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Healthy, easy and enjoyable pregnancy

Updated on May 11, 2020

Being mom myself, I have realized that I can make my pregnancy easy and comfortable. During these 9 months you need all energy you can get!

1. Pregnancy pillow - at the beginning I used different size pillows but when the pregnancy advance I felt heap pain. It is good to sleep turn to the left because the blood flow is better and more oxygen reaches the baby. When I start putting on weight I got the pregnancy pillow (which I still use). I was angry with myself because I didn’t have that pillow earlier and I let myself suffer with heap pain for a while. I could not get proper sleep and that wasn’t good for both of us.

2. Maternity bra – very, very important. I am proud of myself getting those on time. They are soft, comfortable and offered great support. Breast during pregnancy changes rapidly and gets with few numbers bigger. The maternity bra should be used even during trough the night. If you want to keep you shape before pregnancy it is necessary to use them. After delivery you can get nursing bra if you are planning on nursing.

3. Massage & Bath Oils – If you want to keep your skin without any stretch marks and blemishes use natural oils. Try to spend some time in the bath. It will help you to relax and it will relieve stress, tension and pain! Try to choose a maternity oil and bath products.

4. Prenatal Exercises – sign for prenatal yoga classes or palates, aerobics. The truth is that being around another pregnant woman you can get full moral support and understanding. Plus you self-esteem will be tickled with the exercise and happy.

5. Pregnancy book – I got one for the 9 months before the baby comes (week by week guide) , and one for the first year of the baby. Those two books save me from getting panicked in the middle of the night and rushing to the Doctors office for no reason. Having read the books over and over again I fell much more secure and in control of the situation. It is true that now a days there is a lot of information online but those books are written by Doctors and it was almost as I had the doctors in home with me.Great for new parents. Makes you pregnancy easy and enjoyable knowing what to expect.

6. Nutrition - You will give up your own essential nutrients to provide health and growth for her developing baby. Here are top 10 vitamins and minerals for ensuring a healthy pregnancy.
• Zinc
Zink deficiency - the most common and problematic deficiency during pregnancy. Help for proper growth and developing a healthy immune system for the baby. Be sure to get at least 15 milligrams per day of zinc in your diet, which can be found in high protein foods such as meat and beans.
• Folic Acid
Getting enough folic acid is critical both before and during pregnancy to help assure proper growth and to prevent birth defects. My Doctor recommended three months before pregnancy occur to start with the folic acid. It is easy to predict the time of pregnancy if it is an IVF. Folic acid have in deep green, leafy vegetables. Women should get at least 400 to 800 micrograms per day. Five minutes before taking Folic Acid drink a glass of OJ. Vitamin C helps for faster absorption.
• Magnesium
Magnesium deficiency increases the possibility of high blood pressure and seizures during pregnancy, a condition known as eclampsia. To prevent this, take 200 milligrams of magnesium daily. Whole grains, green leafy and other vegetables and nuts are good sources of magnesium.
• B Vitamins
Take approximately 25 to 50 milligrams a day of B vitamins and plenty of vitamin B12 for normal nerve function.
• Fish Oils
The human brain is made predominantly of DHA, an essential fatty acid found in fish oils. DHA may also decrease the risk of postpartum depression. If you don’t like fish an excellent alternative is to take pills.
• Calcium
Ideally, pregnant women should ingest 1,500 milligrams of calcium per day plus 400-600 units of vitamin D. It is best to take calcium at night, it helps with sleep. Each cup of milk or yogurt contains 400 milligrams of calcium.
• Iron
Approximately 18 to 36 milligrams of iron per day can be helpful. And pregnant women who don't get enough iron are at risk for anemia, fatigue, poor memory and decreased immune function.
• Water
Be sure to drink plenty of water.
• Thyroid
Take a TSH blood test to check your thyroid. TSH has to be less than 3 or you need treatment. Undiagnosed hypothyroidism, may lead to miscarriage, and is associated with learning disabilities when the child is born.


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