Every woman in her life has her dream of becoming mother some day. The time when she is firstly pregnant is the most beautiful time of her life when she is waiting eagerly to give birth to her child and enjoy the most beautiful moment of her life. Taking some precautions during pregnancy can lead to the successful delivery of your child’s birth and helps you lot to get a beautiful, strong and healthy baby.
1. See your practitioner or doctor before becoming pregnant and confirm whether you are fit for it.
2. Start changing your food habits and include a healthy variety of foods.
3. Exercise! Starting now will help you stay in shape during pregnancy, can lower your risk of miscarriage, and has been proven to help reduce labor complications and length.
7. Drink six – eight glasses of water a day. Water can help you a lot to take care of your body.
8. Stop smoking. There are many programs to help you. This will help you and your child to be healthy throughout.
9. Take a prenatal vitamins. They can be prescribed by your practitioner or you can buy them over the counter. Ensure it contains 0.4 mg of folic acid.
10. Eat a new vegetable you’ve never tried. But you want to have it some time . it may be possible that you will feel it more tasty now.
11. Track your cycles. Learning what you can about your cycles will help determine when you ovulate and when you conceived. These make for more accurate due dates.
12. Check out a books or a websites on pregnancy.
13. Ask your friends about pregnancy and parenthood. Always talk much about parenthood which will help you prove to be a perfect parent in the future. Talk to your parents, what do you want to take from their experiences? How do you want to be different?
14. Join a prenatal yoga or exercise class.
15. See your dentist before you get pregnant and brush your teeth daily.
16. Tell any medical professional that you may be pregnant if you are trying to get pregnant. This can prevent exposure to harmful tests and chemicals if you are pregnant and don’t know it yet.
17. Rest when you can. Taking rest will be use ful for your child.
18. Remember try to become pregnant sooner, it can take up to a year to become pregnant. If you have been actively trying for a year or more than six months if you are over 35, see your practitioner.
19. Act pregnant. This includes not drinking alcohol, even while trying to conceive. There is no known safe level during pregnancy and alcohol can cause birth defects.
20. Announce your pregnancy when you are ready to announce it to the whole world and to your parents.
21.Use non-medicinal remedies for problems like nausea, heartburn, and constipation.
22. Remember to add 300 – 500 calories a day while pregnant.
23. Start a journal , do blogging, read lot of magazines, watch films etc. etc. and make yourself busy. This will prevent, any type of depression, come closer to you.
24. Tour your selection of birth facilities such as hospitals, and other facilities, before making a choice if you are not having a home birth.
25. Baby sit a friend’s baby and learn a bit about caring for a newborn.
26. Swimming is great in late pregnancy. It can help relieve a lot of aches and pains and makes you feel weightless.
27. If you are decorating your house or a nursery remember to avoid fumes often associated with paint and wall paper. Perhaps have friends do the heavy work while you help make snacks for them. Keep the windows open!
28. Keep your prenatal appointments in advance with your midwife or doctor. This will help ensure that if you have any problems that they are caught early and kept to a minimum.
29. Take a breastfeeding class to help prepare you for the realities of breastfeeding.
30. Continue to exercise, even if you have to slow down. This will help you recover more quickly. Stretch before bed to help prevent leg cramps.
31. Write a birth plan. Something to help you clarify what you want or need for your birth experience. Share this with your practitioners and those you have invited to your birth.
32. Practice relaxation whenever you can. Try for at least once a day. Do pelvic tilts to help with late pregnancy back pain. It will help relieve your pain and even encourage the baby to assume a good birth position.
33. If you need a new practitioner and is not satisfied with the old one, change and interview some of them before you become pregnant.
34. Kiss the baby picture you are having in your room or with you.
35. Have your web-cam, film and cameras ready! And be sure that you will catch first look of your baby and Pack your bags if you are going to a birth center or hospital. Don’t forget your insurance cards, pre-registration forms, camera, birth plan, etc.