To have a good pregnancy, we should not only look at physical health being healthy is essential right now, but also being mentally calm, prepared and happy. To have a good pregnancy, we should not only look at physical health. Being healthy is essential right now, but also being mentally calm, prepared and happy. That is why we are going to give ten tips for a healthy and happy pregnancy.
Eating and drinking healthy during pregnancy:
The diet has to be varied and balanced. The important thing is to take foods rich in nutrients and vitamins such as folic acid, iron, calcium, and iodine, but not in fats. The diet has to be varied based on vegetables, fruits, cereals, dairy products, and legumes, not forgetting the daily supply of meat and fish proteins.
A healthy diet maintains proper hydration. Drinking enough water and milk to give us calcium is essential. We can also drink juices, better natural and not sugary. Of course, let’s forget alcoholic drinks and coffee.
Take the recommended vitamin supplements:
To supplement a healthy diet, the doctor will recommend certain vitamin supplements that include folic acid, along with other vitamin and mineral supplements also beneficial for pregnancy, such as iron, iodine, calcium. In this way, we help the fetus to develop properly avoiding deficiencies that could cause complications for both the baby and mother.
Exercise during pregnancy:
For our well-being and an ideal weight gain, it is essential to perform physical exercise appropriate to our state. Whether swimming, yoga, walking, the Pilates method.
By performing a moderate and constant exercise we will improve our cardiovascular and muscular condition and favor the postural correction. All this will provide the pregnant woman with a better overall physical condition and allow her to face the work of pregnancy and childbirth with fewer risks.
Go to medical visits:
Periodically visit the gynecologist to perform the necessary tests and obtain adequate prenatal care. Thus we will monitor both the health of the baby and ours, having the possibility to consult the specialist all our doubts and fears, as well as talk about our birth plan. The prenatal tests will give us peace of mind, help us to “get close” to the baby and with the ultrasounds, we will have their first images for the memory.
Wear proper clothing:
We must wear comfortable clothing (including shoes), appropriate to the increase in weight and volume we experience. This will help the blood circulate better; our movements are correct and not forced as the skin stays healthy. It’s not about dressing like sacks of potatoes, because fortunately being pregnant is no longer fussy about fashion, and many stores sell pretty pre-owned clothes. Heels can wait, but to feel comfortable and beautiful with a nice “wrapping” favors an important psychic well-being at the moment.
Pamper your mind during pregnancy.
If we take time to take care of our body, we also have to save time for our relaxation and care of our mind. Not only is the body more vulnerable during pregnancy. Finding our tranquility and doing relaxation exercises at home will help us feel better. We do not have to park the activities that we like going to the cinema, reading, going out to the country, crafts.
Take care of our skin:
During pregnancy, it is essential to apply protective sunscreens to prevent skin blemishes and burns. Due to the action of the hormones, the skin of the pregnant woman suffers alterations like the hyperpigmentation. Also important are anti-stress creams, which prevent the appearance of these scars by stretching our skin, with special attention during the final months, when the skin is stretched very fast.
Hydrating the whole body after the bath or shower gives us a moment of relaxation. Soft massage after exercise helps us feel better. Of course, the external hydration must be complemented with the internal, drinking plenty of liquids as we have already mentioned in the point referred to nutrition. Everything combined will increase our well-being by feeling more cared for and beautiful.
A good rest during pregnancy:
To sleep and to rest what the body asks of us is very important. Tiredness and sleep can accompany us from the first moment as one of the first symptoms of pregnancy and hopefully will disappear. But it is more than likely that we will feel very tired and sleepy in the final stages of pregnancy. It is what the body needs, and we must listen to it, resting as much as possible, not forgetting that moderate exercise will make us rest and sleep better.
Preparation classes at childbirth:
Attending childbirth classes can be very beneficial for both our physical and mental health. Relating to other pregnant women and sharing experiences open our minds to discover that we are not the only ones who have doubts or fears.
They also serve to gain knowledge and awareness about changes in our body, knowledge about the phases of childbirth, baby hygiene or breastfeeding will help us feel more prepared for the changes that are coming. Through knowledge, an important self-confidence is generated thanks to security, and being a father begins to live already. As much as possible, it is good to share these classes with the couple.
Communicate with the baby:
Talking to the baby, communicating with him, putting music on him, will make us feel closer to him, preparing us for the moment when he really reaches our arms. Know how your evolution is going from month to month, how it grows in our belly, write a letter, keep a journal of our pregnancy, and respond to your patads.
All these simple activities will achieve that the life that is generated in our bosom will fill us more of life to us. The possible annoyances of our pregnancy are forgotten in these moments of communication.
Do not forget, to have a healthy pregnancy requires a happy pregnancy. We have to take care of mind and body in this delicate stage of our life, full of emotions and feelings sometimes contradictory. I hope these tips to achieve a healthy and happy pregnancy encourage you to face this stage of your lives with an optimistic and full of vitality.