Being pregnant is the most beautiful phase in a woman’s life. This phase brings many ups and downs in body both mentally and physically. As said, a healthy mother brings a healthy child. This phase requires extra care while she eats or has anything.
- Healthy Eating Habits
If you are a non-vegetarian, then you must be careful while picking your fish or meat. Most of the times doctors suggest to avoid fishes but if you crave to have one, make sure it is not a big fish. Studies prove that meat contains animal fat that has toxic chemicals that could prove harmful to the child.
- Including Dairy Products in Diet
Dairy products are the best sources of calcium, protein, vitamin D, phosphorus, and other essential vitamins and minerals. These nutrients are important for your baby’s developing bones, teeth, muscles, heart, and nerves, and for blood clotting. When pregnant, aim to eat at least two to three servings of calcium-rich foods a day, to give you 1,000 milligrams of calcium.
- Hydration Habits
A woman should also take care of her hydration habits. A pregnant woman needs more water than an average human being. It is because the baby is consuming water as well. Make sure that the water you drink is clean and not the one that is stored in plastic bottles. The water should preferably be filtered.
A pregnant woman experiences mood swings most times of the day, which is very natural. One moment she’ll be happy and the next moment she might be restless. What many people don’t know is that this could impact the health of the baby. Therefore, it is advised that a pregnant woman should practice meditation to attain a peace of mind, which will help a her to be happy throughout the day and will keep the baby healthy as well.
- Yoga and Exercise
There are some accepted Yoga exercises that are advised for the pregnant women as they prove to be beneficial for the health of the baby. A woman should practice yoga at least for the first 3 months. Vakrasna is the best Yoga position. This is a simple pose in which women has to sit erect with legs straight and parallel as well as waist a bit twisted. She needs to inhale and exhale slowly. Konasana is also a very good yoga pose. It is also advised that a pregnant woman should exercise so that she experiences less back pain and can accumulate more energy in herself. Some other Yoga asanas include Utkatasana which is a chair pose or Paryankasana which is a pose where you lie down on your back, straighten your legs and by keeping the legs together hold your waist with both the hands, after that fold your right leg into the knee and breath normally. Follow the same with your left leg.
Lastly, a woman should visit the doctor regularly for a prenatal care. Mostly the doctor advice the expecting mothers to see them once in every 4 weeks until the 28th week of pregnancy. After the 28thweek it is advised to visit the doctor once in every 2 weeks until the 36th week and then once in every week until the delivery. This routine should be strictly followed.