Healthy pregnancy
- Promote this Page

A perfect antenatal care is important to the infant's health. Selecting the way to care early means the pregnant woman will have months to create a good relationship in preparation for the delivery. Even if she is not offered a choice of caretaking ways, she can be able developing a rapport with a particular midwife or health care provider she has met during the course of her pregnancy care.

Although pregnant woman does not necessarily have to eat more when she bears gestation, it is important eating a well-balanced and healthy diet. Many pregnant women go off some particular foods, but it is always possible to alternate such with others that provide the same nutritional value. One should make it sure that her diet includes some vegetables and fruits, some carbohydrates (rather wholegrain so the woman gets plenty of fiber), some proteins that might be fish, meats, egg, nut, or pulse, and some milk and dairy food, every day. The only supplement, which is considered truly vital, is folic acid (also known as the folacin) that can help preventing the spina bifida and other neural tube problems in the infants.

Spina bifida is a dangerous congenital condition that occurs when the tube that shelters the central nervous system fails to shut down completely and might give rise to severe impairments. All the women who plan for a pregnancy are advised to take daily supplements of 400mcg of folic acid that starts around the time of conception through the first trimester of her gestational period.

The pregnant woman can also increase their intake of natural folacin through the diet. Folate is found in various foods, especially vegetables and fortified breakfast cereals and other nutrients those are important for pregnant woman’s health and her baby's include iron and calcium that can generally be provided by the normal routine diet.

Some researches have revealed that fish oils that contain omega-3 fatty acids might have a beneficial effect on pre-eclampsia, a birth weight of the infant and on the development of the brain of a baby and nerves in late pregnancy. A good exercise program can get pregnant woman the strength and endurance she requires to carry the weight she gains during pregnancy and to tackle the physical stress of labor. It also makes it much easier getting back into shape after the baby is delivered.

Exercise can boost pregnant woman’s spirits and help ward off depression during pregnancy. Experts are not sure precisely how, but there is significant evidence that it has great positive effects on the brain chemicals like serotonin and dopamine that help regulating the emotions and moods of the pregnant woman. Coffees, teas, and cola-style beverages are mild brain stimulants, and although the researches’ evidences are not clear, some researchers opine that too much caffeine might contribute to risks of having a low birth weight infant or increase the risks of miscarriage.

The current advices suggest that up to four cups or three mugs of coffee (tantamount to six cups of teas or eight cans of colas) a day may not hurt the infant, although one research reveals that even low levels of caffeine may increase the risks of miscarriage. The tiredness pregnant woman feels in the first and third trimesters is the body's way of informing that she should cut off such intakes. A nap in the middle of the day might seem like very comfortable that she can afford and her body and her baby will both benefit.

If the woman cannot sleep, at least putting the feet up and relaxing for about half an hour or more, in whatever way suits her great.

Post Your Comments

Comment Script

Comments

Name
Comment
Please enter the text you see in the image below in the appropriate input box.