“No one else will ever know the strength of my love for you; After all, you’re the only one who knows what my heart sounds like from the inside.” Pregnancy is the most beautiful time of holding another life inside you. It’s the time when you can get pampered to no limits. However, you need to be very careful as you work and do your daily chores. Yes, exercising is good for you to reduce the amount of pain that is felt. If you have been exercising before pregnancy, then you should ask the doctor if you can continue there are some cases where you are advised not to.
The basics everyone knows about, not smoking, no drinking and getting enough rest. Safety is a big concern for everyone. While working you do face a bit of a challenge, however here are some tips to help you overcome this bump. If you haven’t started taking vitamins yet, now’s the time to start. It’s critical to get enough folic acid while trying to conceive and during your first trimester. Folic acid greatly reduces your baby’s risk of developing neutrally.
First, let’s talk about the foods you should eat when you are pregnant. Having the right diet plan will not only benefit you but the baby as well. As stated that you’re not just feeding yourself, but another person as well. Be very careful in what you consume as I could be of harm to the baby and increase risks. Whatever happens, do not forget to have a wholesome breakfast. Keeping healthy snacks with your day you can munch on.
- Fruits and vegetables: they contain many important nutrients that will help you when you are pregnant. Vitamin C and Folic acid are very important. The fruits that should be taken are orange, grapefruit and honeydew. Some vegetables that are good are broccoli, tomatoes and Brussels sprouts.
- Protein: Meat, eggs, beans all contain vitamins and iron, which is always good when you’re pregnant. The developing baby needs plenty of protein. The iron helps in carrying the oxygen to the baby and keeps the blood healthy. Eating 12 ounces a week is necessary.
- Dairy Products: You need to take in at least 1000 mg of calcium. As everyone knows that calcium is good for your teeth and bones. Since you have a developing baby inside of you should take calcium to help the baby develop strong bones.
Now talking about what you should drink when you’re pregnant. Alcohol is a complete no-no. You are not just harming your body, but your babies as well. Whenever you intake anything you should be extra careful.
- Coffee: If you love coffee, that’s perfectly fine, however, taking it over the limit could be risky. Some studies show that if you consume more than 200 milligrams of coffee it can increase the risk of a miscarriage.
- Buttermilk: this drink is very healthy and acts as a cooling agent. It helps you digest and keeps you hydrated
- Coconut Water: this is one of the best drinks you should have when you’re pregnant. It is filled with micro minerals and helps you control your BP.
Lastly, your exercise, being a fitness freak before getting pregnant should not stop you from going and doing you work out when you’re pregnant.
- Swimming: It is especially appealing; as it gives you welcome optimism. Try for a combination of cardio (aerobic), strength, and flexibility exercises, and avoid bouncing.
- Running: You might be able to run; however, you will have to modify your routine. As bouncing is not a good idea you will slow down while running, but don’t stop it completely.
- Walking: You need to keep your body moving. As sometimes the pain does catch up to you. Keeping yourself on the move helps you keep yourself fit and the pregnancy a breeze.
At the end of the day, it is important for you to enjoy your work. Don’t sit idle at home during your pregnancy, working is important not only for the job but it helps keep you active during your pregnancy. Remember that you are not going to work because your work needs you to, but because you need it for your overall physical and mental well-being. So, go to work, talk, laugh and take a break as soon as you feel tired. If you oblige to these few tips and keep them handy, you will sail through the 9 months of pregnancy with no issue whatsoever.
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Author of the Blog: Dr. Ramchandra Konduskar
Expert Review By: Dr Smita Pankaj Naram
Co-Founder, Ayushakti Ayurved Pvt Ltd