Monday, 8 August 2011

Pregnancy Do's and Dont's

 preggy moments =)

Say Yes, Yes, Yes to:

Take your prenatal vitamins regularly. Folic acid is a prerequisite during the first trimester and iron is very, very essential.

Attend your prenatal check-ups regularly. If you miss any, schedule one immediately for that month
Wear your seatbelt whenever in cars, vans or trucks
Take sufficient rest and keep stress at bay
Eat healthy, fiber-rich foods with lots of vegetables and fruits. Drink sufficient low-fat milk, yogurt to get your calcium supply.
Keep yourself hydrated by drinking lots of fluids, especially water. Go easy with juices, namely the commercial variety, because of the high sugar content
Visit your dentist regularly
Get into regular physical activity like walks, swimming to keep you fit (check with your doctor first before starting anything)
Get your calcium from low fat milk, yogurt, low ice-cream
Indulge in massages, warm showers to relax those muscles

Say No, No, No to:

Raw, uncooked or undercooked meat and eggs. Eat cooked meals only
Caffeinated beverages like coffee, tea, colas
Excessive or vigorous exercise and physical activities. Seek your doctor's advice on safe forms of exercises and do them in moderation.
Cough and cold medications and all other over-the-counter drugs without checking with your health care provider first
Alcoholic drinks including wine. You will not know the safe amounts you can consume so why not avoid them altogether.
Toxic chemicals such as paints and pesticides
Smoking and secondhand smoke
X-rays unless your doctor has Okayed it.
Aspirin and other analgesics, sleeping pills (consult with your doctor first)
Hot environments such as saunas or hot baths. High temperatures is risky for your baby
High fat and sugary foods. Opt for healthier snacks like fruits
Saccharin - Go for sugar instead
Sodium - eat it in moderation to control the incidence of edema
Stress, Create a positive environment through with good books, soothing music etc anything to keep your mind off tension. 

~~~ info from internet ~~

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