Since announcing her transition into motherhood via sultry baby-bump twitter picture, Amber Rose has once again grabbed our attention. The model and soon-to-be wife of rapper Wiz Khalifa has always stunned fans (and foes) with her curvy physique and remarkably toned figure.

It comes to no surprise that as she pushes into her sixth month of pregnancy with a confirmed baby boy (also known as the Wiz Bud) she’s taking every advantage of her pregnancy to stay fly, stylish and in shape.

You don’t have to be on Amber Rose status to look good and feel good during your pregnancy. Here are five important health and fitness tips to follow while you’re expecting:

  1. Folic Acid – Taking at least 400 micrograms (.4 milligrams) daily of the B vitamin folic acid (often found in your prenatal supplements) is important for expecting moms to prevent birth defects like spina bifida — an incomplete closure of the spinal cord and spinal column. Speak with your doctor about your daily folic acid intake and whether you’ll need to take folic acid supplement in addition to your daily prenatal vitamins.
  2. Diet – You may be eating for two but you don’t have to go overboard. The average pregnant woman only needs to consume 300 calories more per day while expecting. Excessive weight gain can lead to potentially pregnancy complications.
  3. Daily Exercise – Engage in mild to moderate exercise each day to promote blood circulation, maintain strong bones and a healthy body. Avoid crunches and stick to routines like walking, yoga and swimming.
  4. Rest – We don’t have to mention this twice. Exhaustion for pregnant moms is inevitable. Care for your body and get plenty of sleep and rest when you can. You’ll need it after the baby arrives.

What health and fitness tips helped you during your pregnancy?

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  • I think it’s important to remember that, whether pregnant or not, drinking enough water does wonders for your health and fitness. According to AmericanPregnancy.org, “regnant women typically need between 8-12, eight-ounce glasses per day, even higher if the weather is warm or you are exercising.” Dehydration in pregnancy can lead to heat exhaustion, fatigue, low amniotic fluid and even premature labor.

    • C

      I was always thirsty. I remember having to buy 9 1-gallon jugs of water per week because I’d make one disappear in less than 24 hours.

  • Sweetles

    I think one of the best things you can do while being pregnant is to get or remain physically active. It can really help with the exhaustion, and it makes getting back into shape after pregnancy much easier. You also feel so much better about the weight gain :-)

  • Echi

    I’ve never been pregnant before, but I would hope how I take care of my body now would help in preserving my post-baby body.
    Good for Amber, though. My respect for her has increased (a bit) since turned in her resignation letter as Kanye’s accessory, I mean, muse.

  • check out tiffany rothe’s workouts! she’s a great fitness instructor (and a black lady from mexico. heyyy) and she just got pregnant so shes doing a series of pregnancy workouts!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKhNAt6pBv4

  • Great tips and Daily Exercise should only be taken till 7th month, then on we need to take rest hearing to good music.