Joybynature.com Team

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As a mother to be, begin researching about how you can overcome all the issues that might crop up anytime and about the new life that you are about to enter. Do not let any kind of wrong conception jade your thoughts. This gift of motherhood is probably the best gift that you can gift yourself. Therefore, here are a few tips on how a mom to be can take care of herself.

  • Follow a healthy diet. This is the time when you are eating for two so keep in mind that your body needs 70 grams of protein as compared to 45 grams in a normal day. So by the addition of 300 additional calories in your daily diet, you can keep up with your and the baby’s dietary needs. Ensure that the diet is rich with nutrients, proteins, and calcium. Eat in small portions to boost your energy throughout the day. It also helps to control morning sickness.

  • Steer clear from unhappy thoughts. One of the vital things during pregnancy is that, you notice how your body changes at a drastic level. In addition, you may experience an emotional roller coaster ride most of the time. Mood swings, jittery behavior, over annoyed at everything- these are common symptoms. However, if these reach extreme levels, then you may be suffering from depression. In that case, take professional help. The key is to maintain a happy environment around you.
  • Relax your body. It is a myth that during pregnancy a woman should be in complete bed rest. Experts say that a pregnant woman can undergo a good exercise program, which will strengthen her and will increase the endurance power that will be required in the following months. Exercise also help in preventing joint pains and aches, sluggishness and to endure the physical stress related to labor. Exercise is also a great way to reduce stress and mood swings that are common during pregnancy.

  • Do not overwork your nerves. During pregnancy, you might feel that your body is slowing down while you want to be more active. This probably because your baby is telling you to slow down and take things easy. Do not take up work that your body does not permit. Take a nap, read a book or two, watch a movie to release stress. In addition, relaxation techniques like stretching, yoga meditation and massages using relaxing massage oils help a lot. Relax your nerves by lighting some aromatherapy candles or take a warm bath with few drops of essential oil.

  • Avoid intake of alcohol and caffeine. These are probably the most harmful enemies during pregnancy. All these harmful toxins reach your baby through the blood stream. This is harmful for the baby and can result in deformity or worse, miscarriage. So avoid these evils. Take organic tea like green tea instead which is high in antioxidants.

  • Take care of your oral health. During pregnancy many moms to be suffer from various problems related to gums and teeth. This is due to the hormonal shifts in your body. Brush, floss and get advice from a dentist regularly. The increase in progesterone and estrogen level can affect your gums resulting to swollen and bleeding gums. Do not panic. Visit a dentist for a checkup.
Take good care of yourself. This is vital for both you and your baby. Hydrate yourself, keep yourself happy for a healthy and happy baby, and experience the joys of motherhood. The best time of your life is slowly approaching. Embrace it.


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