Pregnancy is the first step to becoming parents. During pregnancy, you need to be more careful about yourself for the betterment of your upcoming baby. You should avoid some food, some task and more during pregnancy for your upcoming baby. Here some tips for pregnancy care which will help you to give birth to a healthy Baby as well as a healthy mother.
In this article, we tried to describe
- What should I eat?
- Can I take medicine?
- Can I take vitamins?
- Can I take vitamins?
- Can I have sex?
What should I eat?
When you are pregnant, eating a balanced diet is the best things for caring you and your baby. Here some foods and drinks, be careful during pregnancy to eat these foods and drinks
Meat, eggs, and fish: that food which is not fully cooked can put you at risk and make a harmful effect on your baby. Before eating be confirm that the food is fully cooked during pregnancy. Eat 2 or 3 serving of fish per week (including canned fish). Eating more than 2 or 3 servings will be harmful to you and your baby. Some fish like shark, swordfish, king mackerel or tilefish carry mercury, which can harm your baby, so never eat these fish during pregnancy. Light tuna can be eaten if you want to eat tuna fish. But do not eat more than 60 ounces tuna steaks per week. 12 ounces of canned light tuna per week is safe.
Fruit and vegetables: Keep Cutting boards and dishes clean so that germs cannot make any harm to you and your baby. Wash clearly before eating every type of fruits and before cooking vegetables make sure that the vegetables are washed perfectly.
Dairy: It is recommended to eat 4 or more servings in a day for a pregnant woman. To get enough calcium for you and your baby dairy is the must eaten item every day. Never eat unpasteurized milk because you don’t know how much germs carried by unpasteurized milk and unpasteurized milk products. The bacteria of unpasteurized milk can cause a serious infection. Soft cheese like brie, feta, camembert, blue cheese, Mexican-style cheeses are included here.
Sugar Substitutes: Artificial sweeteners like Aspartame (brand names: Equal or NutraSweet) and sucralose (brand name: Splenda) are okay in moderation. But do not use aspartame at all if you have phenylketonuria
Caffeine: When drinking coffee or other caffeine items do not drink more than 1 or 2 cups of them
Can I take medicine?
Before taking any medicine check with your doctor including Any types of pain relievers, prescription or over – the – counter medicines Some medicines can cause birth defects if they are taken in the first 3 months of pregnancy.
Can I take vitamins?
at least 400 micrograms (mcg) of folic acid each day is essential for a pregnant woman to improve the brain and spinal cord of baby and prevent any problems with these organs. If you need more 400 mcg ask your doctor. The best things for you when you are planning for pregnancy to start taking folic acid before you get pregnant. From taking a prenatal you can get folic acid. Take this every day for your baby health. Without your doctor’s approval do not take other vitamins or supplements.
How long can I keep working?
How long you can work in pregnancy may be different from person to person. Job and work environment is considered here. If your job is related to radiation, lead or materials such as copper and mercury you should be more careful because it can be harmful to your baby. A desk job is not harmful to your baby but in an active job, you should not be late. Never put your computer on your stomach and uterus.
If you are at risk of certain issues or preterm labor take the bed rest for the full period of pregnancy. So, your overall health will play a part how long you can work.
Can I have sex?
While you are pregnant having sex is safe. But you can talk to your doctor if you have concerns or are at any risk. In the pregnancy time level of interest of sex can be changed for some women but it is natural. As you grow you can change the positions while sex.
Questions to ask your doctor about pregnancy care
What medicines can I take during pregnancy?
When should I start taking a prenatal vitamin? What kind is best?
How much folic acid do I need to take each day?
How can I prevent or reduce swelling?
How much weight should I gain while pregnant?
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