CONGRATULATIONS!! You are pregnant. An expecting mother needs utmost, gentle and continuous care through all stages of her pregnancy .At VAATSALYA CLINIC; We provide comprehensive ante/pre natal care and a healthy delivery for your baby. Pregnancy is a time of anticipation, excitement, preparation, and even uncertainty among new parents-to –be.
Every woman wants to have a happy, healthy pregnancy. We help you to ensure that yours will be the best it can be!
TIPS FOR A HAPPY AND HEALTHY PREGNANCY
PRIORITIZE DURING PREGNANCY
Examine what you need to do to help yourself and your growing baby. Do what you need to do, decide what else you can do and let the rest go.
Involve others in your pregnancy
When you include your partner, other family members and friends in your pregnancy, it helps them understand what you are going through so they can be more understanding and supportive.
TREAT OTHERS WITH RESPECT AND LOVE
You may be having a hard time, especially at the beginning of your pregnancy. You may have morning sickness. You may find adjusting to the rile of mum-to-be difficult. People will understand if you take the time to let them know how you feel. Show respect and love for their concern. Treat them with kindness and love, and they will respond in kind.
It takes some planning, but it is definitely worth it. When you’re pregnant, it seems like it will go on forever. However, speaking from experience, we can tell you it passes very quickly and is soon a memory. Take steps to document the many changes that are occurring in your life right now. Include your partner in all this. Have him or her jot down his or her feelings. Take his or her picture, too! You’ll be able to look back and share the highs and lows together, and, in the years ahead, you and your kids will be glad you did.
RELAX WHEN YOU CAN
Easing the stress in your life is very important now. Do things that help you relax and focus on what is important in your lives right now.
ENJOY THIS TIME OF PREPARATION
All too soon your pregnancy will be over and you’ll be a new mother, with all the responsibilities of being a mum and a partner! You may have other responsibilities, too, in your professional or personal life. This is a time to concentrate on your couple relationship and the many changes you will be experiencing in the near future.
FOCUS ON THE POSITIVE
You may hear negative things from friends or family members, such as scary birth stories or sad tales. Ignore them. Most pregnancies work out great.
Don’t be afraid to ask for help
Your pregnancy is important to others, too. Friends and family will be pleased if you ask them to be involved.
You’re a part of a very special miracle that is happening to you and your partner so try to stay relaxed and enjoy the ride!
Read up on what constitutes a good diet or speak with a nutritionist. Your doctor may tell you to avoid eating outside, and stay away from uncooked foods, salads, and avoid eating at places where the food is suspect. Don’t eat outdoors in the summer when food gets spoiled easily. Be particular about eating a well-balanced meal and don’t fill yourself up with empty calories.
How should you sleep at night? Sleeping on your back when pregnant may harm your back, as the added weight sits straight on your spinal cord. It’s best if you sleep on your side, preferably on your left side. This position also ensures optimal oxygen flow to your baby.
Avoid smoking and drinking alcohol at this time. You may have heard or read at various places that wine is fairly safe during pregnancy. However, while the safety of downing a drink may be questionable, refusing it is unquestionably a safe bet. The choice is up to you. If you are craving for a drink, you may consider giving in and going for a small glass of red wine. But if the craving is not so strong and you can overcome it, consider opting for a juice! A cup of mild coffee a day is fine, but needless to say, a cup of juice is even better. The choice is yours.
A short walk everyday will suffice. You don’t need to gear up for the marathon, but keeping your leg muscles strong will help in the delivery process. Always check with your doctor before beginning any exercise programme.
Spend some time reading every day. This will not guarantee that your baby will grow up with a love of literature, but reading is definitely a relaxing activity. In fact, it is a good idea for you to stay away from depressing books, and read something light and interesting. So if you enjoy reading, pick up some light hearted books at this time. If not, surely a joke a day should be achievable! Pregnancy in general can be a very stressful time, and this is a great way to just let loose and laugh. The effects of heartfelt laughter are bound to impact a foetus positively.
Listen to soothing music, and play the same music consistently at the same time. Continue when the baby is born, and watch your baby calm down as soon as you play the music!
FOLLOW THE ADVICE AND GUIDANCE OF YOUR DOCTOR
Be regular with-
Ante natal check up
Medicines and supplements prescribed.
It is very important to make them feel included in the welcoming and taking care of the new-born. You can read more about it HERE.