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Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy

By - Dr. Malpani

The following pointers would prove useful during your pregnancy.

  1. Learn as much as possible about the wonderful ways in which your body is changing and about how your baby is growing. Talk to your mother, your friends, and other women about pregnancy, labour and birth. Attend pregnancy-related classes, read the relevant books, and watch videos about normal pregnancy and childbirth.
  3. Eat a well-balanced diet and drink lots of water.

  4. Avoid substances that may be dangerous for you and your baby such as cigarettes, alcohol and street drugs. Do not take any medications, even over-the-counter varieties, unless you have discussed them with your doctor and taken his approval.
  6. Remain active! Continue with the exercise programmes that you were following before you became pregnant, modified, if needed, according to the recommendations of your doctor. If you were not exercising at all before becoming pregnant, consider going in for walking or swimming. Start with short periods of exercise, and gradually increase the amount of time.

  7. Get plenty of rest. Listen to your body to determine if you need short breaks during the day as well as to determine how many hours of sleep you need at night.

  8. Talk to your baby and enjoy your growing bond with him. Research now shows that babies can react to the sense of touch as early as ten weeks of pregnancy! A little later, they can react to light, your voice, music, and other sounds.
  10. Try to minimize the stress in your life by practicing stress management techniques such as slow and deep breathing, yoga and relaxing various muscle groups when you feel stressed.

  11. Plan your baby's birth. For most women, the process is normal, natural, and healthy.
  13. Enjoy this special time in your life! Your husband and, your family and friends can help you make the most of this wonderful transition. Have confidence in your body's ability to grow, nourish, and give birth to this baby just as women have done for centuries.

  14. During pregnancy, many women are highly motivated to remain as healthy as possible, so that they can give their baby the best start in life. Pregnancy is an excellent opportunity to develop good health habits; you can use these habits to keep yourself healthy for the rest of your life!

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Name: pauravi
Country: India

Really good 1
Name: bindu
Country: india

ur suggestions r very good
Name: esha
Country: india

good suggestions
Name: rekha
Country: india

informative and nice one
Name: ruchi
Country: india

nice to read this and learnt a lot
Name: rina
Country: india

a nice one
Name: Arshi
Country: australia

an excellent article...very informative
Name: rajni
Country: india

a very nice article........... ..
Name: parneet khabra
Country: usa

gives a lot of information about healthy pregnancy
Name: mitz
Country: philippines

adds knowledge to those women who are on the process of pregnancy
Name: swetha
Country: India

very good suggestion
Name: monika
Country: India

very informative nice suggestions....
Name: Sapna Praveen
Country: India

its great to read it and surely it made me feel better and more confident...
Name: vani
Country: India

excellent tips for healthy pregnancy
Name: jyoti
Country: India

useful suffestion
Name: Asha Patil
Country: India

great artical for healthy pregnancy
Name: lyrac
Country: Philippines

a broad lesson to learn
Name: renu Arora
Country: India

very important suggestions for expecting mother
Name: man
Country: India

very nice suggestions.....
Name: rashmi
Country: India

too informative
Name: Inderjeetkaur Granthi
Country: India

this is a nice article. improved my knowledge about pregnancy.i like this article.
Name: Inderjeetkaur grantgi
Country: India

this is a nice article. improved my knowledge about pregnancy.i like this article.
Name: vaishali kamble
Country: India

thanks for this article. really very good for improve knowledge.
Name: libasacro
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Name: madhu
Country: India

is swimming really good/preferred for pregnant woman?

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