Tips To Stay Healthy During Pregnancy

Healthy During Pregnancy Tips

What you eat and your fitness routine during pregnancy is very important. Staying healthy during your pregnancy is the best you can do to ensure the well being of your unborn baby and your health. To lessen the chance of gestation problems preserving an active and healthy lifestyle is essential.Also, it helps you to deal with stress and anxiety that is common during the gestation period.

Healthy During Pregnancy Tips

Healthy During Pregnancy Tips

How To Stay Healthy During Pregnancy

1.See your gynecologist and your midwife soon-

The first thing you need to do after a pregnancy test confirms that you have good news to share with your loved ones is to book an appointment with your midwife or gynecologist for antenatal care at local children’s center, hospital or nursing home. You may register the consultation online. It is very essential to organised early care to make sure you get a healthy pregnancy to advise right from the initial days of gestation. Organised a file for the ultrasound scans and tests.

2.Eat a balanced and healthy diet-

The aim of the pregnant lady should be to eat a balanced and healthy diet. Consume five portions of vegetables and fruits every day. Make sure the fruits and vegetables and properly washed. One-third of what you eat should be carbs. Choose whole grains and brown rice so that you get plenty of fiber from your diet. Include protein sources such as beans, pulses, nuts, egg, fish and lean meat in your daily diet.

Eat a balanced and healthy diet

Eat a balanced and healthy diet

Make sure the egg should be boiled appropriately. Include two portions of sardine, salmon or mackerel in a week. Dairy products such as yogurt, cheese and milk should also be included in your daily diet.
For the first six months you don’t need to overeat or eat for two as you don’t need extra calories but for last three months, you will need 200 calories extra per day for the growth and development of your baby.

3.Stay hydrated-

To maintain the healthy blood pressure level, the water requirement of the body increases during the pregnancy. Try to consume at least 3 liters of fluid everyday. Fresh fruit juice, lime water, coconut water and skimmed milk are also counted along with water intake.

Stay hydrated

Stay hydrated

4.Be regular with the intake of supplements-

For the first three months, you are given folic acid. Taking folic acid reduces the risk of neural tube defect in the unborn baby. For the dose consult your gynecologist. During gestation, the requirement of vitamin D increases as vitamin D is required for the development of your baby’s bone and skeleton. Consult your doctor for vitamin D doses. Also, your midwife may prescribe iron capsules. Take all the supplements prescribed by your doctor.

5.Maintain Food hygiene-

It is essential to pay attention to food hygiene. Few foods are considered not safe to eat during pregnancy as they may harbor parasites or bacteria and pose a health risk to your unborn baby. Listeria bacteria may cause Listerine and may lead to miscarriage or stillbirth. Avoid unpasteurized milk, blue-veined cheeses, soft mold-ripened cheese, pate, raw or under cooked meat and raw shellfish.

Maintain Food hygiene

Maintain Food hygiene

Partially boiled egg and uncooked meat may contain salmonella bacteria that may cause food poisoning. So avoid them.
Cut the risk of toxoplasmosis infection that may lead to neurological disorders or blindness in unborn baby by washing fruits and vegetables thoroughly and cooking meat thoroughly.

6.Be regular with the exercise routine-

You are pregnant doesn’t mean you can’t live an active life unless your gynecologist recommends bed rest. Practicing regular exercise under the guidance of a trainer or your midwife is beneficial for both you and your baby. Gentle exercises help you cope with the changes in posture, joint strains, promotes healthy weight, prevents gestational blood pressure and gestation diabetes. It increases chances of normal labor and makes it easy for you to get back into shape after pregnancy. Also, exercise boosts your mood. You may try 30-45 minutes brisk walk, yoga, or swimming. Talk to your gynecologist to learn which exercise is best for you.

7.Practice healthy habits-

If you are pregnant cut-down alcohol as alcohol via the bloodstream and placenta reaches your baby and may affect the brain development. Drinking alcohol in first trimester increases the chances of miscarriage and in the third trimester affects baby’s brain development.
Smoking during gestation may lead to serious health issues for your baby. Smoking increases the risk of low birth weight, premature birth, and stillbirth. Smoking may lead to miscarriage, placental abrupt ion and ectopic pregnancy so quit smoking.

Too much caffeine also increases the risk of miscarriage and low birth weight baby. Avoid caffeinated drinks such as tea, coffee, aerated drinks and energy drinks. Consumption of 200mg caffeine in a day is considered safe which is equal to two mugs of coffee.

8.Catch some rest-

You need more rest during your pregnancy. The high level of hormones circulating in your body makes you feel fatigue. It is advised to sleep on your side and entirely avoid lying on your belly if you are pregnant. Take a nap during midday and relax. Placing a wedge-shaped pillow under your bump will ease strain on your back and you will be able to sleep comfortably.

Catch some rest

Catch some rest

Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta

Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta:  Professionally a homeopathic doctor and a dietician Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta is passionate about writing health and parenting blogs. She believes in holistic approach towards health and well being.

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply