnancy: “Older women are more established in their routines, and they tend to want to continue doing everything they did prior to pregnancy.”
Secure a Local Lactation Consultant
Some older mothers have milk-supply issues, and having an expert ready to help is a huge relief. It’s best to set this up before delivery so you’ll be able to maximize your breastfeeding from the get-go.