How to Increase Your Chances of a Healthy Pregnancy
The minute we find out we’re pregnant, we’re ecstatic.
We’re already wondering what the gender will be, who it will look like, and how the pregnancy will be for the next 40 weeks.
The excitement is something that never leaves us, which is good because that motivates us to take care of our little one as best as we can.
Taking care of yourself during pregnancy is important because if you can’t do that, you can’t take care of your little one.
Everything you do and eat affects the baby in some way.
The only thing on your mind should be having a healthy pregnancy.
To increase your chances of a Healthy Pregnancy, consider a few of these tips!
To start, call up your OB/GYN and schedule your first appointment.
They will want to double-check that you are pregnant while getting you on the right path for a healthy pregnancy.
Be sure to take your prenatal vitamins!
Your baby needs all the nutrients they can get.
Not to mention, they need more of certain nutrients that are found in prenatal vitamins.
So, take a vitamin each day until the baby arrives.
Be sure to get plenty of rest.
The more rest you get, the more energy you have and the stronger your body is.
You will find that you will be very tired during your first trimester, so listen to your body and give it what it needs!
Light exercise is recommended during pregnancy.
This includes comfortable walks and low impact exercises.
To get a better idea of what you can and cannot do, talk with your OB/GYN.
The better in shape you are throughout the pregnancy, the easier it is to push that baby out.
Your diet is very important.
There should be no alcohol included but instead unlimited amounts of fruits, vegetables, grains, protein, and everything on the food pyramid.
Just remember to get those extra 300-400 calories each day, and to avoid the “you’re eating for two, so eat double.”
Too light of a weight gain is dangerous, while too much of a weight gain is also dangerous.
Find that healthy medium.
If you have any stress in your life, reduce it.
Go for walks around the neighborhood, read a nice book, enjoy a day at the park, or talk with a friend or family member about what is bothering you.
Stress can be harmful during pregnancy, so get rid of it as much as you can!
Having a healthy pregnancy is essential if you’re looking to have a healthy baby.
It is important to keep in mind that you’re 100% responsible for your baby and the way you’re taking care of them.
So do your best, consider a few of these tips and talk with your OB/GYN regularly.
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