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PostHeaderIcon Healthy Diet During Pregnancy

Diet During PregnancyIt is the most amazing feeling in the world when you are about to become a mom. The happiness that you feel is indescribable and out of the world. But during pregnancy you have to be aware of the fact that you are eating not only to satisfy your needs but also to satisfy your baby’s needs. The baby gets nourishment from the food that is consumed by the mother. Thus you must eat nutritious and healthy food to keep your baby and yourself safe from any danger.

Nutrients should be consumed in the right amounts. During the nine months of pregnancy stay away from oily and fatty foods because these will just increase your weight and provide no health benefit as such. In order to avoid weight gain during the pregnancy period you should not start dieting as that will be harmful for your fetus and you. If empty calories are consumed then your baby will have a birth weight that is low and therefore it will be susceptible to a number of health problems.

Make use of the food pyramid to understand which food should be included in your healthy pregnancy diet. Cereals and breads can be consumed since these provide fibers, minerals and vitamins. Vegetables and fruits must be eaten by you when you are pregnant because these provide essential vitamins such as vitamin C, vitamin A, folic acid etc to the baby and you. Proteins are also important since these help in cell development in the fetus. Sugars and fats must be consumed in moderation or avoided all together.

The number of times you eat during the day must be increased so that the whole day your baby receives sufficient amount of nutrients. But though the frequency of eating will increase the quantity must be more or less moderate each time you eat.

PostHeaderIcon Exercises are good for the Soon-to-be-moms

The usual notion of no-exercise during pregnancy is not applicable always. In fact, as per the eminent gynecologists, the would-be moms must take up a light exercise routine to maintain a healthy pregnancy and smooth delivery. However, this doesn’t refer to heavy and prolonged workout regimes.

A light exercise routine (for say 30 minutes daily) is good to keep the body muscles strong. Besides, it would boost up your stamina & would promote great circulation throughout the body. Then, it’s good to inform that exercises during pregnancy would assist in easing the hormonal issues faced by pregnant women this time. Research reveals that exercising while pregnant releases serotonin that is known as happy hormone & would make you feel easy & fit when you are carrying. Moreover, if you exercise in your pregnant state, you can be relived from the usual pains and aches of pregnancy.
However, make sure to consult your gynecologist before taking up an exercise routine while pregnant.

PostHeaderIcon Exercises to avoid during pregnancy

It’s not an easy task to carry a baby around for an about to be mom for 9 odd months. There are certain exercises that women in labor are required to do as prescribed by doctors; at the same time there are a lot of regular exercises that women should avoid during the time period of pregnancy.  Exercises like rides at the amusement park may have adverse effect on both the child and mother. Also, Cycling is not a good idea for new moms carrying babies. Exercises like basketball, soccer, volleyball, hockey etc. invites a lot of risk for women and her yet to be born baby during the time of pregnancy.

Also, gymnastics should strictly be avoided as well.  Even if you’re one of the most passionate and better riders around, you should keep away from horse riding during the pregnancy period. Other exercises to be avoided include scuba diving, snowboarding, surfing etc.

PostHeaderIcon Top Signs of Pregnancy Nausea

nullNausea and vomiting are ailments had by many individuals. Nausea is the unpleasant, painless sensation that one may potentially vomit.

Nausea in pregnant women is a common thing. The significant causes of nausea include iatrogenic causes, toxicity, infectious causes, gastrointestinal disorders, and central nervous system or psychiatric conditions.

Pregnancy is the most common endocrinologic cause of nausea and vomiting and must be considered in any woman of childbearing age. The correct and recognizable symptoms are mainly dehydration or electrolyte abnormalities. Nausea can be psychological or physical in origin. It can originate from the problems in the brain or organs of the upper gastrointestinal tract. This makes the diagnosis of the cause of prolonged nausea a hard task.

All stimuli that cause nausea work via the vomiting center in the brain which gives rise to the sensation of nausea and coordinates the physical act of vomiting.