Your Health And Extra Precautions During Pregnancy

Pregnant women exercising

You must take the necessary precautions during pregnancy, such as avoiding dusty or polluted areas that can be detrimental to your health and that of the baby.

You should also avoid taking any sort of vaccines during pregnancy as they may be detrimental to the health of your baby.

 It is advised to follow precautions during pregnancy regarding consuming any kind of junk foods as it provides zero nutrients to your body and the baby.

Many an artificial sweeteners can be harmful to the mother and baby. If in doubt about certain foods it is best that you consult your doctor to know more about food stuffs to be taken and those to be avoided during pregnancy.

 The first and the major precaution during pregnancy to be followed is to eat a wholesome meal, be happy always, perform moderate exercises and most important of all to be happy always.

To ensure that you stay healthy throughout you pregnancy it is important to take the necessary precautions during the first month of pregnancy. It is extremely important to stay healthy throughout your pregnancy and make sure you take all the necessary vitamins and nutrients to stay healthy.

Eating the right foods rich in vitamins and nutrients will provide great benefits for the growing baby as all the nutrients you take in will be taken in by the baby for its growth.

As such it is important to eat a variety of food in healthy quantities to help enhance the development of a healthy baby.  Eating too much, however, is not healthy; just eat when you are hungry.

Pregnant woman and husband       

You may experience the second trimester of pregnancy is easier than the first as you may no longer suffer from nausea and dizziness.  However extra precautions should be taken during early pregnancy to avoid any  complications in the later stage of pregnancy.

Similarly smoking cigarette can cause complications to the unborn child. In fact most of the times people tend to be victims of passive smoking more than active smoking.

Along with these it is advisable to perform certain daily exercises that can help combat obesity during pregnancy. Failing to do so can result in fat accumulation post pregnancy which may be harder to shed.

It is important to stay informed about your pregnancy during these months. As your body changes to make room for your growing baby, you may experience body aches, stretch marks on your abdomen, and patches of darker skin over your cheeks, forehead, swelling of the ankles and minor itching on the abdomen.

If the itching is severe and you experience nausea and loss of appetite, call your doctor immediately, as these may indicate signs of liver problem.  

The first and the major precaution during early pregnancy to be followed is to eat a wholesome meal,  As long as you eat a protein meal containing a good portion of meat or fish once a day, you will be getting adequate supplies of vitamins and nutrients.

Pregnant women need to take supplements such as iron and folic acid. These vitamins are required for growth.  You also need to increase your calcium intake to keep your teeth and bones strong and healthy.

Therefore extra precautions to be taken during early pregnancy is necessary to ensure the calcium intake is sufficient to prevent your bones from becoming slightly brittle and can cause leg cramps at night.  Please ensure to drink at least one pint of milk everyday to overcome the problem.

It is also important that you eat plenty of roughage by eating high-fibre foods such as whole-grain cereals, wholemeal bread, fruit and vegetables.

Drink a minimum of 2 pints of fluid a day to minimize the risk of suffering from constipation. It is normal for you to crave for one type of food during pregnancy and such cravings are normal. However do not eat one type of food in excess.

Fresh vegetables and fruits are rich sources of vitamins and are low in fats, and they can be eaten as a snack at any time of the day and furthermore being rich in fibre it will prevent constipation which is quite common during pregnancy.

Precautions during the first month of pregnancy is very important and pregnant mothers should stay away from foods which have high fat content, processed foods and stay away from drinks which are loaded with sugar.

precautions during early pregnancy

Many an artificial sweeteners can be harmful to the mother and baby. If in doubt about certain foods it is best that you consult your doctor to know more about food stuffs to be taken and those to be avoided during pregnancy.

You must take the necessary precautions during pregnancy, such as avoiding dusty or polluted areas that can be detrimental to your health and that of the baby.

Stay away from smoking during pregnancy as it is harmful for the foetus. The nicotine and carbon monoxide in cigarette smoke are the substances which do the damage.  Furthermore, the child born to a cigarette smoking mother will be born lighter and less mature.

It is also reported that the baby may show retardation in reading ability in later years.  Smoking cigarette can cause complications to the unborn child.  You should also avoid taking any sort of vaccines during pregnancy as they may be detrimental to the health of your baby.

Wherever possible it is best not to take medicines and drugs while you are pregnant.  It is advisable to avoid any extensive travelling during the final months of pregnancy as it can be dangerous for the mother and the baby.

There are other precautions to be taken during pregnancy such as to avoid the consumption of alcohol. Taking alcohol in excess is dangerous to your health as well as the baby’s.

Expectant mothers who drink a large glass of wine a day stunt their children’s growth up to the age of nine, research reveals.

Pregnant women who drink three units of alcohol a day had babies with a lower height and weight and a smaller head circumference than light or non-drinkers.

Along with these it is advisable to perform certain daily exercises that can help combat obesity during pregnancy. Failing to do so can result in fat accumulation post pregnancy which may be harder to shed.

Pregnant woman exercising


However you must take care as not to over strain yourself.  Always stop when you become tired and never allow yourself to become exhausted.

Swimming and walking are good exercises to keep you fit throughout your pregnancy. Never take on any form of exercise and sports if you are not used to it, and most importantly avoid vigorous exercise.

Adequate rest is much more important than physical exertion when you are pregnant.  If the exercise does not over-exert the body it is safe to perform light exercise which is beneficial to maintain a healthy body weight during pregnancy and it will be of great help later during labour.  As long as extra precautions during pregnancy are taken you will likely to be healthy throughout your pregnancy.

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