People treat you differently when you're 32 weeks pregnant. The parking lot attendant where I work looks at me askance—as if he fears I'll have my baby at his valet stand—and then graciously carries my bags. Strangers help you with groceries; even the TSA people are nice.
But the truth is that I treat myself differently when I'm pregnant too. As a medical doctor I try to take better care of myself and follow the same advice that I give my own pregnant patients. I'm currently expecting baby No. 2, and this time around I'm trying to be more intentional about my habits. Here are a few old habits that I've tried to ditch for my health and the health of my baby.