Health Care Tips for Pregnant Women

Health tips for pregnant women

Adopting a healthy lifestyle is the best way to avoid illness and improve the quality of life.

Eating healthy foods, exercising, and regulating emotional stability have a great impact on the maintenance of health. But in the midst of busy activities, such as working and running the house, women often forget about efforts to maintain their health and emotional stability. If you want to maintain your health then you must follow these following tips.

1) Eat healthy food

Body nutrition can be obtained by consuming foods with a balanced nutritional composition and using natural ingredients. Eating packaged and processed foods usually contain sugar, salt, unhealthy fats and calories. Choose natural foods like:

  • Fresh fruits and vegetables
  • Grains
  • Foods rich in fiber.
  • Fresh fish
  • Fat-free beef and poultry
  • Foods that contain healthy fats like nuts, seeds, olive oil, etc.
  • Low fat milk

Eating foods that contain lean protein, healthy fats, adequate carbohydrates, and fiber is better than following a strict diet.

2) Maintain Emotional Stability

In general, women are often stressed by work, children, family, friends, and the situation at work. Too much stress can trigger various illnesses, such as:

  • Hypertension
  • Upper abdominal pain
  • Back pain
  • Insomnia
  • To gain weight

To avoid being too stressed, a woman, even a married woman, should have free time for positive activities such as:

The body will become healthier if you move more and more. Exercise can help maintain heart health, strengthen muscles and bones, reduce the risk of health problems, and maintain ideal body weight. Take part in sports like brisk walking or dancing for 2.5 hours per week or harder sports like running or swimming for 105 minutes each week. However, if your work is too busy, you can exercise by taking 10,000 steps a day.

3) Maintain Ideal Body Weight

In general, women are more concerned if they gain weight or have more than normal body weight. If the calculation of the body mass index (BMI), a person has a bodyweight that exceeds normal, it is necessary to make an effort to lose weight. Exercising and eating healthy food is the key to losing weight. Try to lose 1 to 2 kg of weight each week.

4) Perform Routine Health Checks

Performing regular health checks can help you keep track of your medical history and stay healthy. For example, when the results of a medical examination indicate that a woman is at risk of developing osteoporosis, the doctor may administer calcium or vitamin D at the right dose to maintain bone strength. 

In addition, women should also check their reproductive organs, such as Pap tests, breast exams, and see a doctor for conditions such as vaginal discharge or irregular menstruation. If you have no complaints, continue to have regular checkups at least once a year.

5) Vaccinate

Women are at risk of cervical cancer, so women who are having active sex or who do not yet need to be vaccinated.

6) Healthy Habits

Adopting a healthy lifestyle can reduce the risk of health problems. Here are some healthy habits to adopt every day:

  • Brush your teeth at least twice a day and use dental floss after each meal
  • Do not smoke
  • Limit alcohol consumption.
  • If you consume the drug, it should comply with the doctor’s recommendations.
  • Have a good quality of sleep (8 hours a day)
  • Use sunscreen when you need to do activities in the sun

Myths and Food Facts for Pregnant Mother

We often hear that pregnant women should not drink coffee as it can harm the fetus. A fact or simply a myth without the support of scientific explanations.

A mother will do everything to offer the best to her child. One of them is like to stop overeating, which increases the risk of pregnancy interference. However, they are often caught in myths that have not been supported by scientific explanations. The following will explain the myths and facts about safe food hazards from pregnant women.

1) Avoid eating seafood

Fact: Seafood is a good source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids that improve the development of babies’ brains and eyes. Some seafood contains potentially dangerous mercury levels. Too high mercury can compromise the development of the baby’s nervous system. Seafood can be eaten 8 to 12 ounces per week for pregnant women. As seafood has a high level of calories that increases the weight of pregnant women that might cause back pain problems.

2) Avoid consuming caffeine

Fact: Caffeine can enter the placenta and can potentially have some effect on the fetus. Therefore, it is necessary to limit the consumption of caffeine in pregnant women to only 200 mg per day during pregnancy. As a measuring device, 8 ounces of brewed coffee contains 95 mg of caffeine. At 8 ounces, tea contains 47 mg of caffeine and 355 ml of cola contains 33 mg of caffeine.

3) Avoid taking herbs

Fact: There are studies showing the effects of special ingredients on developing babies. Therefore, herbs should be avoided unless the doctor advises them that they are safe for consumption.

4) Taking pineapple’s in pregnancy period

Fact: Pineapple is a safe and healthy fruit to consume during pregnancy. The myth says that pineapple can cause miscarriage, but there is no scientific evidence for this myth. Bromelain is a compound that can cause bleeding and is present in pineapple. But the amount of bromelain present in pineapple will not affect much to pregnant women. However, it is recommended not to eat pineapple at the pregnancy period and avoid such risk.

5) Durian can abort the uterus

Fact: Pregnant women consume durian safely until it is consumed too much. A study shows that the content of durian can work as an antioxidant.

6) Eat only fully cooked meat

Fact: Raw or undercooked meat can cause toxoplasmas and other bacterial infections in pregnant women. So it is advised to eat properly cooked meat at the period.

7) Avoid eating raw seafood

Fact: Seafood is a source of protein, but raw seafood can be a source of harmful parasites and bacteria. Pregnant women can only eat cooked seafood.

I am Julia Smith, a senior Gynecologist at Back Pain Chairs Lab, Chicago, Illinois, USA. We serve to American community about their better life and fruitful tips regarding daily routine. 
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