During your pregnancy you will probably find that you have received advice from a lot of people, this may begin to panic you as you just don’t know what you can and can’t do. Being pregnant does not actually need to be a stressful time at all, as all you need to do is look after yourself. The main thing which you should do is sit back and actually enjoy being pregnant, because before you know it you are going to have your little baby here demanding all of your attention.
Don’t get me wrong, I did say sit back and relax, but it is also important to continue exercising throughout the course of being pregnant. You should only carry out light exercise, this can include going for short walks, yoga or Pilates. Completing this light exercise will keep your muscles working and keep them strong during pregnancy and this will also prepare your body for labour. It is advised that you should never complete exercise which brings you to the point of breathlessness or exhaustion when you are pregnant as this can be highly dangerous for you and your baby.
As well as putting time aside to exercise, you should also put time aside to relax, especially in the last trimester of your pregnancy. It is important that you do get plenty of time to relax and sleep as you don’t want to be sleep deprived during labour, as this can make it extremely difficult and also can be dangerous. You should build up your energy and strength for the end of you pregnancy so that you have an easier labour.
Food & Drink
There is a lot of advice out there when it comes to what you can and can’t eat, with some people telling you one thing and others telling you another. There aren’t many specific rules to what you cannot eat during pregnancy, it is said that you should stay away from eating fish as it does have low mercury levels which can cause problems in your pregnancy. You should also stay away from drinking alcohol and any caffeine drinks as they are not safe to drink when you are pregnant and can cause problems with your unborn baby.
The most needed vitamin during pregnancy is vitamin D, and it is advised that you should try and get a daily intake of this. A brilliant way to get your vitamin D quickly and easily is by drinking milk.
To ensure that you have a healthy pregnancy and receive the best advice, you should search for the best gynaecologists in your area. Your gynaecologist will then provide you with all the information you need to have a healthy pregnancy and birth.
The final piece of advice that I can give you is to enjoy being pregnant. It won’t be long until you have your baby in your arms and you will be missing the luxurious unusual feeling of being pregnant.
Jessica is a mother of two and loves every stage of being pregnant. She follows the advice of http://www.glowm.com when she is pregnant.