Tips & Advices for a Healthy Pregnancy
You can feel wonderful if you take good care of yourself during pregnancy. Pregnancy can be one of the most exciting things in your life and it needs proper care and safety. By following some healthy and safety tips, you can make your pregnancy more safer.
Eat 5-6 meals each day: Pregnancy may bring a lot of changes in your life. One of the major and most common changes are dietary habit changes. Variety in your diet is very important to ensure that you are getting recommended vitamins and minerals each day from different foods. It also prevents boredom with your diet which can lead to straying.
Eat 5-6 smaller meals frequently. It controls the blood sugar level and keep you bit better. Take Prenatal Vitamin: Healthy diet is very important during pregnancy and to cover and to cover any nutritional gaps, prenatal vitamins should be taken. It contains many vitamins and minerals. Folic acid, iron and calcium present in it are very important. They prevent neural tube birth defects, and protect brain and spinal cord.
Drink Plenty of Fluids: Hydration should be maintained during pregnancy. It avoids early labor and makes skin more elastic and healthier. It also decreases pregnancy symptoms like constipation, swelling etc. Juice can also be taken but water should be priority. Avoid tea, coffee, soda etc.
Don’t Smoke: Stop smoking and don’t allow yourself to be exposed to secondhand smoking. Smoking leads to many serious disorders during pregnancy like Placenta Abruption, Placenta Previa, SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome), Preterm Labor, Stillbirth, Low Birth Weight, Miscarriage, Colic, Respiratory Infections, PROM (Premature Rupture of Membranes) etc.
Exercise: It’s important for your general health and also can help reduce stress. Take a pregnancy exercise class or walk at least fifteen to twenty minutes every day at a moderate pace. Walk in cool, shaded areas or indoors in order to prevent overheating.
Get Adequate Sleep: Sleep at least 8 hours a night. If you are suffering from sleep disturbances, talk to your physician and take naps during the day.
Wear Comfortable: During pregnancy, always wear comfortable and loose clothes. Use non-restricted shoes put your feet up several times a day to prevent fatigue and swelling of the feet, legs and ankles.
Take Medications After Consulting: Don’t take over the counter medications or herbal remedies without consulting your obstetrician.