We put together a few tips to ensure a happy and healthy pregnancy!

 

EDUCATE YOURSELF.

Whether this is your first or fifth child, educating yourself on what’s to come during pregnancy and labor is key. Pregnancy education can come from a book or even a class. There are different classes that will get you prepped on ways to have a successful labor. These classes will sometimes include ways to boost your confidence, relaxation and meditation techniques, breastfeeding and healthy lifestyle. Also, be aware of any past medical history or problems with past pregnancies to make sure that this one can be perfectly smooth.

 

TRACK YOUR WEIGHT.

Most women want to try to maintain their pre pregnancy baby weight, which is why tracking your weight is a crucial step. With that being said, tracking your weight can be very simple, especially if overeating is a common problem you face. Consult with a doctor to get more information on ways that suit your lifestyle when it comes to tracking your weight.

 

EXERCISE.

A simple exercise that can be helpful in making the journey of delivery a tad smoother are kegels. Kegels support your bladder, bowels, and uterus to help strengthen your pelvic muscles. These exercises can be done anywhere while watching television on the couch to working out.  Aside from kegels, exercising will make you feel better while releasing endorphins and relieving any stress or anxiety that you may have. Staying active during your pregnancy, will help you increase the blood flow and give you a natural healthy glow. If you exercise on a daily basis while pregnant, you will be able to achieve your pre-pregnancy body a little bit quicker postpartum.

 

EAT FRUIT.

Fruit helps so much while being pregnant.  There are so many pros to eating fruit on a daily basis (and even while not pregnant).  Now that it is summer time, mangoes aren’t just delicious but healthy too. Check back for more on what types of fruits to eat during pregnancy!

 

PRENATAL VITAMINS.

Taking prenatal vitamins is essential during pregnancy. Prenatal vitamins contain different key nutrients compared to multivitamins. You can find calcium, iron and folic acid in prenatal vitamins.  Some other vitamins and minerals that can be found in prenatal vitamins are vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, omega-3 fatty acids, copper, on zinc. Like anything else, consult with a doctor before taking the plunge with prenatal vitamins. They can be subscribed by a doctor or purchased over the counter. Don’t take prenatal vitamins if you are not pregnant.

 

Some of these tips can be used even before pregnancy. Don’t forget to consult with a doctor before using any of these tips. KCC wishes all of our expecting mothers a happy and healthy pregnancy!