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Do and Don't in Pregnancy

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One of the most amazing yet nervous times of a woman's life is pregnancy. Many pregnancy-related changes completely transform the life of a woman into a mother. While pregnancy is quite challenging, people's unsolicited suggestions make it more difficult to trust how you handle the period. It often confuses the expecting women and leaves them in a dilemma. Ultimately, all you want is to ensure that your baby is in the pink of its health. If you are unsure of the things to do during pregnancy and the ones not, here is a detailed guide for you.

What to Do during Pregnancy?

This list might be helpful if you are an expecting mother wondering what to do in pregnancy.

1. Consume Multivitamins

A common myth most women hear during pregnancy is not to consume medicines that can impact their baby's health. However, this is only true till a certain point. Undoubtedly, drugs such as paracetamol may negatively impact the baby's development. However, multivitamins help provide nourishment, vitamins, and minerals for the organ formation of the baby.

However, an important factor to remember here is to consult your gynecologists before consuming or discontinuing any medicines. Moreover, if you notice any side effects of any multivitamins, you must visit your doctor soon.

2. Take Adequate Rest

During pregnancy, significant changes occur both physically and hormonal. The body works harder to provide the growing fetes with oxygen, nutrients, and blood. Thus, getting enough rest and sleep for at least 8 hours each night is crucial. As your pregnancy progresses, take breaks to ensure your well-being.

Read also: What Are the Common Risks During Pregnancy?

You may also indulge in fun activities and catch up with long-lost hobbies. If it's a journal you want to decorate and record every step of the pregnancy, that's what you must do! 

3. Maintain a Routine for Physical Activity

Taking adequate rest doesn't mean switching to a sedentary lifestyle and not working out. On the contrary, it is equally important to ensure that your body remains active throughout the pregnancy. Depending on the stage of your pregnancy, you must maintain a proper physical routine. You can consider walking, jogging, yoga, or ball exercises to stay active for 30-45 minutes daily. It also plays a major role in strengthening your muscles. Having strong muscles helps you better handle the physical stress of childbirth.

What Not to Do in Pregnancy?

Taking extra care and precaution during pregnancy is the most natural thing for a mother to do. Talking about what not to do in pregnancy, here is a list of things that expecting mothers must avoid at all costs.

1. Avoid Smoking and Consuming Alcohol

The side effects of smoking and alcohol consumption are highly common. This also stands true during pregnancy. Smoking and alcohol consumption reduces the immunity of the body, making the body more susceptible to viruses and bacteria. At the same time, several antibiotic drugs may harm the baby's growth. This makes it difficult for the mother to fight the disease. Moreover, smoking may cause developmental disorders in your baby, causing learning disabilities later in life.

2. Avoid Consuming Raw Meat, Deli Items, and Unpasteurized Milk

Raw meat, such as uncooked seafood and rare meat, can cause serious digestive problems in pregnant women. It is also possible that these food items are infected with salmonella, a bacteria that infects humans. In addition, deli items often have listeria contamination, a bacterial manifestation. This may cross the mother's placenta, infecting the growing baby. This also stands true for unpasteurized milk and dairy products. Therefore, it is always advisable to maintain a proper diet chart and watch what you consume during pregnancy.

3. Avoid Excessive Caffeine Intake

Caffeine, commonly found in coffee and tea, should be limited during pregnancy. Despite its popularity for providing an energy boost, excessive consumption can lead to health risks for both the mother and baby. Caffeine is a potent diuretic, causing frequent bathroom visits for expectant mothers. In addition, it elevates blood pressure and heart rate, posing a threat to the baby's well-being. To ensure a healthy pregnancy, avoiding or limiting caffeine intake is best.

Wrapping Up

In conclusion, pregnancy is a special and exciting time for expectant mothers, but taking care of yourself and the growing baby is also important. You can ensure a safe and healthy pregnancy by following the do's and don'ts outlined in this blog. Remember to eat a balanced diet, stay active, avoid harmful substances, and always consult with a doctor if any concerns arise. Pregnancy is a journey; following helpful pregnancy tips can help make it smooth and enjoyable.

Take this time to plan your baby's future and think ahead with Cryoviva Biotech. It is one of India's best cord blood banks, established in 2006 to preserve your baby's and family's future. They provide safe and affordable collection, processing, and preservation of your baby cord blood rich in stem cells.


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