Healthy pregnancy tips during your pregnancy.

Hello..!  Are you are getting pregnant or already pregnant? i think, you probably know some of the basics about taking care of yourself and your baby. Don’t do Smoking, leave drinking Alcohol and most importantly get your rest

Pregnancy brings a new meaning to the concept of beauty. It is a period of immense joy coupled with excitement. The feeling of carrying a little soul within you is magnificent. While being pregnant can be a trying and oftentimes uncomfortable experience, there are moments when being pregnant feels so magical and thrilling that we never want it to end. One thing is for certain: there’s no other experience in life like it.  According to “Brett Kiellerop”  ---- “Pregnancy seems designed to prepare you for life as a mother. You start making sacrifices nine months before the child is born, so by the time they put in an appearance you are used to giving things up for them.”
Follow are some tips that will help you to have a healthy,beautiful baby.

1.Do regular exercise.
Staying active is a must for most moms to be. Regular exercise will help you control your weight, improve circulation, boost your mood, and help you sleep better. Plus, getting into an exercise habit now will help you set a good example for your child after she's born.Pilates, yoga, swimming, and walking are all great activities for most pregnant women, but be sure to check with your doctor first before starting any exercise program. Aim for 30 minutes of exercise most days of the week. Listen to your body, though, and don't overdo it.

2. Educate yourself.
Even if this isn't your first baby, attending a childbirth class will help you feel more prepared for delivery. Not only will you have the chance to learn more about childbirth and infant care, but you can ask specific questions and voice any concerns. You'll also become more acquainted with the facility and its staff.Now is also a good time to brush up on your family's medical history. Talk to your doctor about problems with past pregnancies, and report any family incidences of birth defects.

3. Take a prenatal vitamin.
Even when you're still trying to conceive, it's smart to start taking prenatalvitamins. Your baby's neural cord, which becomes the brain and spinal cord, develops within the first month of pregnancy, so it's important you get essential nutrients, like folic acid, calcium, and iron, from the very start.Prenatal vitamins are available over the counter at most drug stores, or you can get them by prescription from your doctor. If taking them makes you feel queasy, try taking them at night or with a light snack. Chewing gum or sucking on hard candy afterward can help, too.

4. Track your weight Gain.
We know -- you're eating for two. But packing on too many extra pounds may make them hard to lose later. At the same time, not can gaining enough weight can put the baby at risk for a low-weight birth, a major cause of developmental problems. Recently the Institute of Medicine (IOM) issued new guidelines for weight gain during pregnancy. Here's what the IOM recommends, based on a woman's BMI (body mass index) before becoming pregnant with one baby:
--- Underweight: Gain 28-40 pounds.
---  Normal weight: Gain 25-35 pounds.
---  Overweight: Gain 15-25 pounds.

5. Change up chores.
Even everyday tasks like scrubbing the bathroom or cleaning up after pets can become risky when you're pregnant. Exposure to toxic chemicals, lifting heavy objects, or coming in contact with bacteria can harm you and your baby. Here are some things to that you shouldn’t do during pregnacy time:-
--- Heavy lifting
---  Climbing on stepstools or ladders
---  Changing kitty litter (to avoid toxoplasmosis, a disease caused by a parasite which cats can carry)
--- Using harsh chemicals

6. Eat folate-rich foods.
"Folic acid is crucial for the proper development of the baby's neural tube (it covers the spinal cord), and it's vital for the creation of new red blood cell. Even before you find out you're pregnant, it's smart to start eating plenty of folate-rich foods like fortified cereals, asparagus, lentils, wheat germ, oranges, and orange juice.

7. Eat  fresh fish.
In a 2007 study of more than 12,000 children, researchers found that youngsters whose moms ate the most fish during pregnancy had higher I.Q.s, plus better motor and communication skills, than those whose mothers did not eat fish. Scientists say that's because fish is high in omega 3s, a nutrient critical to brain development. There's just one catch: Some kinds of fish contain mercury, which can be toxic to both babies and adults.

8.Eat lots of fruits.
Most doctors recommend limiting caffeine during pregnancy, since it can have harmful effects on you and the baby. Cutting back can be tough, though -- especially when you're used to your morning java. For a quick pick-me-up, try nibbling on some fruit. "The natural sugars in fruits like bananas and apples can help lift energy levels.

9. Use sunscreen.
Being pregnant makes your skin more sensitive to sunlight, so you're more prone to sunburn and chloasma, those dark, blotchy spots that sometimes appear on the face. Apply a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher (many brands now offer chemical-free formulas, if you prefer a green option) and wear a hat and sunglasses. While no studies prove spending time in tanning beds can hurt your baby, the American Pregnancy Association recommends you avoid them while you're pregnant.

10. Know when to call the doctor.
Being pregnant can be confusing, especially if it's your first time. How do you know which twinge is normal and which one isn't? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, you should call your doctor if you have any of these symptoms:
---Pain of any kind.
---Strong cramps.
---Contractions at 20-minute intervals.
---Vaginal bleeding or leaking of fluid.
---Dizziness or fainting.
---Shortness of breath.
---Heart palpitations.
---Constant nausea and vomiting.
>Tips to eat healthy during pregnancy :-

Stay away from soft cheeses and lunch meat.
a) Some foods may have bacteria that can hurt your baby. So, better don’t eat.
b) Soft cheeses like feta, Brie, and goat cheese.
c) Uncooked or undercooked meats or fish.
d) Lunch meats and hot dogs unless they are heated until steaming hot.

II. Limit caffein and avoid alcohol.

a) Drink decaffeinated coffee or tea.

b) Drink water or seltzer instead of soda.

c) Don't drink alcohol.

III. Choose healthy snacks.

a) Low-fat or fat-free yogurt with fruit.

b) Whole grain crackers with fat-free or low-fat cheese.

IV. Eat foods with fiber.
a) Choose a variety of vegetables and fruits, like carrots, cooked greens, bananas, and melon.
b)Eat plenty of beans and whole grains. Try brown rice or oatmeal.
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