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Tips for the Prenatal Period: Your Child’s Health is in Your Hands

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Tips for the Prenatal Period

Prenatal or the pregnancy period is a unique experience for every couple. This is naturally one of the most important phases of one’s life. So, it should be filled with lots of excitement and fun, not nervousness and tension. If you are well prepared for welcoming your child into the beautiful world the journey won’t feel like a roller coaster ride.

We thought of sharing some tips to make your prenatal journey a smooth journey and to ensure the well-being of the coming child as well as the would-be mother.


Tips for the Prenatal Period


Include exercise in your routine

This may sound a very generic advice as we all are recommended to do some exercise. But, when you are expecting a baby you are doubly responsible for your as well as the baby’s health. So, you cannot afford to take this advice lightly like any other individual. The pregnancy comes with many health complications like back pain, body stiffness, swellings etc. And, if you miss your exercise routine you’ll feel these complications in an aggravated form. 

In the first trimester, you can do the simple back and pelvic exercises. As you enter your second trimester you’ll need to upgrade to some advanced exercises. But, don’t do any exercise without the recommendation of your doctor.

Include exercise in your routine

Take care of your nutrition

After the exercise, your main focus should be to give nutrition to your body. Giving nutrition to your body does not translate to eating as much as you can. Eating without thinking will only gain you extra weight that you’ll struggle to shed off after the delivery. 

So, instead of eating double your dose look what nutrition are you gaining from your diet? Your body needs the right amount of iron, calcium, folic acid, vitamins, and protein. In addition to the healthy diet, you would need some nutrition supplements like vitamin tablets and protein drinks. You can read the prenatal vitamin reviews and choose the one for you.

Don’t let your hunger pangs enslave you

It is natural to feel always hungry when a new life is forming inside you. Not only hungry but you’ll also feel greedy for food items loved by your taste buds. But, don’t let your hunger pangs decide your eating habit. Before putting your hands on any of the junk foods remember that you are going to feed that junk to your child. As a mother, you will never want your baby to grow on junks. So, whenever you feel hungry eat healthy items like fruits and salads.

Don’t let your hunger pangs enslave you

Don’t let your body get dehydrated

We all need to drink enough water to keep our body metabolism functioning well. But, as a pregnant woman, you need to drink more than enough water as dehydration is common during pregnancy. If you don’t keep your body well-hydrated you can easily develop urinary tract infection. If plain water is not the thing you enjoy drinking you can take other fluids such as coconut water. Avoid alcohol and caffeine because they too are the culprit who can dehydrate your body.

Don’t make anybody your advisor

Pregnancy is the time when you are bombarded with suggestions and advice from all sides. And, it is a fact that you too starve for getting any advice you can get about this phase of your life. But, please don’t follow any advice blindly. Whatever you read or listen to the pregnancy advice please re-confirm the same with your doctor.

Being active is recommended for all the pregnant women but in some of the cases doctor advice complete bed rest due to some complications. This means what is right for others may be wrong for you. So, take suggestions of the doctor handling your case because she is only who knows all your physical condition.

Don’t make anybody your advisor

Join a prenatal class

You need to be well prepared to welcome your baby’s arrival on the Earth. Joining a prenatal class means you are always in the contact with an expert. Learning everything about your baby’s arrival and the caring tips in-group becomes more fun. In the prenatal class, you will meet other to-be-moms and share each other’s experiences.

Don’t forget to enroll your better half in the class too because he will also need to learn the art of taking care of the newborn baby and the mother as well. You two began the journey together so you should live together throughout the journey of being a parent and raising a socially responsible healthy kid.

Don’t let any fear take over your loving experience of being a parent. Follow a well-managed routine and stay happy.


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  1. I like that. Don't make everybody your advisory. Yeh, akin too many cooks will spoil the soup. Great tips.

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  2. My wife and I have raised 4 children, now ranging in age from 34 through 47 years old. We adhered to medical counsel and a popular book, "Baby and Child Care" by Dr. Benjamin Spock. In short, we did everything you suggest in your post and the result was smart, kind, productive people of whom I am immeasurably proud.

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  4. This is a very comprehensive post ad guides pregnant women so well! Being well hydrated is a must for everybody, for sure, and going on with the exercises, too! Hope you have a lovely week!
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  5. This is a very comprehensive post ad guides pregnant women so well! Being well hydrated is a must for everybody, for sure, and going on with the exercises, too! Hope you have a lovely week!
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  6. This is a very comprehensive post ad guides pregnant women so well! Being well hydrated is a must for everybody, for sure, and going on with the exercises, too! Hope you have a lovely week!
    DenisesPlanet.com

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  7. This is a very comprehensive post ad guides pregnant women so well! Being well hydrated is a must for everybody, for sure, and going on with the exercises, too! Hope you have a lovely week!
    DenisesPlanet.com

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  8. I'm not pregnant, but reading through a lot of these tips I find they could be integrated into normal life. Such as focusing on nutrition and staying hydrated, I think they're so important in daily life, although more so whilst pregnant. Regardless, this has reminded me to take more care of myself in general haha.

    Amy;
    Little Moon Elephant

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