When women are pregnant, it is necessary that they give prime importance to their diet and safety because a healthy pregnancy will help you deliver a healthy baby. But, during pregnancy, there are chances that some women may suffer from hormonal changes which can later lead to certain pregnancy ailments which they can’t avoid. Well, you don’t need to worry as you can still have a problem-free pregnancy by following some simple tips and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. So, here are the few tips for a healthy pregnancy.
Note: These tips will ensure that you have a safe and healthy prenatal development. But, if you any doubt, then it is better to consult your doctor.
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Keeping weight in control, boosting mood, and proper blood circulation are some of the aspects that can be taken care of by simply staying active. You can join pregnancy exercise classes, or you can walk for at least 20 minutes that will help you stay fit. But, at the same time make sure that you don’t overdo any kind of exercise.
2. Healthy and balanced diet
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During pregnancy, it is very important that you maintain a healthy and balanced diet as it helps to keep your baby healthy both mentally and physically. Make sure that your diet contains at least five servings of vegetables and fruits in a day. Besides this, also make sure that your diet contains sufficient amount of protein and fiber. And make sure that you drink at least eight glasses of water to keep you both hydrated.
3. Maintain food hygiene
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Maintaining food hygiene during pregnancy is very important because the listeria bacteria present in various foods can lead to stillbirth and miscarriage. So, it is advised that you should avoid the foods that contain this bacterium. Here we have listed few foods that might have listeria that you should completely avoid during pregnancy.
• Raw shellfish
• Blue-veined cheese
• Unpasteurized milk
• Undercooked meat
4. Prenatal vitamin
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If you consult a doctor while conceiving, then you will surely be prescribed prenatal vitamin like folic acid, and even iron and calcium. Well, these prenatal vitamins are prescribed to you because if you conceive during that month, then it means that your baby’s neural cord development has started even before you see a positive result on the pregnancy kit. So, including prenatal vitamin in your diet is important as it also helps in preventing preterm birth, high blood pressure, and miscarriage.
5. Household chores
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It is completely fine if you perform some simple household chores but certain chores like washing bathroom can be too risky. The cleansing agents contain harmful chemicals which can affect your baby in the womb when you inhale it. Besides this, lifting heavy objects and cleaning your pet can be risky too. So, it is suggested that you should avoid all those house chores that can have a bad impact on you and your baby.
6. Maintain healthy weight
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It is said that overweight pregnant women have a high risk of suffering from birth complications. And it is also found that babies of the overweight women suffer from obesity, allergies, and asthma during their childhood.
7. When to reach out to the doctor
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It is advised that you visit your doctor as soon as you notice the following symptoms:
• Frequent dizziness
• Leakage of fluid or bleeding
• Increased heartbeats
• Any kind of strong pain
• Period cramps that don’t ease off
• Reduced baby movements
• Frequent vomiting
So, these were the few general tips for a healthy pregnancy that will help you deliver a healthy baby. Keep them in mind and enjoy a healthy pregnancy.