Baby On The Way? Time To Up Your Health Game!
You’re pregnant? Congratulations and welcome to a whole new way of life! There’s no denying that being pregnant is an amazing feeling. What’s better than the knowledge that you’re carrying life? There’s also a lot to get your head around. You’re no longer just responsible for you. Keeping your baby safe is now your priority. But, how do you go about it? There’s plenty of information out there about how to stay healthy during your pregnancy. Here are some of the basic tips!
STOP SMOKING AND DRINKING
The moment you found out about your pregnancy, you should have stopped putting harmful things into your body. That includes alcohol and cigarettes. Everything you put into your body for the next nine months will go straight to your baby. If you continue with harmful behaviours, you put your baby at risk of all types of birth injuries. If you’re struggling to give up, there’s a lot of help out there. Don’t be afraid to admit you’re finding it hard! Take this opportunity to kick those habits for the long run. You’re going to need to quit smoking for good. Even once your baby is born, you put them at risk if you start up again! Not to mention the risk you put yourself at if you continue. Stay fit and healthy by cutting out the bad stuff!
GET TO GRIPS WITH VITAMINS
At most times in life, you shouldn’t need to take vitamins. When you’re pregnant, that changes. Learn what vitamins you should take to ensure you and your baby’s health. Growing a life is going to be a huge drain on your vitamin supply and could leave you feeling under the weather. Not to mention that you need to ensure your baby is getting everything they require. There are many pregnancy specific vitamins out there. Do your research to find out which you should take.
TAKE IT EASY
Overdoing things while you’re pregnant puts you and baby at risk. You may want to keep going until you’re unable, but it’s not a good idea. People won’t think any less of you for taking it easy. Get someone else to do the heavy lifting. They’ll be more annoyed to find out you’ve done it on your own! Don’t be afraid, too, to sit down when you feel the need. It’s important that both Mum and baby stay healthy! This is the one chance in your life where you’re free to be lazy. Make the most of it.
LOOK AFTER YOUR EMOTIONAL HEALTH
Being pregnant is an emotional time. Though it’s a joyous occasion, there’s also a lot of fear involved. Not to mention the fact that your hormones will be going mad. You may be experiencing emotions that you don’t understand. Take time to look after yourself. Get to grips with deep breathing, and try a little meditation. Remember, too, to treat yourself when you feel the need. Take an evening to yourself if you need to. It’ll make all the difference.
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