How to Keep Mother and Child Healthy and Happy During Pregnancy

How to Keep Mother and Child Healthy and Happy During Pregnancy

Posted by COVINGTON DENTISTRY on Dec 3 2020, 04:26 AM

For a mom, the most happiest and exciting period is her pregnancy. If this is your first pregnancy, then you have questions about pregnancy and are anxious about what will happen during these days. To find the answers to your queries, you can go through trusted blogs, books, posts, etc. Prepare yourself to ensure a healthy and happy pregnancy period.

Tips for a Healthy and Happy Pregnancy

Everyone dreams of a healthy pregnancy. So, we need to take care of both mom and child. Here are five tips to help healthy pregnancy for you and your child:

Healthy Fuel for Your Body 

Baby and mom need healthy food. Having a healthy diet would give you the needed vitamins and nutrients. Eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, grains, and calcium-rich foods. It will provide vitamins and nutrients for you and your baby. If you are unsure of what to take, consult with your doctor for advice. 

Try to maintain a well-balanced diet that will help you and your baby have a safe and healthy pregnancy. It includes

  • Lean meats
  • Fruits 
  • Vegetables
  • Whole-grain bread
  • Low-fat dairy products

Stay Hydrated

Drinking water lowers your core body temperature and also reduces nausea. A pregnant woman needs eight or more cups each day. It must be more as you near the delivery.

Get Moving

Daily exercise will assist you in a healthy and safe pregnancy. Staying active is important and can help you to reduce stress and boost your mood. Regular exercise will increase your chance of having a vaginal delivery.

Rest and Relax

Sleep is important for you and your baby. Sleeping on the left side will improve the blood flow to the baby. Meditation and relaxation play a vital role in a healthy pregnancy. 

Take Prenatal Care Checkups

Prenatal care can help us to prevent low birth weight or other complications and protect both the mom and baby. Take regular prenatal care from your gynecologist.

Food Habits That Should Be Avoided

There are some food items that women should avoid while pregnant. Eating good foods and avoiding bad foods are both equally important. Here are some foods to avoid:

  • Raw or rare meats
  • Liver 
  • raw eggs
  • Soft cheeses
  • Unpasteurized milk
  • Alcohol

For dental care during your pregnancy, feel free to visit Covington Signature Dentistry at 27121 174th Place SE, Suite 202, Covington, WA 98042. Call us at (253) 638-9955 and schedule an appointment with us to discuss your dental queries. 

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