In order to have a good pregnancy, we not only have to look at physical health. Being healthy is fundamental in these moments, but also being mentally calm, prepared and happy. Therefore, we will give ten keys to a healthy and happy pregnancy, where the mind and body are combined in harmony to welcome a new member into our lives.
Eat and drink healthy during pregnancy
Diet must be varied and balanced. The important thing is to take foods rich in nutrients and vitamins like folic acid, iron, calcium and iodine, but not on fat. Diet should be varied based on vegetables, fruits, grains, dairy products and legumes without forgetting the daily contribution of meat and fish proteins.
A healthy diet includes maintaining proper hydration. Drinking enough water and milk to give us calcium is important. We can also take juice, better natural and not sugary. Of course, let’s forget about alcoholic drinks and coffee.
Take the recommended vitamin supplements
To supplement a healthy diet, your doctor will recommend certain vitamin supplements that include folic acid, along with other vitamin and mineral supplements that are also beneficial for pregnancy care, such as iron, iodine, calcium … In this way, we help the fetus to develop Properly, avoid deficiencies in that they can cause complications for both baby and mother.
Perform exercise during pregnancy
For our well-being and an ideal weight gain, it is important to perform physical exercise appropriate to our condition. Whether swimming, yoga, walking, the Pilates method …
By performing a moderate and constant workout, we improve our cardiovascular and muscular condition and favor postural correction. All of this gives the pregnant woman a better overall physical condition and allows her to face the pregnancy and childbirth work with fewer risks.
Go for medical visits
Regularly visit the gynecologist to perform the corresponding tests and obtain adequate maternity care. In this way we monitor both the baby’s and our health and have the opportunity to consult a specialist with all our doubts and fears as well as talk about our delivery schedule. The prenatal tests give us peace of mind, they will help us “get closer” to the baby and with the ultrasound we will get their first pictures to memory.
Wear appropriate clothing
We must wear comfortable clothing (including shoes) that fits the increase in weight and volume we experience. This will help the blood circulate better, our movements are correct and not forced and the skin stays healthy. It is not about being dressed as bags of potatoes, as luckily is no longer contrary to fashion, and many shops sell beautiful clothes before mom. The heels can wait, but feeling comfortable and beautiful with a nice “wrap” favors a mental well-being important at this point.
Pamper our minds during pregnancy
If we set aside time to take care of our body, we must also save time for our relaxation and care of our minds. Not only is the body more vulnerable during pregnancy. Finding our peace and doing relaxation exercises at home will help us feel better. We don’t have to park the activities that we like to go to the movies, read, go out to the country, crafts …
Take care of our skin
During pregnancy, it is important to apply sunscreen to prevent skin stains and burns. Due to the hormone action, the pregnant woman’s skin suffers changes, such as hyperpigmentation. In addition, antistrive creams are important that prevent the appearance of these scars with the stretching of our skin, with special attention in recent months when the skin extends at a very fast rate.
Hydration of the entire body after a bath or shower gives us a moment of relaxation. Gentle massage after workout helps us feel better. Of course, external hydration must be supplemented with internal hydration and drinking lots of fluids, as we have already mentioned in the nutrition section. All of this enhances our well-being by feeling more gentle and beautiful.
A good rest during pregnancy
It is very important to sleep and rest what the body asks of us. Fatigue and sleep can accompany us from the first moment as one of the first symptoms of pregnancy and hopefully disappear. But it is more than likely that we will again feel very tired and sleepy during the last phase of pregnancy. That is what the body needs, and we must listen to it, rest as much as possible, without forgetting that moderate exercise will make us rest and sleep better.
Attending birth classes can be very beneficial to both our physical and mental health. Relating to other pregnant women and sharing experiences opens our minds to discover that we are not the only ones in doubt or fear.
They also help us gain knowledge and awareness of the changes in our body, knowing the concepts of stages of childbirth, baby hygiene or breastfeeding will help us feel more prepared for the changes that lie ahead. Through knowledge, an important self-confidence is generated thanks to security, and being a father already begins to live. As much as possible, it is good to share these classes accompanied by the couple.
Communicate with the baby
Talking to the baby, communicating with him, playing music, making him feel closer and preparing us for the moment when he truly reaches our arms. Know how your development is going month by month, how it is growing in our womb, write a letter, before diary of our pregnancy, answer your kicks …
All these simple activities will achieve that the life that moves in our lap will fill us more lives. The potential unpleasantness of our pregnancy is forgotten in these moments of communication.
Don’t forget that having a healthy pregnancy requires a happy pregnancy. We have to take care of mind and body in this delicate phase of our lives, full of emotions and sometimes contradictory sensations. I hope these tips for achieving a healthy and happy pregnancy encourage you to face this phase of your life with an optimistic and full of vitality.