To have a good pregnancy we not only need to check at physical health. Getting healthy is fundamental in these moments, but also be mentally calm, happy and prepared. That’s the reason we are going to give ten secrets to a healthy and happy pregnancy, in which the mind and body combine in harmony to welcome a new member into our lives.
The diet has to be varied and balanced. The diet must be varied based on vegetables, fruits, cereals, dairy products, and legumes, without mentioning the daily contribution of meat and fish proteins.
A healthy diet includes maintaining correct hydration. Drinking enough milk and water to give us calcium is vital. We could also take juices, better natural and not sugary. Of course, let’s forget about alcoholic beverages and coffee.
Take the recommended vitamin supplements
To complement a healthy diet the doctor will recommend certain vitamin supplements that have folic acid, along with other vitamin and mineral supplements also beneficial for pregnancy care, such as iron, iodine, calcium… This way we help the fetus to develop properly, avoiding deficiencies which they may cause complications for both the infant and the mother.
For our well-being and an perfect weight gain, it is fundamental to do physical exercise suitable to our state.
By performing a moderate and continuous exercise we will improve our cardiovascular and muscle condition and prefer postural correction. All this will offer the pregnant woman using a much better general physical condition and enables her to confront the work of pregnancy and childbirth with fewer risks.
Go to medical visits
Regularly go to the gynecologist to do the corresponding tests and obtain adequate prenatal care. This way we’ll monitor both the health of the baby and ours, having the possibility of consulting the expert all our doubts and fears, as well as talking about our delivery plan. The prenatal tests will give us peace of mind, they’ll help us to”get closer” to the baby and with the ultrasound, we will have their first images for the memory.
Wear proper clothes
We must wear comfortable clothing (including shoes), appropriate to the growth in volume and weight we experience. This will help the blood circulate better, our movements are correct and not pressured and the skin stays healthy. It is not about being dressed like bags of potatoes, since fortunately being pregnant is no longer at odds with going fashion, and many shops sell amazing pre-mama clothes. The heels can wait but feel comfortable and beautiful with a nice”wrap” favors a psychic well-being significant currently.
Pampering our mind during pregnancy
If we dedicate time to look after our body, we must also save time for our comfort and the care of our thoughts. Not only is the body more vulnerable during pregnancy. Finding our tranquility and doing relaxation exercises at home can help us feel better. We don’t need to park the activities we enjoy going to the movies, reading, going out to the country, crafts…
Take care of our skin
During pregnancy, it is essential to employ sunscreen lotions to prevent skin spots and burns. Due to the activity of hormones, the skin of the pregnant woman suffers alterations like hyperpigmentation. Also, antistrictive creams are significant, which prevent the appearance of the scars with the stretching of our skin, with particular attention during the last months, once the skin moves at a very fast rate.
Gentle massage following exercise helps us feel better. Needless to say, external hydration must be complemented with inner hydration, drinking lots of fluids, as we have already mentioned in the section on nutrition. Everything combined will increase our well-being by feeling more attentive and lovely.
A good rest during pregnancy
Sleeping and resting what the body asks of us is extremely important. Fatigue and sleep may accompany us from the very first moment among the first signs of pregnancy and hopefully will vanish. But it is more than likely that we will feel very tired and sleepy again in the last phase of pregnancy. It’s what the body needs, and we have to listen to it, resting as much as possible, without denying that moderate exercise will make us rest and sleep much better.
Attending childbirth classes can be quite helpful for both our physical and mental health. Relating to other pregnant women and discussing experiences opens our mind to discover that we aren’t the only ones who have doubts or fears.
They also help us to acquire knowledge and awareness about the changes in our body, knowing concepts about the phases of childbirth, infant hygiene or breastfeeding can help us feel more prepared for the changes that lie ahead. Through understanding, an important self-confidence is generated thanks to safety, and being a father begins to live already. As much as possible, it’s good to share these courses accompanied by the bunch.
Communicate with the infant
Know how your evolution is going on month by month, how it’s growing in our womb, write a letter, keep a diary of our pregnancy, react to your kicks…
All these basic activities will achieve that the life that’s gestated in our womb will fill more life to us. The probable discomforts of our pregnancy are forgotten in such moments of communication.