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Tips to maintain healthy pregnancy

Updated on January 18, 2016

The journey of nine months, from conception to giving birth, every moment of the journey is special for the mothers-to-be. Each and every women wish to have a healthy pregnancy journey without much complication. But just wishing for that is not going to work. You really need to follow some important guidelines to stay healthy and strong throughout your pregnancy period.

Nutrition

Generally women who eat well are likely to have less complication during pregnancy and tend to give birth to a healthy baby. It is quite important to take balanced diet throughout pregnancy to avoid issues like frequent headaches, fatigue, and other unwanted problems. A healthy diet and good nutrition level will lead to smoother pregnancy and hence easy delivery.

What should your diet include? Have a look:-

  • Adequate fat
  • Calcium
  • Vitamin C
  • Lots of water
  • Green vegetables
  • Enriched Fruits
  • Iron-rich food
  • Whole grain breads or cereals


    Remember you are eating for two lives.

    Exercise

Are you wondering whether exercise is safe during pregnancy? It’s not just safe but encouraged and recommended to benefit both baby and mother. A 30 minute moderate exercise is what you must ensure, which improves blood circulation, reduces stress and strengthens muscles.

Benefits from exercising:

  • Promotes overall health
  • Improves sleep
  • Reduces tension and strengthen muscles
  • Reduces backaches and other pain
  • Relive constipation
  • Rise energy levels

Bad habits to be avoided

Being pregnant is a blessing from god, therefore cherish this time and shed all bad habits which might harm your growing fetus.

Some bad habits to be eluded are:

  • Drinking alcohol
  • Smoking
  • Being weight cautious
  • Taking excessive stress
  • Pondering over negative thoughts
  • Being mentally unstable
  • Unhealthy diet (having junk food often)
  • Wearing uncomfortable clothes
  • Wearing heels
  • Going out in eclipse
  • Sleeping in wrong posture
  • Picking heavy weights

These habits can lead to:

  • Miscarriage
  • Multiple deformities in the baby
  • Low birth weight
  • Abnormal baby
  • Premature delivery
  • Vaginal bleeding
  • Still birth

Pregnant women should understand that they are more vulnerable to infections and illness, for which they should be cautious and take necessary steps to avoid any kind of harm. Take proper nutrition, ensure exercise and cut down bad habits for a healthy pregnancy.


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