Whether this is your first pregnancy or not, there are some tips that you should follow to maintain a healthy and safe pregnancy, here are these tips in this article
Pregnant tips: to have a safe pregnancy
As soon as you discover that you are pregnant and inform your family and friends, you will start listening to all the advice that has come and go, in turn, we have brought you the most important medical advice that you should follow, this article.
Even if you’re just planning a pregnancy, it’s best to start taking prenatal vitamins, as the nerve cord develops during the first month of pregnancy, before you realize you’re pregnant.
The nerve cord later develops into the brain and spinal cord, and it is greatly affected by essential nutrients such as folic acid, calcium, and iron.
You can get prenatal vitamins from pharmacies, where you do not often need a doctor’s prescription, while you can also consult your doctor to choose the most suitable for you.
Keeping your body active is very important for a healthy pregnancy, as it helps you reduce stress, improve blood circulation, balance your hormones and boost your mood, which helps prevent depression.
Often you can continue the sports activities that you practiced before pregnancy, but if you want to start exercising now, it is better for you to see your personal doctor build a modest and progressive exercise plan.
But in general, walking 15-20 minutes a day at a moderate pace and in a shaded area may be a very good plan.
We also advise you to practice Kegel exercises from the beginning of pregnancy, as these exercises strengthen the pelvic area, which facilitates childbirth.
Whether this is your first pregnancy or not, knowing the details of pregnancy and childbirth will make you more prepared for the moment of delivery.
Read articles on the stages of pregnancy and childbirth, and watch documentaries about it, but be sure to be careful in choosing professional and medical sources that will enhance your confidence and sense of safety before giving birth.
Write down all the questions that may arise from your personal learning, and share them with your doctor, it will help you relieve stress and feel ready for the moment of delivery.
Housework may not really suit you
It is necessary to know that your entry into pregnancy does not mean that you have a disease, on the contrary, you should continue your life with the same activity that you used to, but some work requires attention.
Among the things you should avoid:
Climb stairs and stairs
Use of harsh chemicals, such as harsh cleaning agents
Standing for long periods of time and exposure to high temperatures
Changing and cleaning cat litter, because it may expose you to toxoplasmosis, which is transmitted through cat dirt
Handling raw meat requires cleaning hands thoroughly to get rid of the bacteria that is transmitted from it.
Track your weight gain
Do not listen to the saying that you eat for two people, in fact, until the sixth month, there is no justification for increasing the calories in your diet, but after the sixth month, you should only increase 200 calories.
Excess weight is associated with the risk of miscarriage just as poor nutrition and weight loss.
If you are afraid that your weight gain is more than the need, you can track your weight through the Baby Medicine application, which charts your weight development in the form of a graph with an indication of its safety.
Diet for a healthy pregnancy
Here are the most important notes about proper nutrition for pregnant women:
Eat at least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables a day, even if they range from fresh, dried, and even juice.
Make sure that your servings of carbohydrates are from whole grains, in order to benefit from their high fiber content.
Keep adequate portions of protein in your diet, as you can find it in legumes, dairy, and cheese, as well as fish, eggs, and meat (be it low-fat like chicken).
Eat fish during pregnancy. In a study of more than 12,000 children, it was found that children whose mothers ate more fish had higher levels of intelligence. This effect of fish is attributed to its high content of omega-3, which is very important for brain development. Make sure the fish you eat does not contain mercury, as it can lead to food poisoning.
Keep drinking adequate amounts of fluids to prevent high blood pressure.
Completely abstain from eating any raw foods: sushi, undercooked eggs, mayonnaise, raw kibbeh, all these foods you have to bid farewell to until delivery.
Heat and sun
It is necessary to avoid long baths with high temperature, as it threatens the environment of the fetus, i.e. the placenta and the fluid surrounding it, this requires you to be careful of the sauna and the warm jacuzzi.
In addition, your skin during pregnancy becomes more prone to sun damage, so always take precautions from it and keep the sunscreen on.
Know the signs of danger
It may be difficult for you to distinguish which symptoms you are experiencing are normal and which require special attention, especially if this is your first pregnancy. Here are the most important symptoms that require you to see a doctor immediately:
The constant pain of any kind.
Strong cramps and cramps in 20 minutes
Vaginal bleeding or leakage of fluid
Dizziness or fainting
shortness of breath
Persistent nausea and vomiting
Edema in the joints and difficulty walking
After the movement of the fetus becomes active, the extent of its activity decreases.
Share your husband
Always remember that during pregnancy you have advantages and privileges that your husband may wish for, his communication with the fetus always remains through you, he does not realize what you feel, no matter how understanding he is and no matter how active his imagination is.
From here, we advise you to transparently share with him what you are experiencing during your pregnancy, allowing him to do so and making it available will make him more interactive with the fetus and more appreciative of what you are facing, and thus more connected with raising the child as he comes
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