Healthy Pregnancy Rules
I have found these 10 tips to a healthy pregnancy and I live by them. Pregnancy has its up and downs. When I was just 5 weeks pregnant I started throwing up at work. It was February and I said to myself you must have a virus then I said no silly your pregnant and morning sickness has kicked in full effect. Nothing seemed to help relieve my nausea but, time and sleep. Around 16 weeks I started to feel more alive and healthy again, It was then I really had the energy to start taking pregnancy to the healthy level which was so hard to do when I just vomited every day. So now @ 23 weeks all I can say is I would love to exercise more but, my busy mom-life and working life will not allow me the time unless I get up @ 5:30am and that’s like a big no-no for me I need my sleep right now. Don’t we all need more sleep during pregnancy?
Ok well here are some HEALTHY PREGNANCY TIPS:
1. Eat five or six well-balanced meals each day.
3. Drink plenty of fluids — at least eight to 10 glasses a day — avoiding caffeine and artificial coloring. I do coconut water or water with lemon or cucumber very refreshing.
4. Don’t drink alcohol. Well, I occasionally have a sip of hubby’s bear hehehe!!!
5. Don’t smoke or allow yourself to be exposed to secondhand smoke.
6. Exercise — it’s important for your general health and also can help reduce stress. Take a pregnancy exercise class or walk at least fifteen to twenty minutes every day at a moderate pace. Walk in cool, shaded areas or indoors in order to prevent overheating. (This I need to work on)
7. Get adequate sleep — at least eight hours a night. If you’re suffering from sleep disturbances, take naps during the day and see your physician for advice.
8. Wear comfortable, nonrestricting shoes and put your feet up several times a day to prevent fatigue and swelling of the feet, legs, and ankles. This summer is maxi dress galore. So stylish too!
9. Continue to wear a safety belt while riding in motor vehicles. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the shoulder portion of the restraint should be positioned over the collar bone. The lap portion should be placed under the abdomen as low as possible on the hips and across the upper thighs, never above the abdomen. Also, pregnant women should sit as far from the air bag as possible.
10. Don’t take over-the-counter medications or herbal remedies without first consulting your obstetrician or midwife.
Sources: National Women’s Health Information Center; American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
All content here, including advice from doctors and other health professionals, should be considered as opinion only. Always seek the direct advice of your own doctor in connection with any questions or issues you may have regarding your won health or the health of others.
Best of luck Mama’s and wishing you all a great painless delivery. Please share any of your tips during pregnancy I want to hear form you!
Love Can1love 🙂