Pregnancy can be a wonderful time. If you’ve been planning and waiting to get pregnant for years, there can be nothing more joyous. However, it does present some interesting questions. What does it mean to have a healthy pregnancy? While we’re by no means medical experts—we always recommend speaking with your doctor before you take any health steps—we have compiled our favorite and best tips for a healthy pregnancy.
Stop Bad Habits
Ashley at Advocates for Health reached out to us about this very important topic. While, for many women, pregnancy is a happy time, it can also be a time of stress, particularly if you are struggling with addiction. If you’re looking for a recovery program to help you get over substance abuse, Desert Hope has compiled a detailed resource with information, tips, recommendations, and help. The website can help you find the right doctor to help you with your treatment and to make your pregnancy as healthy and wonderful as it should be.
Take Prenatal Vitamins
Even while you’re still trying to conceive it’s smart to start taking prenatal vitamins. These vitamins help develop your baby’s neural cord with essential nutrients like folic acid, calcium, and iron. Before you grab prenatal vitamins off the counter, we recommend talking with your doctor to make sure you take the right vitamins for you and your baby.
Take Your Own Vitamins
Just as you need to take vitamins for your baby, you shouldn’t forget yourself. Pregnancy can be rough on your body, and it will need extra care and love during these nine months. One way to take care of yourself is drink Fertility Tea before and during your pregnancy. Our tea can help keep your hormones balanced and take care of your over-taxed reproductive organs. Be sure to consult a doctor if you have any concerns.
Staying active is a must even while you’re pregnant. Regular exercise can help you control your weight, improve circulation, boost your mood, and help you sleep better. Plus, exercising during pregnancy can help you make sure you set a good example for your child after he/she is born. We love these five simple pregnancy exercises for every trimester.
One of the healthiest things you can do during your pregnancy is to educate yourself as much as possible. Attend childbirth classes, read books, talk to your doctor, and ask questions. You want to become acquainted with what it means to be pregnant and everything that you can do to make sure that you take care of yourself and your child.
Eat Folate-Rich Foods
Folic acid is crucial for your baby’s development. It helps to develop your baby’s spinal cord as well as new blood cells. Eat folate-rich foods for a healthy pregnancy. Look for foods like fortified cereals, asparagus, lentils, wheat germ, and oranges.
Pregnancy can make your skin more sensitive to sunlight, making you more prone to sunburn and chloasma. Make sure that you apply SPF 30 sunscreen with UVA and UVB protection every time you go outside. You should also consider wearing a hat and sunscreen for extra protection.
We want you to have a happy and a healthy pregnancy.