• DO’s and DON’Ts FOR EXPECTANT MUMS! (PART1)

    DO’s and DON’Ts FOR EXPECTANT MUMS! (PART1)

     

    Hi girls! Pregnacare wishes you a fabulous 2017 ahead. And this is why we have decided to give a few do’s and don’ts for expectant mums this year. Now when I say expectant mums I do not necessarily mean those of us that are currently with child, I’m also referring to all women who plan to conceive anytime soon. Yes! They are expectant mums too 😉

    It is very important that you know some very key steps to take while you are pregnant. Equally pertinent to note is the fact that there are some things you shouldn’t do while pregnant. Some of the Do’s and don’ts of pregnancy are:

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    DO’S

    • Do get your screenings so you can determine any problems early. See your doctor regularly. Prenatal care can help keep you and your baby healthy and spot problems if they occur.

     

    • As you already know, eat a variety of healthy foods. Include fruits, vegetables, whole grains, calcium rich foods, lean meats, and a variety of cooked seafood. This is very important for you and your baby as you need all the vitamins and minerals you can get. You should remember that during pregnancy the immune system gets weakened and needs to be sustained and boosted. This is only possible through eating healthy and of course, supplements.

     

    • Exercise! Well unless your doctor tells you otherwise, some level of physical activity each day is good for you and your baby.

     

    • Get enough rest. Try sleeping for 7 to 9 hours every night. Resting on your left side helps blood flow to you and your baby and prevents swelling. Using pillows between your legs and under your belly will help you get comfortable.

     

    • Water! You need to constantly be hydrated. Drink lots of fluids especially water.

     

    • Ask your doctor before starting or stopping medicines, as any of these could harm your baby. Stick to prescriptions and avoid overdoses. Also, get all your health issues in check and under control as your immunity during this period isn’t as high as it normally should. For example, having diabetes would mean being extremely careful about your blood sugar levels.

     

    • Get you a supplement! You may not be able to derive all the complete vitamins and minerals you need daily from food, so you should get supplements especially ones rich in folic acid, as it is essential for lowering the risk of some birth defects. Also, iron, which prevents anaemia, which is linked to preterm birth and low-birth weight babies.

     

    • And yes, PREGNACARE >>> which is the most popular and trusted prenatal supplement to safeguard the diet of those who are planning for pregnancy or are already pregnant, right through to the end of breast-feeding.

     

    Watch out for the second part of this article, which states the “Don’ts” we should look out for. Cheers!

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