The care and practice should start from day one itself.
Once pregnancy is confirmed , the woman has to visit an experienced gynaecologist or at least a qualified and experienced lady doctor. From then on the woman should follow the doctor's advice and suggestions and visit for the periodical check up and monitoring.
Along with that the woman can get practical suggestion from experienced elder women of her family or well wishers for the time tested traditional wisdom in care.
For working women , they should try to avoid shaky and bumpy ride in autorikshaws for the first three months. It is better to avoid high stress exercise or excess physical exertion during the first three months.
The woman need not take too literally 'eating for two'. There need not be any compulsory thrusting of food. At the same time there need not be starving or fasting also. The food intake will automatically increase in natural way with proper hunger and need.
If it is first pregnancy, the woman should se that she spend her leisure time involving in pleasant ambience, reading or hearing good and positive matters. She should not give ear to tension giving and anxiety creating matters. Humming and hearing happy mood songs, lullabies and humming prayer verses are all good and can avoid unwelcome mood.
After three months the woman can have all her normal household work, except that of to much straining and jumping and shaking. If doctor permits the woman can involve in her routine job and work till the previous day given as due date.
Some postures for sitting , standing and lying for sleep are to be avoided and certain other postures and position are to be encouraged. The woman can get to know o this from the experienced elder women in her family and well wishers.
From confidence gained from the advice and care by the doctor, her own faith and prayer, the woman should consciously feel and also reinforce herself that everything will be normal and avoid any anxiety. She should also shake of any scare stories told by the gossip groups . Taking normal nutritious food, remaining moderately active always, taking proper sleep and rest , adopting time tested proper postures, keeping mind happy and positive and following doctor's advice and suggestions- all will enable a normal natural delivery.,