Comfort During Pregnancy
If you are an expecting mother, it is crucial to take care of yourself and the growing baby for a healthy pregnancy. Having nutritious food, healthy lifestyle and consulting your doctor routinely throughout the gestation period makes it more efficient.
A healthy pregnancy may be achieved by following some of the following tips regularly:
Having a regular prenatal appointments with your doctor.
The first and the most important step is to consult your gynaecologist, talk to your doctor to learn more about pregnancy, prenatal check ups, some of the important screening and prenatal test to ensure the good health of the baby. Make best use of this time by swapping the experience of pregnancy with your friends and relatives. A medical opinion is always better than unreliable sources.
Folic acid and Prenatal Supplements.
Folic acid intake (supplement) or folate (natural source of folic acid) during pregnancy is very much essential and helps in preventing various health problems in the growing fetus. Consult your doctor and do not skip the prenatal supplements prescribes by your doctor as they are rich in vitamins and minerals that are very much essential for the normal growth and development of your baby, these supplements may also prevent preterm labour and many serious health concerns. To compliment the above supplement you can also have a lot of green leafy vegetables, oranges, avocado etc.
Having a balanced Diet and Fluids
Having a balanced diet is the key for a healthy pregnancy, nutritious food like vegetables and fruits along with legumes, whole wheat, cereals etc. may help you to achieve a healthy pregnancy. Have a lot of water and fresh juices to avoid dehydration and gain energy. Avoid oily and spicy food to ease your pregnancy symptoms. It is always advice to have 4 – 5 smaller meals in a day instead of 3 heavy meals per day.
Stay active through simple workouts.
Walking is a mild and good work out which will keep your body active and strong however exercises such as yoga, swimming or aerobics can be performed but with the consultation of your gynaecologist. Try to avoid direct sunlight exposure by walking in shade of in the late evening or stay inside while the temperature is at its peak, Drink plenty of water and eat natural cooling foods like Pomegranate, watermelon, Honeydew melon, cucumber, radish, sesame etc. to avoid over heating of body during pregnancy.
Your mental health is as important as your physical health so keep your self, calm and stress free through relaxation techniques like meditation, indulge your self into head and shoulder massage, listen to music keep your self occupied by getting along with your friends and swap the experience of mother hood and prepare for your self for delivery.
Opting a Pregnancy support belt “belly wrap” by belly belt may aid you in over coming the back pain, which may be due to Polyhydramnios, pelvic gridle pain or hip and pelvic pain, which is common during pregnancy. Don’t forget to make use of pregnancy pillow not just to have a sound sleep but it will also help you in having a better blood circulation during your sleep and prevents body pain.