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Recommended Tips For a Healthy Pregnancy

pregnant woman holding her womb

For a healthy pregnancy, it is important for a woman to take care of her health and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Here are some recommended tips for a healthy pregnancy 

1. Drink more water - during pregnancy; blood is supplying oxygen and important nutrients to your baby through the placenta. Hence, it is important to increase your blood volume to handle all the extra activity.


2. Eat a well-balanced meal - Eat five or six well-balanced meals which are rich in cereals, lentils, wheat germ, proteins, and vitamins.


3. Take care of your hygiene and cleanliness - Frequent handwashing can help you in protecting against germs and infections. You can even use a hand sanitizer in case you cannot go near a sink.


4. Listen to your cravings - Although no one knows why pregnancy cravings happen, it has been said that it is nature's way of providing essential nutrients a pregnant woman requires.


5. Know about Postpartum Depression - You might not be aware that 10-20% of women experience symptoms of major depression. So, if you are feeling sad, angry, or guilty, consult your doctor who is familiar with pregnancy-related mental issues.


6. Track your body-weight - No doubt, you are eating a meal for two, but grabbing extra meals can make it hard to lose later. Apparently, not eating enough can also cause the baby at risk for a low-weight birth. This is a major cause of developmental problems.


7. Eliminate Toxins - It is advised that a pregnant woman should avoid alcohol, illicit drugs, and even several solvents such as paint thinners, and nail polish remover. Smoking cigarettes decreases the oxygen flow to the baby.


8. Inform and educate yourself - Even if this is not your first baby, attending a childbirth class will help you prepare for delivery. You can also clear your queries, doubt, and concern regarding your pregnancy.


9. Exercise - It is important to exercise so that you stay healthy and control your weight, improve blood circulation, and boost your mood. Take a pregnancy exercise class for 15-20 minutes every day at a moderate speed in a calm and shaded area.


10. Consult your Doctor - Pregnancy can be confusing, especially if it is your first time, hence it is very important to know when to consult a doctor. You can call the doctor if you have any symptoms such as any pain, strong cramps, vaginal bleeding, dizziness, heart palpitations, nausea, vomiting, etc. 

I hope this helps you stay healthy and I wish you for a healthy baby.




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