Keeping Fit and Healthy During Pregnancy
Pregnancy can be a trialling time for some women as their body under goes so many dramatic changes .Things like morning sickness,unexplained mood swings, feeling bloated and tired are just some of the things they experience during this time. It is often hard for them to concentrate on looking after them selves properly.
Just the thought of doing exercise during pregnancy, especially in those last few months and weeks leading up to the big day is often the last thing that most women would be thinking about. But pregnant women really need to take some time off from preparing the nursery and other daily chores. Keeping your body fit and healthy will not only prepare you for childbirth, it will make it much easier for you to get back into shape after your child is born.
Having a healthy exercise routine and eating well during this time is very important for both mum and the baby developing inside her. There can be many different challenges for a woman to get or stay fit during her pregnancy, not only is she exercising for her self she is now working out for her baby as well. A lot more women are now making fitness and eating healthy a part of their daily routine .Keeping fit and healthy can also help you as a woman during pregnancy to alleviate some of the symptoms of morning sickness and tiredness.
As you build up your bodies reserves with good nutrients and keep your muscles toned and fit it will also help you in preparing you for childbirth and can also help to keep your hormone levels more balanced which can also help you to control those mood swings that often make you feel depressed or angry for no real reason.
Eating for two people.
Eating healthy foods is very important for a woman during pregnancy. Her developing body needs more protein, calcium iron, and folic acid than she did before pregnancy. Women also need more calories. But eating for two doesn't necessary mean eating twice as much. Rather, it means that the foods you eat will be the main source of nutrients for your baby. Sensible,well balanced meals combined with regular exercise is still the best recipe for a woman to retain good health during her pregnancy.
Make sure that talk to you doctor or health professional or clinic nurse before you start any fitness and healthy eating program to make sure that it is safe and that you have no medical issues that may make it dangerous for you or your baby. Most doctors and health care workers will be happy to help you discuss this with you and will most likely also offer you advice in these areas.
If you are told you might need to take supplements by your medical advisors to help bring up any vitamin or nutrient deficiencies after having routine blood tests then it would also be a good idea to try and find natural supplements that are based on whole foods rather than just using chemical based vitamins and supplements which don't always get properly absorbed by you body and may also cause other problems if you are allergic to things such gluten, yeast and lactose.