If you want to have a happy and safe pregnancy as it’s essential for your child’s healthy foundation, then you’ve come to the right place. Here, in this article, I’m going to discuss some useful tips that help you to have a good and healthy time during pregnancy. These lifestyle changes will help you whether you’ve just decided to have a baby or you’re already pregnant.
- Exercise Is The Best Activity
It’s a fact that, the workout is not only good for pregnant women, but also for their developing babies. Most of the studies have mentioned that consistency is the key. If you exercise at the same rate throughout your pregnancy, then you have bigger placentas as compared to your inactive peers. Now you might be asking, why is that important? The size of the placenta indicates the capability to transfer oxygen and other nutrients to your child. It has also been proved in several studies that exercising during pregnancy could be beneficial for both the mother’s heart and baby’s developing heart.
- Reduce Exposure To Toxic Chemicals
Another important thing that you need to do is to reduce your exposure to toxins during pregnancy as it’s critical for you and your little one.
Food & Drink: You can avoid toxins by eating real a.k.a organic food. Just stay away from BPA (bisphenol-A) and reduce the consumption of canned foods.
Beauty Products: Don’t use any product that contains fragrance or parfum as an ingredient. Try to use the products that have natural essential oils.
Cleaning Products: It is recommended to use natural cleaning products or else make on your own at home. Commonly used ingredients are essential oils, vinegar, baking soda and castile soap.
- Consume Whole Foods
Doctors recommend to eat fresh, organic food whenever possible. Try to maintain a well balanced diet that contains healthy fats, sufficient amount of proteins, fruits and vegetables. Don’t forget ton add leafy vegetables as they’re filled with B-vitamin (folate). Folate actually helps in reducing the chances of baby being born with neural tube defects. Note that, there’s a difference between folate (the natural form) and folic acid (synthetic form). Constant intake of high levels of folic acid from beverages, fortified foods and dietary supplements could be harmful. Always get your folate from real food sources.
- Take Adequate Rest
Your body needs rest during pregnancy so it can rejuvenate and it’s also significant to avoid stress and over-thinking that drains vital energy. If you’re pregnaant, then you often need several more hours of sleep, especially during the first 3-months of pregnancy. Just have a rest or nap anytime you can. Sometimes a 15-minutes rest during the day will make you energetic and you’ll feel relaxed when the night comes. Try to use a pregnancy pillow as it helps to ease lower back pain that you experience during pregnancy. You can also read a book before going to bed, or listening music and meditation also benefit you and your baby in positive ways.