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How To Have A Healthy Pregnancy In Nine Simple Steps

How To Have A Healthy Pregnancy In Nine Simple Steps



Now that you are pregnant (congratulations!) you need to put a lot of effort into ensuring that you are and remain physically and emotionally healthy. After all, it’s not just you that you have to take care of anymore; It’s also your little one. Nobody wants to have to deal with any problems with their pregnancy, and while problems will sometimes occur no matter what you do, there is a lot that you can do to reduce this likelihood. Here are some steps that you should take after learning that you’ve got a bun in the oven.


  1. Visit Your Doctor ASAP

As soon as you know that you’re pregnant, contact your doctor and schedule your first prenatal appointment. There you will be able to get a lot of support and advice to ensure that your pregnancy is healthy right from the very start. You will be able to ask any niggling questions that you may have and ease your mind of any worries.


  1. Ditch All Alcohol

While some people say that you can have the odd glass of wine while you’re pregnant, it really isn’t recommended, and you should try to cut alcohol out completely the second you find out you’re pregnant. If you’re struggling to do this, you should contact your doctor to get some help dealing with addiction while pregnant if you want to give your baby the best chance at a healthy life. The same goes for any sort of drug addiction.



  1. Stop Smoking

Like with alcohol, smoking has been linked with some serious health problems for babies, including miscarriage, premature delivery, and growth problems. Quitting smoking is never going to be easy, so don’t try to do it alone; Get some help from your doctor and ask for support from your loved ones. If you don’t smoke, you should also stay away from secondhand smoke wherever possible.


  1. Reduce Caffeine Intake

While your caffeine addiction might not seem as serious as others I have mentioned, it can be just as dangerous, so cutting out coffees and energy drinks are highly recommended. Trying drinking decaf drinks and drinking more water for a much healthier pregnancy. Reducing your caffeine intake will also make it easier to sleep at night, which is so important during pregnancy.


  1. Don’t Eat For Two

You may have another human being inside you, but they are incredibly small, so you really don’t need to eat as much food as you might think you do. In fact, you only need an extra 300 calories, and a lot of this should be used up by protein, rather than a comical amount of chocolate and chips. Taking prenatal vitamins will also help you to hit this iron quota.


  1. Change Your Chores

There are a lot of cleaning products and pesticides that can be dangerous to an unborn baby, so you are going to have to consider making some changes to your household chores. When you speak to your doctor, let them know the sorts of things you do around the house, and they will be able to tell you of any hazards in your cleaning routine.



  1. Get Some Exercise

A good exercise routine will help to keep you healthy during your pregnancy, ease any aches you may be feeling, and will give you the strength to handle carrying around a baby and going through labour. It also helps to elevate your mood and reduce stress, so is practically essential for pregnant women. Just make sure that you drink plenty of water and don’t push yourself too hard.


  1. Watch Your Teeth

Lots of pregnant women are unaware that hormone changes during pregnancy can increase your risk of gum disease, so don’t focus on their oral health enough. Well, you can now consider yourself informed. Make sure to brush and floss your teeth night and day, and visit your dentist when you’re supposed to, not when you can be bothered or can get around to it.



  1. Catch Some Z’s

You are going to feel incredibly tired at times in your pregnancy, especially during the first and third trimesters, so listen to your body and slow down a little. Ensure that you are getting quality sleep every single night and that you get some rest during the day when you feel like you need a rest.


Pregnancy is an incredibly special time in a woman’s life, and with these tips, you can help to ensure that it also an incredibly healthy time.

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Perfect Preparations: The Practicalities Of Getting Pregnant

Perfect Preparations: The Practicalities Of Getting Pregnant

The time has come for you and your other half to take the next step in your relationship. The decision to start a family doesn’t often come easily to some couples, but if you’re lucky enough to be in the position to procreate, get ready for the journey. The path you are about to take is by no means an easy one, be prepared for a little bit of worry, the occasional overthinking session and a few tears along the way. You want to breeze through this point in your life without a stress or struggle, so before you get to the point of trying to get pregnant make a few changes to your lifestyle. Small tweaks will help your body to prepare for the changes ahead and these steps will allow you to feel at ease as you start to begin your baby making journey.

Coming Off Your Birth Control

Talk to your doctor about the safest and most effective way to come off your current birth control method. Take a look online at the advice surrounding period care too and try not to overthink the changes your body will go through when coming off contraception. You may want to think about doing this for a few a months before you go full force into trying to get pregnant. Get to know your body as it is, in its purest and untampered form. Removing certain hormones can give you some side effects such as weight gain, acne and mood swings. This is a completely normal process to go through at first, so once you’ve got past that stage you can enjoy the intimacies with your partner and the journey you’re about to go on.




Food Will Help You Flourish

You might want to consider watching what you eat. Even though you aren’t pregnant yet, there are certain foods and drinks that might counteract your efforts in making a baby. The obvious things to steer clear from are cigarettes and alcohol. You will need to cut these habits once you’re growing a baby so start sooner rather than later. Certain foods are known to have an effect on some women’s fertility. If you have a diet which consists of a lot of dairy or sugar you should try scaling back on these and consume more fresh fruits and vegetables. You want to body to be functioning at its finest so feed it the nourishing foods it deserves.


Combat Stress

It has been proven that meditation can assist women to lose their stresses and help them to get pregnant. Try and remain calm during the time to start trying to have a baby. Overthinking or stressing out about it can delay the process as your body will be putting unnecessary pressure on itself. Take time to do activities that make you feel calm and relaxed. You will soon feel at ease and be able to conceive in a beautifully, stress free manner.

Whatever your plans are, take each day as it comes and don’t put any pressure on yourself or your other half. Pregnancy can often take longer to achieve that you think, so be patient, stay calm and look after yourself.

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