There are a lot of things to learn and experience when you are pregnant; so much so that it can leave you in a daze. This information can help you become more informed about pregnancy so that you can be a bit more in charge.
Being relaxed and stress free should be a goal in pregnancy because stress can cause complications. Not only will stress cause a lot of different problems for the woman, but it could also cause stress to the baby. In some instances, stress at high levels may lead to the baby being born too early.
Eat small meals to help with the nausea that can happen in the first trimester. When your stomach has something inside it, it often feels a bit better. Eat light, fresh foods, too. Vegetables and fresh fruits along with lean meats will do you right.
Women who are constipated when pregnant should eat high fiber foods, fresh produce and whole grain items. Constipation stems from hormones produced during pregnancy. Aside from it being extremely uncomfortable, you could end up with very bad gastrointestinal issues.
If your baby is overdue, walk around as much as possible. Walking helps baby to move into the correct position, putting pressure on the cervix and sometimes starting labor. Make sure a partner joins you for the walk. Avoid dangerous techniques, such as contact exercising.
It is a good idea to receive a flu shot while pregnant. Your immune system weakens during pregnancy, which makes it easier for you to contract the flu. This is dangerous for you and the baby.
Get your bags for the hospital ready as you are getting into the 3rd trimester or earlier. If you leave it to the last minute, you may find yourself in hospital with no personal belongings on hand. Keep all of your important documentation handy at all times.
Talk to friends with newborns to learn more. You need to find out knowledge from those who have already been there.
Say no to exorbitant amounts of food! Pregnancy is not a good excuse to overindulge. You can always say no to excessive eating.
Don’t sit for any length of time. Like many expectant moms, your feet and ankles may swell in the evenings. Your lower body has difficulty circulating your blood which leads to a build-up of fluids in your feet. Swelling may worsen after sitting in a car or at a desk for an extended period of time. There are many ways to decrease the amount of swelling in your extremities. One option is to wear socks that do not have tight bands, another is to allow your feet to soak in cold water.
As previously noted, you need to know a million and one things about your pregnancy and have just as many questions answered. If you keep the tips above in mind, you can reduce your stress and enjoy your pregnancy.