5 Pregnancy health tips
Expecting a baby (especially if it’s your first) may come with a lot of anxiety, which is normal. Understanding how to have a healthy pregnancy, from the first trimester throughout the entire pregnancy, is one of the most important things you can do. Here are 5 pregnancy health tips to help you.
Take prenatal medication
Prenatal medication is usually recommended by most doctors or healthcare providers as soon as you find out that you’re pregnant and for the duration of the pregnancy to the time after you have your baby. These meds are important because they give your unborn baby the extra vitamins it needs for healthy development.
Being pregnant means you will have to start leading a healthier lifestyle, so it’s important to eliminate toxins, like alcohol or smoking, because they’re not good for you and there is a big chance that it may have harmful effects on your little one.
You might’ve heard people talking about how you have to stay active during your pregnancy. They’re right. Exercise is good for you - even when you’re expecting a baby. You don’t have to lift weights or do any high intensity workouts (in fact, that is not recommended), but you can always go for regular walks, do yoga or even try meditation.
Drink more water
Water has its benefits and it is equally as important when you’re pregnant. I know peeing every 10 minutes can be annoying (due to the pressure on your bladder during pregnancy) but the truth is, your body needs water to function properly, and staying hydrated is critical for you and the little one.
There is no such thing as stupid questions or knowing too much when it comes to pregnancy. It is important to read up, ask questions and do as much research as you can so that you can be fully prepared and aware of what you’re currently going through.
Pregnancy can be demanding and stressful but it can also be a very precious time of your life. Regardless of what you might be going through, just remember to prioritise you and your baby’s health because that’s what matters. As soon as you find out that you’re pregnant, speak to your healthcare provider about what you need to ensure a healthy pregnancy.
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