Staying Healthy, Safe and Ready During Pregnancy

Expectant MotherThere is beauty in pregnancy. It is a time of wonder, excitement, and a little anxiety. Whether you’re carrying your first or fourth, you can’t deny that pregnancy is a happy time that demands extra care and some special considerations.

Here are some reminders to make this moment in your life less stressful and a lot safer for you and the baby.

Balance Your Diet

Your diet while pregnant is not the same as your diet when you’re not. You probably eat three full meals a day, but when you’re with a child you have to eat more. Five to six properly balanced meals a day are important for your health and the baby’s.

Take Vitamins

Your obstetrician may give you prenatal vitamin pills. Take the pills as directed, usually once a day. These pills will supplement what food you eat.

Avoid Coffee

Stop your caffeine fix for the meantime. Avoid dehydration. Drink eight to ten glasses of water every day. Don’t indulge in juices because they may contain artificial coloring.

Avoid Tobacco

Don’t smoke or chew tobacco. Avoid staying in places where you may be exposed to other people’s smoke.

Join a Pregnancy Class

Exercise is important even when you’re pregnant, but you can’t do your regular exercises. Instead, join a pregnancy class. You may also walk for about 20 minutes a day at a moderate pace. Don’t walk in hot places. Wear comfortable shoes at all times.

Sleep Well

Sleep at least eight hours every night. See your doctor if you have trouble sleeping. Some positions are safer for sleeping, depending on how far along you are. Talk to your doctor about them.

Avoid Taking Medicines

Your doctor can give you medication that’s safe for your condition. Otherwise, stay away from any medicines, even the herbal type.

Be Ready

You should be ready as you get closer to giving birth. Download the best contraction app or other pregnancy data collection app you can find, an expert from Bloomlife suggests. Make sure you have someone who can drive you to the hospital when it’s time.

With this advice, you’ll be able to enjoy your pregnancy. Keep your and your baby’s safety in mind at all times.