12 Ways To Stay Healthy During Pregnancy
Wellness during pregnancy ensures a solid and positive start in life. It lays a solid foundation for vitality, positive health and disease prevention in life after birth. It is essential to the happiness, peace, prosperity and progress of all human society.
We firmly believe that we can achieve wellbeing [before, during and after pregnancy] through the participation of everyone in society. But unfortunately, this cannot be achieved by the efforts of a pregnant woman and her family.
Our goal at IFWIP is to address the wellbeing of pregnant women, children and their families, taking a holistic approach to health. We are committed to achieving wellbeing during the perinatal period by raising awareness of:
1. Eat Healthy Foods.
Healthy eating is particularly significant for pregnant women. Your baby requires nutrients to grow healthy and strong in the womb. So eat lots of colourful fruits and vegetables, whole grains, foods high in calcium, and foods low in saturated fat.
2. Take A Prenatal Vitamin Daily.
Taking a prenatal multivitamin every day can help you get the right amount of essential nutrients you and your baby need during pregnancy. These include folic acid, iron and calcium.
3. Stay Hydrated.
You must drink 8 to 12 glasses (64 to 96 ounces) of water during pregnancy every day. Water has many benefits. It aids in digestion and helps form amniotic fluid around the fetus. Water also helps move nutrients throughout the body and remove waste products from the body.
4. Access Your Prenatal Exams.
Women should accept regular prenatal care from a healthcare provider. Mothers who don’t get even prenatal care are more likely to have low birth weight or other complications. If possible, consider group prenatal care.
5. Avoid Certain Foods.
There are certain foods that women must avoid during pregnancy. Do not eat:
Raw or rare meat
liver, sushi, raw eggs (also in mayonnaise)
Soft cheese (feta, brie)
Raw, unpasteurized animal products can cause food poisoning. Some fish, even cooked, can be harmful to a growing baby as they contain a lot of mercury.
6. Don’t Drink Alcohol.
Do not drink alcohol before and during pregnancy and while breastfeeding. Alcohol consumption increases the risk of having a child with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD). FASD can cause abnormal facial features, plain learning disabilities, and behaviour problems.
Alcohol can adversely affect a baby’s health in the early stages of pregnancy before a woman knows she is pregnant. Therefore, women who are likely to become pregnant should not drink alcohol.
7. Don’t Smoke.
Smoking is not healthy for you or your unborn child. It grows the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), preterm labour, miscarriage, and other unwanted outcomes.
8. Get Moving.
Exercising daily or otherwise staying active can help you stay healthy during pregnancy. Talk to your doctor about how plentiful physical activity is right for you.
9. Get Your Flu Shot.
The flu can make a pregnant lady very ill and increase the risk of complications for her baby. The flu shot can protect you from a severe illness and help protect your baby after birth. your doctor to vaccinate against the flu.
10. Get Enough Sleep.
Getting enough sleep (7-9 hours) is significant for you and your baby. Try sleeping on your left side to improve circulation.
11. Reduce Stress.
Reducing stress is critical to improving birth outcomes. Pregnant women must avoid stressful situations as much as possible. Ask your loved ones to help you manage the stress in your life.
12. Plan For The Right Time to Get Pregnant.
“If you decide to conceive when you know you’re healthier, it increases your chances of having a healthy pregnancy and delivery,” says Dr. meadows
Not only does this mean that women need to make sure they are healthy before conceiving, but they also need to consider their age before conceiving. Mothers with children early in life (before age 16) or late in life (over 40) are at increased risk of preterm birth. Additionally, women who conceive too early (with less than 18 months between births) have an even higher risk of having a preterm baby.
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