You and your husband are feeling extremely happy right now because you have just got pregnant. You are going to become a mother and your husband is going to become a father. Obviously, this is going to be a very important period of your life. You need to learn how to take good care of yourself so that you can have a healthy baby.
In this article, you are going to learn some tips on how to manage your pregnancy.
1. Managing Your Nerves
If this is the first time you are getting pregnant, you are probably feeling a little bit nervous. Well, this is very normal. However, you don’t want to feel so tense that it affects your day to day functioning. After all, a nervous mother is probably going to produce a nervous baby. I am sure this is not what you want.
So how can you manage your nerves? How do you teach yourself to relax? Well, I am sure you have heard of this term called knowledge is power. The reason why you are feeling nervous is because you do not know what to expect. That is why it is a good idea to educate yourself on the topic of pregnancy.
There are so many great books written on this topic. You can always get a few of those books from the bookshop or ask your husband to get them for you. The more you know about what to expect, the more relaxed you will be.
You can also ask your doctor for advice. I am sure your gynecologist will share some tips with you on how to take care of yourself and your baby during this period. Alternatively, you can ask your friends for advice. I am sure you have friends who are now mothers. They will be very happy to help you. In fact, you can also consider asking your mum for advice.
If you are keen, you can also consider signing up for mediation classes. Meditation can really help you to calm down and it is definitely beneficial for you and your baby. If you have a religion, it will also be helpful if you pray on a regular basis.
2. Exercising During Pregnancy
Obviously, this is not a good time for you to sign up for a marathon or a triathlon. It is also not a good idea for you to sign up for karate class even if you wish your child to be a karate kid in the future.
I am sure you are getting message. Basically, this is not a good time for you to do strenuous exercises. However, a bit of light exercises can still be beneficial for the health of you and your baby. If you are not sure what type of exercises you should be doing, you can always consult your gynecologist.
It is also a good idea to listen to what your body is telling you. Don’t take on more than you can manage. Even if you used to be an athlete in the past, now is not the time to push your body beyond its limit. Light exercises such as taking a stroll in the park should be fine. Jogging is probably not a good idea.
3. Diet For Pregnancy
You are probably wondering what to eat during pregnancy or even how much you should be eating. Well, not eating junk food will never be wrong. Eating more fruits and vegetables will be healthy for you too. Of course, if you have done your research, you can see that people have different opinion on this topic.
For example, some people say that you should not be eating pineapple or watermelon during your pregnancy. The theory is that these fruits are cold in nature and will cause discomfort for your baby.
While I was doing my research about this topic online, I saw some women saying that they have been eating watermelon and pineapple while they were pregnant and now they have a healthy baby.
So should you eat watermelon and pineapple during pregnancy? What if you are really craving for them? Well, personally I will prefer to err on the side of caution. However, if you are really craving for these fruits, just eat in moderation to play safe. If in doubt, consult your gynecologist.