Instructions For A Healthy Pregnancy
Some of the following points you must remember when you conceive are: Firstly, it is essential to follow a healthy diet throughout your pregnancy because during this period, your immune system gets partially suppressed and as a result, you are prone to food borne illnesses. Due to this, you might suffer from diarrhea or vomiting which makes it difficult for the fetus to get the required nutrients.
Hence, make sure that your diet comprises of lots of vegetables, fruits, pulses and legumes, nuts, whole grains and lean meats. It is necessary to always keep yourself hydrated. Thus, you must drink plenty of water throughout the day. Nutrient supplements such as folic acid and iron capsules can be taken on a daily basis but before that, it is better to consult with your gynecologist.
A lot of time it is seen that during pregnancy, one becomes very inactive. But ideally one should try to be more active during these months and also do some exercises regularly. You can also do yoga which is specifically done during pregnancy.
If you are doubtful about the workout regime that should be followed, then consult a professional trainer who can guide you to follow a fitness regime in the correct way without putting your safety at risk. This will help to stay fit and during delivery, you will be able to deal in a better way with labor pain.
It is very important to sleep well during pregnancy. You must ensure to sleep at least 8 to 9 hours every night. It is important to take proper rest so that your mind and body is always relaxed during this period.
One should not smoke during pregnancy. Intake of nicotine can increase the risk of preterm birth, miscarriage or death of the infant. If you are finding it difficult to quit then better to speak to your doctor. You must avoid drinking alcohol during these nine months it can cause some behavior and learning problems in babies.
And unfortunately, there is no cure for it yet. Keep in mind to check the labels of the medicines you take as many of the medicines have alcohol as an ingredient. It is also advised to avoid caffeine as it can cause irritability, irregularities in heartbeats, nervousness, anxiety, and lack of sleep. Some researches show that it can be responsible for some birth defects of the baby.
Hence, better not to drink tea, coffee, soft drinks, chocolate, and cocoa. There are a lot of medicines for allergy, headache, cold and drowsiness which have caffeine as an ingredient.