Pregnancy should be one of the happiest experiences for women. But, if you do not take proper care of
yourself, you might end up with a sour experience instead. Increase your chances of a healthy
pregnancy by following the following sensible tips.
Treat yourself to five or six well balanced meals daily. Pregnancy brings along changes in diet that you
should keep up with. Stick to a variety of diets to ensure you gather your daily dose of vital minerals as
well as vitamins. Additionally, you will be increasing the child benefit contact. Water should also
come as part of your diet. Keeping your body hydrated will definitely serve you and the baby right.
Ensure you take the prenatal vitamin pills everyday or as directed by your obstetrician. Prenatal
vitamins have a reputation in a healthy pregnancy, but problem is when to start taking them in order to
achieve a healthy pregnancy. Well, taking them before conceiving can actually prevent birth defects.
But if you have just discovered you are pregnant, you can begin taking them immediately. Before you
can proceed taking them, always check with your doctor to confirm you do not have some conditions
such as allergies that may prevent the effect of the prenatal vitamin pills.
Keep away from any alcoholic drink. Disregard silly advices such as you can take some wine during
pregnancy; no amount of alcohol is safe for pregnancy, not even a sip. Prenatal alcohol can cause birth
defects such as mental retardation, small stature, low birth weight and a variety of emotional and
Do not smoke. There are a number of conditions caused by smoking during pregnancy. Placenta
Abruption is a condition brought about by smoking which causes the placenta to bulge out of the wall
of the placenta before or during labour. Sudden infant death syndrome (SID) is yet another condition
attributed to smoking during pregnancy. Infants born to mothers who smoke have a high possibility of
dying of SID. You may also end up in premature labour due to the body’s reaction to protect the infant
from further harmful effects of smoking.
Exercise a lot to ensure your body keeps fit. Engage in activities such as daily walks of up to fifteen to
twenty minutes. Ensure you carry out these exercises is shaded indoors places to avoid dehydration.
Exercises play a major role in minimizing complications during labour.
Get sufficient sleep. During pregnancy, you should enjoy maximum sleep of up to eight hours.
Adequate sleep will allow the baby as well as the mother to have enough rest.
Put on comfortable and non restricting shoes. Shoes such as high heels should be avoided during the
entire pregnancy period. Flat shoes should be the kind to wear during this period. Heeled shoes may
cause back ache problems.
In case you are experiences back problems, ensure you always wear a cosset belt to support the back.
Do not take any medicines without the prescription of your doctor. Also stay away from any herbal
Always go for regular follow up checks. During these checkups, the doctor ensures the baby is in the
right position and also checks any complications that may arise in future.