Pregnancy Care Tips

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Now that you know your Pregnant , here are few tips for you to Stay healthy throughout your pregnancy.

Take a multi prenatal Vitamin

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If you are trying to conceive or already conceived , it’s a wise step to start taking prenatal vitamins. Your baby’s neural cord, which later forms the brain and spinal cord, develops within the first month of pregnancy, so it’s important you get essential nutrients, like folic acid, calcium, and iron.
Prenatal vitamins are available at all medical stores , or you can get them by prescription from your doctor. If taking them makes you feel pukish, try taking them at night or with a light snack.

Chewing gum or sucking on hard candy afterward can help.

WORKOUT to stay fit 

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Staying active should be on the top of your list for moms to be.

Regular exercise will help you control your weight, improve circulation, boost your mood, and help you sleep better.
Pilates, swimming, and walking are all great activities for most pregnant women, but be sure to check with your doctor first before starting any exercise program.

Aim for 30 minutes of exercise most days of the week. Listen to your body, though, and don’t overdo it.

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start attending a childbirth class it will  help you feel more prepared for delivery.

you will  learn more about childbirth and infant care, and also can seek  answers for specific questions and voice any concerns.
Its better you a  brush up on your family’s medical history. Talk to your doctor about problems with past pregnancies, and report any family incidences of birth defects.

Make a record of your weight gain

 Try not to pack on too many extra pounds that will be real difficult  to lose later, and  at the same time, not gaining enough weight can put the baby at risk for a low-weight birth, a major cause of developmental problems.

according to  the Institute of Medicine (IOM) issued new guidelines for weight gain during pregnancy.

so weight scales , based on a woman’s BMI (body mass index) before becoming pregnant with one baby:

– Underweight: Gain 28-40 pounds
– Normal weight: Gain 25-35 pounds
– Overweight: Gain 15-25 pounds
– Obese: Gain 11-20 pounds

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Check in with your doctor frequently to make sure you’re gaining at a healthy rate.

Know When to rush to  the Doctor
How do you know which twinge is normal and which one isn’t? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, you should call your doctor if you have any of these symptoms:

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– Pain of any kind
– Strong cramps
– Contractions at 20-minute intervals
– Vaginal bleeding or leaking of fluid
– Dizziness or fainting
– Shortness of breath
– Heart palpitations
– Constant nausea and vomiting
– Trouble walking, edema (swelling of joints)
– Decreased activity by the baby

so all the very best and take good care of yourself and your baby bump

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