Pregnancy is a sacred time in a woman’s life. However, it is one of the most difficult times a woman faces as well. This is because you are growing a baby within you which is a very difficult job to do. If you are someone who is thinking about getting pregnant or have just gotten pregnant we congratulate you.
When it comes to pregnancy, there are many logistics involved like ovulation cycles, infertility, periods, and more. To get your body ready for your child and to get your body prepared for the journey ahead, we have compiled a few tips that can help you get through it easily. It will help answer many questions like what are the causes of recurrent miscarriages or what food we need to intake during this time.
- Maintain a healthy weight
During this time, you need to maintain your weight at an optimal weight according to your height. This is because obesity or being overweight can give way to infertility and not being strong enough or having enough weight can also act as a barrier and cause for miscarriages. This is why we believe that you need to focus on keeping your weight at an optimal level. This can be done by measuring your BMI through your height. By ensuring that your weight is according to your height, you increase your chances of getting pregnant and if you are already pregnant, then you ensure a safe and healthy environment for your child.
- Nutrients and vitamins
There are a few nutrients and vitamins that a woman needs to take during this time. Not only do they aid with getting pregnant, they also help when you have gotten pregnant. This is because after pregnancy your child uses the nutrients within your body to grow, so to make sure you get enough of them is essential. Some of the important ones are folic acid, calcium, and pre-natal vitamins that are prescribed by the doctor.
- Limit caffeine and alcohol
Research has found that it is essential that you limit your intake of caffeine. This is because it is found to be extremely harmful for your child. If you are someone who loves to have their coffee in the morning, we suggest you limit it to twice or thrice a week just to be safe. We also suggest that you limit your intake of alcohol as it can be very harmful to your child and can cause barriers in the pregnancy process.
Many myths state that one should not move too much in their pregnancy or should exercise as often. This is all untrue and just myths. You need to exercise to keep your body healthy and also your baby healthy. Not only will it contribute to the health of your child, but it will also help make easier the labor and delivery process, which is the hardest part of having a child. It will also help with your mental health.
- No smoking
This is a given as smoking can cause many different problems with the child’s health for example, heart problems, problems in lung and brain development, and more.