21 Dec 2017

Health Tips for First Time Mums

What's up there, mama to be? Butterflies in a stomach, eh?

I understand you are jam-packedwith a sense of excitement, fear, happiness, and anxiety because of the first time pregnancy.You, your life partner, your family, friends all are eager to witness that moment of merriment.You are all new parents are waiting to hear the first cry of the expected sweet little guest.Assuming it's your first baby, a bit of tension must be surrounding you though you're tickledpink while dreaming about your baby. Well, that is obvious! You don't need to worry, becausewith few simple steps to be followed; everything's going to be fine. Let's chat about some of thehealth tips for first-time mums:

Stay peaceful

The first and the most significant advice for mommy to be is to focus onmental health. Though you must be conscious of your food habits and physical development;your peace of mind is even more critical. Though sometimes you are going to face stress, somesimple steps would help you beat the negativity. Keep your mind busy with beautiful things asmuch as you can. Listen to a delightful music, read some good books, indulge in an indooractivity that you are fond of (apparently the one that doesn't invite physical strain) and so on.To be more precise, do what you like. You can also try meditation for a change. Share yourfeelings, thoughts with the one you love the most, yes your hubby! Even, with other familymembers with whom you are comfortable; express yourself and be more social.

Exercise is a must

Daily exercise for a pregnant woman is hugely crucial that she can't affordto overlook. You must be active enough to feel revitalized. You will experience several benefitsif you follow your exercise schedule. It'll improve your blood circulation, regulate your weight,enhance your mood and what not. Let me explain you scientifically. Your body releases ahormone named endorphins when you become physically functional. It is a hormone thatbrings 'feel good' factor within you. It helps you beat the stress and stay energetic. You canpractice various exercises such as yoga, swimming, morning walk, etc. However, consult yourgynaecologist before you start anything. Take his advice before you warm up. Ideally, 30minutes of daily exercise is fair enough for a would-be mom. It will inculcate a good habit inyour routine even after your delivery.

Practice Kegels

To strengthen your pelvic floor muscles, Kegels is the best way. It supportsyour uterus, bladder, and bowels. This simple exercise if done properly will bestow you severalmerits. It'll ease your delivery and also prevent the issues later with incontinence. This exerciseis so useful yet so simple that no one even can recognize that you are practicing it. Hence, be iton a bus or while standing in a queue at a supermarket; you can do it anywhere. Take a help ofyour gynaecologist at the initial stage. You can repeat this kegels process ten times during onesitting.

Focus on your food

Remember all moms to be! Your sweetheart inside your belly isnourishing depending on what you eat every day. Your health has to be fit during pregnancyand also post-delivery to live a healthy, cheerful life. Consult a nutritionist if you are confusedwith dos and don'ts about eating habits. Eat home-made, pure and fresh food. You shouldconsume dairy products such as Greek yogurt, milk, cheese in appropriate quantity. During thepregnancy, your body demands extra calcium and proteins. Dairy products provide you highqualityproteins like whey and casein. Legumes like soybeans, lentils, peas, and beans are anexcellent source of fiber, folate, protein, and calcium. Cuisines made of sweet potatoes tooshould be consumed by pregnant women as they are rich in beta-carotene. Eggs in limitedquantity would give pregnant woman adequate calories and proteins. Green leafy vegetableslike spinach or broccoli are superior sources of nutrients including iron, vitamin C, K and A. Theyhelp you boost your immunity and improves digestion. If you are non-vegetarian, go for fish.Cod liver oil and other fishes are rich in omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA which are vital for thedevelopment of a brain and eyes of a baby.

Check your fruit basket

Dear mama to be, you must have fruits at least twice in a day.Natural sugar is present in the bananas, apples, mangoes, etc. that helps you to increase andmaintain energy level. Oranges, lemons, and avocados too can help a pregnant woman withnutrients like vitamin C to stay hydrated. Vitamin C acts as an anti-oxidant and also protect thebody cells from getting damaged. Apricots, guava, cherries, berries, kiwi, grapes are someawesome fruits that also relish the taste buds when you don't feel hungry sometimes. Fruitintake lowers down a cholesterol level in the blood and regulates your total calorie intake. Theyalso protect a pregnant woman from heart diseases and cancer. So, pick the fruits you like andeat fresh-cut fruits in the most natural way. You can also follow this diet after delivery.I think above first-time pregnancy advice can be easily implemented by all charming first-timemums. Also, stay connected with your loved ones who will always pamper you with infiniteaffection, blessings, and care to maintain your overall health. Every little step followed towardsa healthy pregnancy is going to gift you a cute little smiling baby to adore your parenthood. Sobuckle up and be ready to have the best advice for new parents to make this journey beautiful.

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