Taking Care Of Your Body During Pregnancy: 4 Things You Need To Do.

Welcome to another JeaKen Video. Today we will be talking about 4 ways to care
for your body during pregnancy. Now before we get started make sure you subscribe
to our channel, click the bell icon to be notified whenever we publish a new video. How To Care For Your Body During Pregnancy. How To Care For Your Body During Pregnancy. Being pregnant means following a healthy lifestyle
is more important than ever. It’s crucial to understand what steps you
can take to keep you and your baby in good health. Prenatal care is one of the vital factors
that ensure a smooth pregnancy. The first checkup should occur during the
first 6 to 8 weeks of your pregnancy, when your menstrual period is approximately 2 to
4 weeks late. For women who are relatively healthy and have
no complicating risk factors, you will probably see your health care provider every 4 weeks
until the 28th week of pregnancy, and then every 2 weeks until 36 weeks of pregnancy. After that you will have an appointment every
week until you give birth through inducing labor or otherwise. 1. Nutrition. Proper nutrition is one of the best ways to
enjoy a happy pregnancy. Because you’re eating for two, it’s doubly
important to consume healthy foods and stay away from things that may harm your baby as
it develops. When you’re pregnant, dieting and cutting
calories is not a good thing. you will need to take in about 300 more calories
a day to ensure you and your baby are properly nourished, especially as your pregnancy progresses. Caloric intake, however, can vary from woman
to woman. For thin women, and women carrying twins,
you may be required to consume more than 300 extra calories. Or, if you are currently overweight you might
need less. No matter what, you’ll need to contact your
healthcare provider to determine what’s best for you. Of course, pure calorie consumption is not
the only goal – you need to make sure that what you eat is nutritionally sound. Nutritious foods contain the essential vitamins
and minerals that contribute to a baby’s growth and development. Although a healthy diet is fundamental to
caring for your body during pregnancy, it’s actually quite simple to integrate healthy
living into your daily life. Maintain a well balanced diet by following
basic dietary guidelines. Lean meats, fruit, vegetables, whole grain
breads and low-fat dairy products are all essential to maintaining good health. Real, healthy food will provide your body
with much-needed nutrients. At the same time, during pregnancy certain
essential nutrients are required in higher than normal amounts. For example, calcium, iron, and folic acid
are especially essential in the diet of a pregnant woman. Although your doctor may prescribe vitamin
supplements, your diet still needs to contain nutritious food to provide your body with
most of its nourishment. On a normal basis, women need 1,000 mg of
calcium per day, but during pregnancy, calcium consumption should rise in order to keep up
with calcium loss in your bones. You can get calcium from a wide range of food
products, including low-fat dairy products such as milk, cheese, and yogurt; orange juice,
soy milk, and cereals that are fortified with calcium; dark green veggies such as spinach,
kale, and broccoli; as well as tofu, dried beans, and almonds. A pregnant woman requires 27 to 30 mg of iron
per day because iron is used by the body to make hemoglobin, which is what helps red blood
cells carry oxygen throughout the body. A lack of iron leads to a dearth of red blood
cells, meaning the body’s tissues and organs don’t receive enough oxygen. With a baby on board, women need to pay extra
attention to their iron intake. Iron is found in both plant and animal matter,
but the body absorbs it more easily from meat sources. The following are some foods that contain
a good amount of iron. red meat, dark poultry, salmon, eggs, tofu,
enriched grains, dried beans and peas, dried fruit, leafy green vegetables, blackstrap
molasses, and iron-fortified breakfast cereals. Many people have already heard about how important
folic acid is for a pregnant woman. For pregnant woman, or those planning on becoming
pregnant, it is recommended that you take 0.4 milligrams of folic acid every day. Many women choose to supplement their diet
with vitamins in addition to any folic acid intake they receive from food. It has been found that consuming folic acid
1 month before and during the first 3 months of pregnancy reduces the risk of neural tube
defects by 70%, which is why it’s considered so critical. The neural tube is formed during the first
28 days of pregnancy, which is usually before a woman even realizes she’s pregnant, and
it eventually develops into the baby’s brain and spinal cord. Lack of sufficient nutrition, particularly
a lack of folic acid, may result in a neural tube defect such as spina bifida. 2. Water. To remain healthy while pregnant, it’s also
key to drink plenty of fluids. During pregnancy your blood volume increases,
so drinking plenty of water is the best way to avoid dehydration and constipation. 3. Exercise. Exercise is a great way to feel great throughout
an entire pregnancy. There’s no reason to stop physical activity
once you become pregnant; in fact, dietary guidelines suggest that you take 30 minutes
or more each day to work out at a moderate pace. During pregnancy, regular exercise prevents
excessive weight gain, reduces problems such as back pain, swelling, and constipation,
improves sleep, increases energy, promotes a positive attitude, prepares your body for
labor and lessens recovery time after labor. 4. Sleep. Proper sleep is another factor in maintaining
health and comfort during pregnancy. Pregnancy can take its toll, and after a long
day you will feel more tired than usual. As the baby grows bigger, it will be more
difficult to sleep, but try to sleep as best you can it will do wonders for how you feel! Once you are ready to give birth and are considering
inducing labor it is wise to consider all the advantages and disadvantages. Indeed, several authorities recommend you
give informed consent before labor is induced. Of course, the baby is an important concern
when considering induction of labor, especially the baby’s ability to breathe once delivered. Following a healthy diet, getting enough sleep,
exercising, and drinking plenty of fluids are all important to your overall well-being
during pregnancy. If you strive to eat nutritious food and maintain
a positive attitude during the course of your pregnancy, the good moments will definitely
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