When it comes to what pregnant women they all need to take care of themselves their mental health, their bodies, their surroundings, and their lifestyle; those things go well beyond their baby registry.
If you're pregnant, you always look for the items that you will need for your baby in the coming year. Yet many expectant moms are so focused on the growth of baby inside them, that they forget they could use a little pampering to themselves..!!
Here are 10 things women need while they are pregnant:
- Eat Healthy Foods + Take Prenatal Vitamins
During pregnancy, woman’s body needs extra care, vitamins, minerals, and nutrients, and most women need up to 500 extra calories a day. Eat balanced diet that's rich in vitamins and minerals that needs to support a growing baby.
Expectant mothers require at higher doses, such as folic acid, calcium and iron. These vitamins assist with proper development of the fetus and help prevent birth defects. Your doctor can help you find a multivitamin or a series of vitamins that are best for you.
A multivitamin will usually include DHA, EPA, or both. These are omega-3 fats that are important for your baby’s proper brain development.
Don't take higher amount of vitamins it can be harmful to the baby.
When it comes to pregnancy, there are a lot of questions -Is it normal..!! What kind of food to be eaten and avoid? Can I workout? Should this be happening / not happening? Can I workout? Are these symptoms normal? Can I worry less now that I’m in the second trimester? Show up, listen, call her, check-in, bring her snacks, offer to watch her kids if she has little ones with a baby on the way; rub her feet, treat her to a prenatal massage, and most of all, just be there for her.
Pregnant women need to remember that to also have to take rest whenever they feel like. If she works full time, she needs to unplug herself from the chaos. Create a sleep schedule, cut down on fluids two hours before bedtime, take a warm shower before bed, create to-do lists, take catnaps during the day, stay up-right before sleeping to aid digestion and avoid spicy, greasy foods, increase calcium intake, invest in a sleep pillow, make relaxation and mindfulness a priority, take evening walks, and harness nesting instincts.
Pregnant women should keep in mind that they also need to remember to eat healthy calories to meet the needs of their pregnancy and their exercise program. When it comes to working out, mamas-to-be should finishing eating at least one hour to exercise and drink plenty of water before, during, and after their workout . Staying active in other ways can help you stay healthy during pregnancy. Check with your doctor to find out how much physical activity is right important for you.
- Get plenty of sleep
Sleep should never be seen as a luxury. It’s a necessity — especially when you’re pregnant ample sleep (7 to 9 hours) is important for you and your baby. Try to sleep on your left side to improve blood flow.
- Reduce stress
Reducing stress is crucial for improving birth outcomes. When you’re pregnant, there are days where your emotions revolve in every possible thing. And one of the most common feelings that many expecting mamas tend to experience throughout their pregnancy is stress—stress about your baby, stress about your body, stress about prepping for baby’s arrival, stress about life changes—you name it.Pregnant women should avoid, as much as they can, stressful situations. Recruit your loved ones to help you manage stress in your life.
- Focus on Your Breath
Deep breaths help us get extra oxygen into our bodies, which in turn help our muscles, bodies and brains feel relaxed. Meditation is a great thing to do or simply sit calmly and take long, belly-filling breaths in through your nose, then slowly out through your nose or mouth.