Top Five Pregnancy Dos


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The following are a few pregnancy tips to help you stay healthy and happy, and grow a healthy baby:

Tip one: Support your body

During pregnancy bodies change, grow, and often hurt as a result. Your weight is going to be unevenly distributed, making you front heavy, which often means your muscles in your back have to work harder, which often leads to pain, strain, and tense muscles. So, do what you can to support your body and new weight so that you are not in constant pain. First, get a new bra so that if your breasts have grown you still have proper support. Choose something with wide straps as it will help distribute the weight of your bosom more evenly. Also, if you sit for long periods of time, such as at a desk, etc. get lumbar support, and choose a chair with arm rests so that your arms get support as well.

Tip two: Get your body the nutrients it needs.

As your baby grows, it needs nutrients. So, make sure you take your prenatal vitamins, and that you are eating foods that are good for you. Many pregnant women use their pregnancy as an excuse to eat like crap. This is unwise. While you are going to gain weight naturally as a result of pregnancy, you can over-gain, and if you do not eat the right foods, you are not doing your body any favors. So, choose fresh foods, and avoid the foods high in sugars and fats. This does not mean you should diet, but it does mean you should make healthy food options. In addition, be sure to stay hydrated so that your body has the fluid it needs for proper cell metabolism.

Tip three: Visit your doctor.

Many women think that if they do not visit a doctor, the baby will not be as expensive. However, one of the best things you can do when you are pregnant is to visit your doctor regularly. They will be able to catch any problems. They will monitor your progress, take samples, and update you about anything that you should be doing, avoiding and so on. Regular doctor visits will help you to have healthier pregnancy, and will help you be prepared if there is something wrong with your baby or abnormal.

Tip four: Do some exercise.

Exercise is great during pregnancy for a number of reasons. One, it is going to help you stay at a healthy pregnancy weight. When you exercise, you have an easier time keeping excess pregnancy weight, that comes from food cravings and abnormal eating habits, off. In addition, exercise during pregnancy keeps your muscles strong, so you have fewer pains, during the pregnancy caused by the excess weight. Also, because your muscles stay toned, you bounce back from your pregnancy faster, with your body returning to normal at a faster rate.

Tip five: Sleep!

After your baby comes you won’t get much, so take naps, and get as much uncomfortable, pregnancy rest as you can manage before you give birth.

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