Pregnancy is a very beautiful stage for every woman, but it is delicate and you cannot take your physical and mental health for granted. That is why we are bringing you these five tips for optimal health for pregnancy so that you take care of yourself and enjoy this moment in the best possible way.
In addition to the advice that your doctor and midwife can give you, you should take actions that will improve your state of mind and your physical wellbeing for these important months.
Eat for nutrition
Minding what you consume is vital during pregnancy. You must consume proteins and other nutrients, and you must also avoid eating certain types of unhealthy foods. Mainly you should follow a varied eating routine with fruits, vegetables, and foods rich in nutrients such as calcium. Also, you should reduce processed foods and meats like sausages, and other foods that can be harmful to the development of the fetus.
Consistent and appropriate exercise
If you exercised before pregnancy, you can continue exercising unless your doctor or midwife recommends otherwise. If you didn’t exercise before, you can try walking several days a week. It is also recommended that you have an exercise plan suitable for pregnant women. This will help you to maintain a healthy pregnancy.
It is very good to exercise and continue with your life staying active but you mustn't overdo it -- rest if your body asks you to. During the first trimester, it is possible that you are more tired than usual, but it can also happen in the last months.
Take vitamin supplements
Your doctor or midwife will recommend supplements that are necessary for the development of the fetus and the wellbeing of the pregnancy. The supplements help the fetus to develop properly and prevent you from having vitamin or mineral deficiencies that are essential for you and your baby. This way you will avoid possible episodes of anemia due to a lack of iron or another nutrient.
Pay attention to your emotional health
If it is important to take care of our physical health, we must also pay attention to our emotions. Hormonal changes that a pregnant woman experiences can wreak havoc such as mood swings and emotional ups and downs. Do not hesitate to consult your doctor or midwife for these symptoms. These types of symptoms are normal, but they can recommend coping techniques.
Our goal is to help you have a healthy and happy pregnancy. To schedule a prenatal appointment, reach us at (480) 539-6646 or book online.