As a general rule, pregnancy is experienced as a real happiness. However, this happy event also includes different stages that are not always pleasant. Especially the first three months. Here’s how to support them.
Being pregnant gives you unparalleled joy. Yet, pregnancy can also be accompanied by many hassles like nausea and vomiting. Here are several tips to better support this bodily upheaval.
Ban certain products from your diet
In order to facilitate as much as possible the evolution of the embryo that develops in your uterus, opt for a drastic change in your eating habits. Indeed, to maintain good health (as well as that of your little one) throughout pregnancy, certain product categories should be banned as soon as this happy event is discovered. In the first place ? Eliminate alcohol categorically, even if you only want to drink one drink with friends or during a meal.
The latter can be fatal and represents a danger for the nervous system of the fetus (neuro-behavioral disorders, malformation, intrauterine growth retardation, etc.). This fluid can easily cross the placenta and reach the fetus. Other foods such as soft cheeses, caffeine and theine products should also be banned from your diet. Be careful, tobacco can also harm the proper development of baby in the pit of your belly.
Stay hydrated as much as possible
If alcohol is a dangerous liquid for your baby’s health, on the contrary, water is a precious drink for your well-being, as well as that of the little being growing within you.Do not hesitate to drink more than 1.5 liters per day, because a pregnant woman needs more hydration than an average person. This helps prevent constipation and urinary tract infections. Victim of nausea and vomiting? Test flavored waters, as well as infusions. A good plan since some herbal teas with marjoram, ginger or lemon balm even help to limit pregnancy ailments.
Divide the day into five meals and not three
The risk when you are pregnant is to gain a significant number of pounds too quickly. So to remedy this, avoid snacking. Instead, split your meals. Eat five meals and not three without of course increasing the quantities to swallow.
Move whenever you can
Being pregnant does not necessarily mean that you have to sit or lie down all day (unless prescribed by your doctor of course). So take advantage of these nine months of pregnancy to move as much as possible.The best physical activities to practice without risk? Walking and swimming. These allow you to keep in shape while reducing the risk of diabetes and pre-eclampsia.
Exit household chores that could cause you pain. Pregnant, it’s time to take care of your body and mind. Relaxation is therefore in the spotlight during this much desired pregnancy. Take the opportunity to make an appointment with the beautician, to listen to your favorite podcasts or take the bubble bath you’ve been dreaming about for months.
Take time for yourself
In the same vein, take advantage of the nine months of pregnancy to go out as much as possible with your group of friends or simply to do the activities you love, such as shopping for you and the baby, as well as watching series, movies or just read a book.
Enjoy the last moments together
Going from two to three in a household is a real upheaval and can sometimes break the bond that you had been able to maintain since your beginnings. And for good reason… You don’t really have time to devote to your companion. Between breastfeeding, diapers to change and baby to rock throughout the day… Moments as a couple are becoming increasingly rare. So enjoy your darling while there’s still time. Restaurant, travel, cinema, walks… Make as many romantic outings as possible.
Soothe pregnancy pain in the most natural way possible
Before consulting your doctor, think about the simplest methods to soothe pregnancy ailments. Are you tired but suffer from insomnia? Sleep as soon as you can. Also think about naps in the middle of the afternoon. Are you a victim of constipation? Eat fiber-rich foods to aid digestion.
Consult before doubt sets in
You no longer feel baby move for several hours and this unusual silence worries you? Are you losing blood even in small amounts? Or do you suffer from abnormal pain? Automatically call the gynecologist or midwife who has been following your case since the start of your pregnancy. If no time slot is available during the day, head to the nearest emergency department to check on the well-being of your unborn child.