Pregnancy is a very delicate period in a woman’s life. Women have to take proper care of themselves, in order to have a proper pregnancy. During pregnancy, the whole lifestyle of a woman gets changed. Women have to be conscious about everything to avoid reproductive problems and to have a healthy baby.
So here are some health tips for women to follow to avoid reproductive problems.
Women should eat at least 6 well-balanced meals, each day. The meals should contain good amounts of fruits, vegetables, carbohydrates, such as rice, bread, proteins, such as fish, eggs, milk, vitamins and omega-3 fatty acids.
Women should do light exercises in order to stay fit during pregnancy. A regular exercise improve your circulation, control your weight, decrease your stress, improves your sleep and boosts your mood. Women should do yoga, pilates, swimming or walking in moderate paces. Women can also join pregnancy exercise classes.
Women should get adequate sleep during pregnancy. They should sleep for at least 8 hours every night. They should even take naps during the day time.
Women should take prenatal vitamin supplements during pregnancy. Your supplement should contain at least 400 micrograms of folic acid and 100 micrograms of Vitamin D. folic acid lowers down the risks of your child suffering from neural tube defects.
During pregnancy, you should totally avoid drinking alcohol. The alcohol can reach your baby through the blood stream or placenta and your baby can suffer from alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD).
Moms-to-be should be careful about the foods that they are consuming. Every food is not safe to eat, during pregnancy. Food poisoning, listeriosis, toxoplasmosis, are some infections which can affect a pregnant woman if she doesn’t eat hygienic foods. Women should avoid eating, uncooked or raw meat, unpasteurized milk, mould-ripened cheeses, blue-veined cheeses, raw shellfish, and undercooked meals. You should wash the fruits and vegetables thoroughly before eating.
Excess of caffeine intake can increase the risk of miscarriage or the risk of having a low birth weight baby. Pregnant women should totally avoid drinking tea, coffee or energy drinks. Women can switch to decaffeinated coffee or tea.
Pregnant women should avoid overworking and doing strenuous household chores. They should avoid lifting heavy objects, exposure to toxic chemicals, or coming in contact with harmful bacteria’s.
Women should completely avoid smoking during pregnancy. Smoking can cause miscarriage, premature birth or low birth weight of the baby.
Pregnant women, shouldn’t take herbal remedies or over-the-counter medications, without consulting their doctors. As during pregnancy, every medicine is not good for your baby and can cause reproductive problems.
Pregnant women should drink plenty of water. You can even drink fruit juices, but the sugar level in the juice should be appropriate.
During pregnancy, it is essential to monitor the weight and nutritional needs of a woman. If a woman is having a normal weight before pregnancy, then after pregnancy a weight gain of 25 to 35 pounds is essential. Women should continuously visit their doctors to be sure that they are gaining weight at a healthy rate.
During pregnancy, any type of uneasiness should be taken seriously, and you should visit your doctor for check-ups. If you feel any kind of pain, strong cramps, vaginal bleeding, contractions, dizziness, heart palpitations, constant vomiting or nausea, then you should immediately visit your doctor.
Women have to take proper care of themselves during pregnancy, so that the child is born healthy and they don’t have to face any reproductive problems.