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Gone are the days when a pregnant woman had to feast on a rich diet of ghee and dry fruits to ensure a smooth and painless delivery. Today, doctors recommend regular exercise and nutritious diet for a shorter labour.
So, for a safer delivery, you need to stay fit and fine during your pregnancy, and here come some of the precautions.
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Firstly, pay a visit to your gynecologist and seek advice from him. Get all the medical tests done and only after the results, follow your routine chart. Give up all the unhealthy habits– do not stick to a crash diet, start losing some weight as excess body weight can lead to high blood pressure, diabetes and even put strain on your heart. However, do not become obssessed with the idea of staying thin during pregnancy. Also, take vaccination to avoid the possibility of any infection such as German measles, prior to pregnancy.
Definitely, first few weeks are going to be difficult for you. Build up your inner strength with nutrients like calcium, vitamins and iron as they help in limiting the birth defects. Avoid excess intake of calcium and say no to alcohol, drugs, smoking and energy drinks. All these drinks have unfavourable effects on the baby. Eat sagely and do not eat too much while you are pregnant.
If you want to work out during pregnancy, then do it under expert supervision. Start you day with warm-up and then with regular exercises. Cycling, swimming and walking, all the cardiovascular exercises would be the best and safest for you. Yoga works smoothly on the reproductory organs and ensures a safer delivery. Avoid any sharp movement exercises like skipping and aerobics.
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Avoid intake of junk foods and artificial sweeteners when you are expecting a child. Rather, eat pineapple and pomegranate, take good quality dairy products and soaked nuts and grains. Oatmeal, spinach, red meat, fish and cereals should not be avoided.
Planning a baby is a mutual decision of both partners- positive outlook, mutual understanding and proactive support of your spouse are highly beneficial for your health and mind as well.
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So, stay healthy, fit and happy during your pregnancy because it is not just about your health now. Your baby's life is also attached to you now!
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