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Yes, your baby matters more than anything else. But so do you.
We understand that the growing baby inside your tummy is possibly the only thing that is on your mind when you are pregnant. ‘Is everything taken care of for my baby’s arrival?’, ‘Have we prepared enough diapers?’, or ‘Will I know if my baby is not getting enough milk?’ – endless questions popping into your head every minute, and almost all of them revolve around your baby.
However, there is one more person that you are missing out on your Priority List who is as significant as your growing baby, and that is yourself. Sure, it is good to prepare things for when the baby is finally born. Still, you need to remember that you are currently their ‘house’ and after you deliver, you will be the one who takes care and breastfeeds them. Therefore, when you are pregnant, it is more important than ever to make sure both your physical and emotions are in good states. We do not mean that you will have to keep yourself tucked under the blanket at all times, but taking care of yourself during pregnancy can be as easy as that. On that note, here are five easy steps to take care of yourself for a healthy pregnancy!
As soon as you know that you are pregnant, visit a doctor or midwife. Let the professionals monitor your health along with your baby’s. Your pregnancy may be smooth all the way or it may require some extra care if your medical history indicates so. According to your current health and physical condition as well, the doctor may advise on specific measures and precautions to take for a healthy pregnancy and delivery. Once you have reached 40 weeks of pregnancy, you will be required to go on regular appointments with the doctor to ensure everything is going well and has no potential risks.
Supplements are essential for the healthy development of the baby. They are not necessary for all mothers, but for those who need them, supplements will help them in many ways. If your blood test reveals that you are deficient in certain vitamins or minerals, your doctor may prescribe some supplements so you can receive enough nutrition. There are cases where the mother is a risk of malnutrition, so supplementing them with calories and protein can significantly improve their pregnancy. Folic acid, for instance, is vital for a pregnant mother because it lowers various health risks for the baby. With that said, they are called supplements for a reason. Most pregnant mothers do not always need it, but if your doctor suggests that you take some, do listen and take their advice.
Your pregnancy cravings may make you drool over various kinds of food that you normally would not touch, but you still have to be mindful of what you eat. Refrain from stuffing yourself with unhealthy or junk food, and especially food that can irritate your stomach or cause allergic reactions. Your body needs a balanced diet to aid the growth and health of your baby. Remember that whatever you eat is what the baby ‘eats’, so vegetables, fruits, and food 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.
There are also several other crucial things you should keep in mind in regards to the food you eat during this time. Always thoroughly wash the fruits and vegetables before eating them. The food that you eat should be well-cooked to prevent salmonella infection. Clean all surface that may be used for chopping fruits and vegetables and make sure you don’t mix chopping boards for raw meats and other cooked foods so it will not lead to any transfer of bacteria.
Regardless of how heavy your legs feel to step out of the house, you should try and be more active during this time unless your doctor cautions you against it. Light jogging, swimming, and walking are crucial for the overall well-being of your body and mind. Exercise will maintain a healthy condition for your body during this period and make it easier for you to shed any unwanted pounds after giving birth. For a start, you can practise pelvic exercises. These exercises can improve your back passage when giving birth, your uterus, and also your bladder.
A prenatal massage carries an array of benefits that will aid in a healthy pregnancy, especially if you get it from a skilled prenatal massage therapist in Singapore. The massage therapist will be able to expertly adjust your body to help both you and the baby feel relaxed. Of course, they will avoid any sensitive area to not induce labour or make you feel uncomfortable. They will massage away the nagging aches and pains that your body may be experiencing at the time.
Pregnancy does not have to be a memory that is filled with soreness as you look back upon it. You can shape it to be a beautiful and smooth one that you always want to reminisce when it passes. After all, taking all precautions to the best of your capabilities while you are pregnant is the best gift you can give to yourself and your child.