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Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy

That eating healthy foods during pregnancy is more important than ever. Because the pregnant woman need more protein, iron, calcium, folic acid (vitamin B9), more calories. But eating for two does not necessarily mean eating more. But eating balanced meals and to the physical fitness is the best recipe for good health during pregnancy.

By :Abdulrazaq Al-Jobori

 Eating food by pregnant affects the work and the growth of her body, the health of the fetus, a child’s eating habits during childhood and beyond. For a healthy pregnancy, reflected positively on the health of women and children, we have to follow a healthy diet – balanced., Which is an important part of a healthy pregnancy.

, That eating healthy foods during pregnancy is more important than ever. Because the pregnant woman need more protein, iron, calcium, folic acid (vitamin B9), more calories. But eating for two does not necessarily mean eating more. But eating balanced meals and to the physical fitness is the best recipe for good health during pregnancy. by following the following tips:

Eating breakfast

, The breakfast is essential to the health of any person. But more important for pregnant women. Grains ready-made, cooked cereal with fruit or cereal fortified with nutrients, such as iron or calcium. Every day is essential for better health for pregnant and the fetus Avoids drinking alcohol.

Created a lot of research that there is a relationship among drinking alcohol, premature delivery, mental retardation and birth defects, low birth weight babies, so pregnant women should avoid drinking alcohol.

 Reduction of caffeine

Avoid too much caffeine through drinking decreasing the coffee, tea and soft drinks. Quantitative intake should not exceed 300 mg caffeine per day. eight cups of coffee contains 150 mg of caffeine, one cup of black tea of 80 mg, 12 cups of soda contains 30-60 mg caffeine.

Quit Smoking

, To smoke a lot of damage to the health of the fetus and the pregnant mother, including: less weight of the fetus, organs body of the fetus to be smaller, poor lung function, injury, inflammation of the middle ear and bronchitis, increased risk of miscarriage in pregnant smoked ‘injury risk of placental abruption leading to premature birth, or death of the fetus before birth.

Physical activity

Regular physical activity gives several health benefits for pregnant women, including: help in the management of some symptoms of pregnancy, strengthen the muscles of the back and that can help in the management of back pain, control weight, improve sleep, help to return quickly to the weight of the past, before pregnancy, increase the ability to adopt with the physical demands of motherhood. Physical activity allowed for pregnant women are walking, swimming, yoga, pelvic floor exercises, the first step to the practice of physical activity by the pregnant woman is to ask the doctor, physiotherapist to make sure of physical activity appropriates for a pregnant woman and fetus.

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