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Can pregnant women resume their regimes without bothering the budding bundle of joy?

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Pregnancy can be an exciting and scary ride, equally filled with joys and fears. There are numerous questions dotting the nine-month journey, especially for those who are experiencing it for the first time. Even once-simple things like shampooing or eating spicy food can raise concerns. 

There are endless studies that seem to tell expectant mothers that everything around them is dangerous. If a woman had to sit down and read all the findings from these studies and cross things off the list one by one, she would very likely be left with nothing to eat and nothing to do. For example, some studies point out that spicy food is allowed during pregnancy, while some argue that it is bad for the baby. Some praise exercise, while some frown upon it. What's a pregnant woman to do?

According to Vie Slim Beauty Spa managing director Angela Chen, who spent about a decade working in the health and fitness industry before opening her spa, it is best for pregnant women to carry on as normal, as long as they feel fine and a doctor has not ordered otherwise.

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