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It is good to prepare for when the baby finally is born but remember to take care of yourself as well and the unborn child, you can do that by:
Have Regular Check-ups
As soon as you know that you are pregnant, you should visit your doctor or midwife. He/she will start monitoring your health and the unborn baby’s as well. Depending on your medical history the pregnancy may be smooth all the way, or it may require some extra care. According to you’re the history the doctor may advise on specific measures and precautions to take for a healthy baby.
Supplements are essential for the healthy development of the baby. It is unfortunate that some babies come into this world with defects that could have been prevented. Folic acid is vital for every woman who is carrying a baby because it reduces the chances of the baby having defects like Spina Bifida. There are cases where the mother to be is unable to eat, or every time they eat something it doesn’t stay in their tummy. Such cases require supplements like multivitamins so that the baby or the mother doesn’t suffer.
Eat a Balanced Diet
This is not the time to stuff yourself with all sort of junk food. Your body needs a balanced diet to help with the growth and health of the unborn baby. Remember whatever you eat is what the baby eats so vegetables, fruits, and foods containing protein, calcium, and carbohydrates should be taken in proportions advised by the doctor. You should also be very keen on the hygiene of the food that you eat.
Thoroughly wash fruits and vegetables before eating them. There are so many parasites that can lead to dire consequences like having a miscarriage or having a stillbirth. The food that you eat at this time should also be well cooked. Salmonella is a common bacterium that causes food poisoning, and that can be dangerous to you and your unborn child. Clean all surface that may be used for chopping fruits and vegetables and make sure you don’t mix boards for raw meats and other cooked foods. It may lead to a transfer of bacteria.
You should try and be more active during this time unless your doctor cautions you not too. Light jogging, swimming, walking is crucial for the overall well being of the body and the mind.
Exercise will also maintain a healthy wait for your body during this period and will make it easier for you to shed it after giving birth. You can do pelvic exercises. These exercises help in your back passage when giving birth, your vagina, and your bladder.
Get a Prenatal Massage
Getting a massage can have an array of benefits that will aid in a healthy pregnancy especially if you get it from a prenatal massage therapist in Singapore. The massage therapist will be able to adjust your body in skilled ways to help both you and the unborn child feel relaxed. They will massage the aches and pains that your body may be experiencing. There are cases where the baby finds itself not lying in the womb the way it is supposed to; the therapist can skillfully help the baby turn to how it is supposed to be.
Carrying a baby to term doesn’t always happen, so taking all precautions to the best of your capabilities is the best gift to give to yourself and your unborn child.