Whether you are pregnant or are planning to get pregnant, you will want to give your baby a healthy start.Before taking responsibility for another life, you must take care of yourself. That means having the ability to support yourself, and living a healthy lifestyle with good nutrition and good prenatal care.
Ideally, prenatal care should start before you get pregnant. If you're planning a pregnancy, see your health care provider for a complete checkup. Routine testing can make sure you're in good health and that you don't have any illnesses or other conditions that could affect your pregnancy. If you've been experiencing any unusual symptoms, this is a good time to report them.
If you're already being treated for a chronic condition, such as diabetes, asthma, hypertension (high blood pressure), a heart problem, allergies, lupus (an inflammatory disorder that can affect several body systems), depression, or some other condition, you should talk to your doctor about how it could affect your pregnancy.
In my practice, the first visit is spent discussing things like: the patient's symptoms, nutrition in pregnancy, common do'/don'ts of pregnancy, exercise, assessing need for nausea treatments, explaining routine prenatal care and expectations, doing the pelvic exam, screening for high risk conditions.
Being a vegetarian is perfectly okay while being pregnant. One of the best things you can do, vegetarian or otherwise, is to start taking a prenatal vitamin daily. Additionally, as long you as eat a well-balanced diet, with adequate protein intake from legumes, grains and vegetables, you'll be just fine! Be sure to chat with your GYN or doctor too, as prenatal medical care is important!
Most women are nauseated in the first period. If you have lost more than 10% of your pre-pregnancy weight or are severely dehydrated you may need to be hospitalized for nausea medications.So,Take care.
The tonal qualities of a kids skin tone will be determined by the genes passed by the parents at conception. You cannot change that quality by specific diets.If the kid is destied to be fair skinned it will happen, if not, it won't. Be sure to eat a well balanced, nutritious diet containing lean protein, fruits, and vegetables. Avoid raw or undercooked food, as well as soft cheeses as they could contain bacteria that might harm the fetus.
You should definitely continue to take iron supplements while breastfeeding. Breast milk has tremendous nutritional and immunologic value for infants, but the iron content may be insufficient as the infant grows. To make sure that both your baby and you have adequate iron for health blood production, you should typically continue your prenatal vitamins while lactating.
It was said,falsely,that pregnancy protects mood. In fact,stress between pending parents,psychological tensions of moving from adult child to parent,fear of the unknown,&possibly hormonal changes all can feed depression in pregnancy. The depression can hurt prenatal care,it can offer physiological harm to mother and fetus,&it's the number1risk for post-partum depression (a true emergency).
Blood pressure can be a silent & deadly problem & you can have it & never know. Some pregnant ladies have an unexplained increase in blood pressure that reaks havoc on their body and can cause the placenta to begin to age too rapidly & provide less nutrition to baby. A babies growth may slow down & mom's kidneys can start to fail, with seizures & coma a possibility. U want this picked up early.
Take care of your unborn baby
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Dr Unnati Chavda
(Promoting pregnancy wellness)