To have a fantastic pregnancy we not only need to look at physical health. Getting healthy is fundamental in these moments, but also be mentally calm, prepared and happy. That is why we will 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.
Eat and drink healthy during pregnancy
The diet has to be diverse and balanced. The diet must be varied based on vegetables, fruits, cereals, dairy products, and legumes, without mentioning the daily participation of fish and meat proteins.
A nutritious diet includes maintaining correct hydration. Drinking enough milk and water to provide us calcium is vital. We can 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 include folic acid, as well as 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 that they could cause complications for both the infant and the mother.
Perform exercise during pregnancy
For our well-being and an perfect weight gain, it’s fundamental to do physical exercise suitable to our nation.
By doing a moderate and continuous exercise we’ll improve our cardiovascular and muscle condition and prefer postural correction. All this will provide the pregnant woman using a much better general physical condition and will allow her to confront the job of pregnancy and childbirth with fewer risks.
Proceed to medical visits
Regularly go to the gynecologist to do the corresponding tests and obtain adequate prenatal care. This way we will monitor both the health of the infant and ours, having the possibility of consulting the specialist all our doubts and fears, in addition to talking about our delivery plan. The prenatal tests will give us peace of mind, they will help us to”get closer” to the baby and with the ultrasound, we’ll have their first pictures for the memory.
Wear proper clothes
We have to wear comfortable clothing (including shoes), appropriate to the increase in volume and weight we encounter. This will help the blood circulate better, our moves are correct and not forced and the skin remains healthy. It is not about being dressed like bags of potatoes, since fortunately being pregnant is no longer at odds with moving fashion, and many stores sell beautiful pre-mama clothes.
Pampering our mind during pregnancy
If we devote time to take care of our body, we must also save time for our relaxation and the care of our thoughts. Not only is the body more vulnerable during pregnancy. Locating our tranquility and doing relaxation exercises in your home will help us feel better. We do not need to park the actions that we enjoy going to the movies, reading, going out to the country, crafts…
Take care of our skin
During pregnancy, it is vital to apply sunscreen creams to reduce skin spots and burns. As a result of 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 special attention during the final months, once the skin stretches at a very fast rate.
Hydrating the entire body after a bath or shower gives us a moment of comfort. Gentle massage after exercise helps us feel better. Needless to say, external hydration must be complemented with internal hydration, drinking lots of fluids, as we have already mentioned in the section on nutrition. Everything combined will improve our well-being by feeling more attentive and lovely.
A good rest during pregnancy
Sleeping and resting exactly what the body asks of us is very important. Fatigue and sleep may accompany us from the very first moment among the first symptoms of pregnancy and hopefully will disappear. But it’s more than likely that we will feel very tired and sleepy again in the final phase of pregnancy. It is what the body needs, and we must listen to it, resting as much as possible, without denying that moderate exercise will make us sleep and rest better.
Attending childbirth classes can be very helpful for both our physical and psychological health. Relating to other pregnant women and discussing experiences opens our mind to discover that we aren’t the only people who have doubts or anxieties.
They also help us to acquire knowledge and awareness about the changes in our body, knowing concepts about the phases of childbirth, baby hygiene or breastfeeding can help us feel more prepared for the changes that lie ahead. Through knowledge, an important self-confidence is generated thanks to safety, and being a dad starts to live already. As much as possible, it is great to share these courses accompanied by the bunch.
Communicate with the baby
Know how your development is going on month by month, how it is growing in our womb, write a letter, keep a diary of our pregnancy, respond to your kicks…
All these simple activities will achieve the life that is gestated in our uterus will fill more life to us. The possible discomforts of our pregnancy are forgotten in these minutes of communication.