As a mother to be, you may have plenty of questions. There is no doubt that you wonder about things like the child’s health and well being, his or her growth and maybe even if it is a boy or a girl. You may spend a lot of time focusing on these things.
What to Know
Before you worry yourself too much, realize that you can do a lot of harm to your child simply by not taking care of yourself from the start. The good news is that this does not have to be hard to do and it does not mean doing anything too special. Consider the following tips on things to do and not to do while you are pregnant.
- Do stay active and fit, unless your doctor tells you to slow down. In most cases, it will be easier to lose weight and to keep your energy levels up throughout your pregnancy if you remain active.
- Don’t miss sleep. Sleep is perhaps the most vital component to your health and to your baby’s development. Get at least eight hours of sleep a night and if you are struggling to sleep, talk to your doctor about options to improve it.
- Do eat a healthy diet that is loaded in vegetables, fruits, lean meats and whole grains. This will give your body the necessary nutrition to help your baby to develop healthy. Avoid too much sugar or highly fatty foods.
If you have questions about your health or the way you are managing your pregnancy life, ask your doctor about them. He can help you make decisions to ensure baby’s health.