Pregnancy Journey and Beyond
Pregnancy for a woman is considered one of the most important and sensitive journeys in her life, and she must take special care of herself during pregnancy, especially in the first months, where care is reflected on her health and the health of her baby.
Physical and emotional comfort is a key factor in self-care in addition to eating healthy food, having a good sleeping program, as well as increasing daily activities, all of this is reflected in the future baby-mom relationship.
Tips for the pregnant woman
- A pregnant woman must take an adequate amount of sleep, at least eight hours.
- Choosing comfortable clothes, preferable loose clothes, as they do not put pressure on the abdomen, also pregnant women should avoid wearing high-heeled shoes.
- Doing a periodic examination of teeth, and eating sources that provide the body with calcium, such as eggs, milk, and dairy.
- Use skincare products, to minimize the stretch marks that may appear during pregnancy.
- Stay on a healthy balanced diet by avoiding certain foods such as Raw fish, processed meat, alcohol, and caffeine, and by taking supplements to cover the highly daily need for vitamins and minerals.
Many mothers think that once the pregnancy period ends, the importance of taking vitamins fall out, but this is wrong because the mother in the lactation stage needs to take vitamins and nutritional supplements, to be able to compensate for what she has lost during pregnancy, to cover the needs of her baby to grow and nourish.
Tips for breast-feeding mothers:
- Drink plenty of water and fluids, as they are the main component of breast milk
- Stay away from foods that cause bloating and cause colic in the baby.
- Stay in a good mood because the mood of a nursing mother affects the pituitary gland, which directly affects the secretion and quantity of milk.
- In addition to staying on the healthy diet followed during pregnancy
Food supplements during pregnancy and lactation
Pregnant and/or breastfeeding women, need more nutrients, including folate, iodine, iron, omega-3, and some other vitamins.
- Folate helps prevent neural tube defects when taken at least 1 month before conception and throughout the first 3 months of pregnancy.
- Iodine is needed for brain and nervous system development
- Iron helps prevent anemia in the mother, as well as low birth weight in the baby
- Omega-3 fatty acids are vitally important during pregnancy as they are critical building blocks of the baby’s brain and retina. They may also play a role in determining the length of gestation and in preventing perinatal depression.
- Vitamin B12 and vitamin D are also particularly important since they support the development of the baby's nervous system (B12) and skeleton (D).
- Adequate vitamin C intake also helps improve the adsorption of iron from the diet.
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