A few rules and healthy changes is all you need to have a problem-free pregnancy.
Many of us fear the unknown, the fear triples when the only thing you know about the unknown is that you’ll definitely be bringing in a new life to this world. This however, shouldn’t be the case. A few guidelines, and lifestyle changes should make your pregnancy a problem-free journey. We have tips to help you stay in good shape throughout your gestation period.
- Counselling And Prenatal Care
Pre-conception counselling along with prenatal care is very important. The counselling will enable you to know about potential risks involved in your pregnancy or your other fears can be addressed. You’d have to meet up with your general practitioner for your health and routine body check. Many doctors recommend meeting your general physician as soon as you suspect that you’re pregnant.
As we always say, what you put in your mouth is very important. Make sure that you drink clean water and if your fruits, vegetables and ready-made salads must be well washed before you eat them. Also remember to wash your hands before you touch any food so that you can prevent spreading disease-causing germs. Stay away from raw or partially cooked eggs, meat, and poultry and wear gloves when handling soil and gardening.
As hard as it may be to believe, there’s actually nothing wrong with starting or continuing with MILD exercise routines. Don’t push yourself too much or get involved in any strenuous activities because they can be harmful for your baby.
- Occupational Hazards
If you’re planning on falling pregnant, void working in environments that expose you to hazardous substances, infections or radiation. These are harmful for both you and the baby and can lead to deformities in your child.
- Alcohol Consumption
Smoking, excessive drinking and taking drugs are harmful to you and your baby. Smoking increases the risks of miscarriage, preterm delivery, reduced birth weight and prenatal death. Binge drinking is a NO! Alcohol has also been cited as a reason for the increase in the risk of miscarriages. The same applies with illicit drugs; never take medication without consulting your doctor.