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5 healthy lifestyle tips for expecting mothers

Published on Aug 27, 2023 01:42 PM IST

Want a healthy and comfortable pregnancy? Here are 5 tips for expecting mothers

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Becoming a mother is a remarkable journey that comes with its own set of joys and challenges but taking care of your health during pregnancy is crucial for your well-being and the well-being of your growing baby. In an interview with HT Lifestyle, Vijayashree, Cheif Dietician at MGM Healthcare, shared with Zarafshan Shiraz 5 essential tips to help expecting mothers maintain a healthy and comfortable pregnancy: (Photo by Antoni Shkraba on Pexels) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Aug 27, 2023 01:42 PM IST

Becoming a mother is a remarkable journey that comes with its own set of joys and challenges but taking care of your health during pregnancy is crucial for your well-being and the well-being of your growing baby. In an interview with HT Lifestyle, Vijayashree, Cheif Dietician at MGM Healthcare, shared with Zarafshan Shiraz 5 essential tips to help expecting mothers maintain a healthy and comfortable pregnancy: (Photo by Antoni Shkraba on Pexels)

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1. Balanced Nutrition: Eating a well-rounded diet is paramount during pregnancy. Focus on consuming a variety of nutrient-rich foods such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and dairy products. Make sure to include sources of essential nutrients like folic acid, iron, calcium, and omega-3 fatty acids. Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water throughout the day. Consulting a healthcare provider or a registered dietitian can help you create a personalized meal plan that meets your specific nutritional needs. (SHVETS production) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Aug 27, 2023 01:42 PM IST

1. Balanced Nutrition: Eating a well-rounded diet is paramount during pregnancy. Focus on consuming a variety of nutrient-rich foods such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and dairy products. Make sure to include sources of essential nutrients like folic acid, iron, calcium, and omega-3 fatty acids. Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water throughout the day. Consulting a healthcare provider or a registered dietitian can help you create a personalized meal plan that meets your specific nutritional needs. (SHVETS production)

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2. Regular Exercise: Engaging in regular, moderate exercise can have numerous benefits during pregnancy. It can help alleviate discomfort, improve circulation, boost your mood, and promote healthy weight management. Opt for activities like prenatal yoga, swimming, brisk walking, or low-impact aerobics. Always consult your healthcare provider before starting any exercise regimen and follow their recommendations to ensure your safety and the safety of your baby. (Yan Krukau) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Aug 27, 2023 01:42 PM IST

2. Regular Exercise: Engaging in regular, moderate exercise can have numerous benefits during pregnancy. It can help alleviate discomfort, improve circulation, boost your mood, and promote healthy weight management. Opt for activities like prenatal yoga, swimming, brisk walking, or low-impact aerobics. Always consult your healthcare provider before starting any exercise regimen and follow their recommendations to ensure your safety and the safety of your baby. (Yan Krukau)

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3. Adequate Rest: Your body undergoes significant changes during pregnancy, which can lead to fatigue. Getting enough sleep and rest is essential for your physical and emotional well-being. Aim for 7-9 hours of sleep per night, and consider taking short naps during the day if needed. Finding a comfortable sleeping position, such as using pillows for support, can also contribute to better sleep quality. (File Photo) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Aug 27, 2023 01:42 PM IST

3. Adequate Rest: Your body undergoes significant changes during pregnancy, which can lead to fatigue. Getting enough sleep and rest is essential for your physical and emotional well-being. Aim for 7-9 hours of sleep per night, and consider taking short naps during the day if needed. Finding a comfortable sleeping position, such as using pillows for support, can also contribute to better sleep quality. (File Photo)

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4. Prenatal Care and Regular Check-ups: Regular prenatal check-ups are crucial for monitoring the health of both you and your baby. Attend all scheduled appointments with your healthcare provider to track your baby's growth, check for any potential complications, and receive necessary vaccinations. Openly discuss any concerns or discomforts you may be experiencing to ensure proper guidance and care. (Shutterstock) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Aug 27, 2023 01:42 PM IST

4. Prenatal Care and Regular Check-ups: Regular prenatal check-ups are crucial for monitoring the health of both you and your baby. Attend all scheduled appointments with your healthcare provider to track your baby's growth, check for any potential complications, and receive necessary vaccinations. Openly discuss any concerns or discomforts you may be experiencing to ensure proper guidance and care. (Shutterstock)

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5. Stress Management: Pregnancy can be accompanied by heightened stress and anxiety. Practicing relaxation techniques, such as deep breathing, meditation, and mindfulness, can help you manage stress levels. Engaging in activities you enjoy, connecting with loved ones, and seeking professional support if needed can also contribute to a positive and calm mindset. (Photo by John Looy on Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Aug 27, 2023 01:42 PM IST

5. Stress Management: Pregnancy can be accompanied by heightened stress and anxiety. Practicing relaxation techniques, such as deep breathing, meditation, and mindfulness, can help you manage stress levels. Engaging in activities you enjoy, connecting with loved ones, and seeking professional support if needed can also contribute to a positive and calm mindset. (Photo by John Looy on Unsplash)

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Vijayashree advised, “Remember, every pregnancy is unique and what works best for one woman might differ for another. It's crucial to listen to your body and communicate openly with your healthcare provider about any changes, concerns, or questions you have. By prioritising your health through balanced nutrition, exercise, rest, regular check-ups and stress management, you can pave the way for a healthier and more enjoyable pregnancy journey.” (Photo by Mauricio Gutiérrez on Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Aug 27, 2023 01:42 PM IST

Vijayashree advised, “Remember, every pregnancy is unique and what works best for one woman might differ for another. It's crucial to listen to your body and communicate openly with your healthcare provider about any changes, concerns, or questions you have. By prioritising your health through balanced nutrition, exercise, rest, regular check-ups and stress management, you can pave the way for a healthier and more enjoyable pregnancy journey.” (Photo by Mauricio Gutiérrez on Unsplash)

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