After the initial exhilaration and excitement of seeing the stick change color, some of the very first questions expectant mothers have is, “How can I take care of myself and make sure that this little treasure is healthy?” Of course, the first thing that you must do is look for a great doctor who can guide you through the dos and don’ts of your pregnancy. Some of the typical recommendations involve your diet and the medication you need to take. You’ll also receive advice on the kind of physical activity you can indulge in and how to prepare your body for the big day.
Food and Medication
The most important rule is often the simplest to follow. When choosing a healthy diet, go with organic and unprocessed as far as possible. As against eating precooked, processed food, try to opt for food that you can cook yourself. By doing so, you’ll be exposing your baby to the minimum of chemicals and preservatives. Balance out your meals carefully and remember, you only need to add a little extra to the portion sizes for the nutrients your baby needs. Even if you’re overweight, right now is not a good time to go on a diet. Though, you can work with your doctor to try to gain less weight during the pregnancy.
If you’ve been taking any kind of medications before you heard the big news, it’s advisable to stop them right away. Check with your doctor for the drugs you can safely take and ask for supplements that can help your baby grow. For instance, you’ll need folic acid and iron in optimum dosages.
You can continue with your normal day-to-day home and work routines all through your pregnancy. If you like exercising to keep fit, that’s good too. However, you might want to refrain from moderate or high-intensity routines. Go for brisk walking and swimming, but make sure you avoid contact sports and any others that can cause injury to your belly.
If you’re concerned about good blood circulation, try getting massages from an expert therapist who is especially trained to help expectant mothers. When given in the right way, the gentle stimulation helps ease sore muscles and relax your body. Pregnancy brings about a lot of changes in your body and massages can help you adapt to them. You can also expect the the massages will help reduce the possibility of complications during delivery and a low-birth weight of the baby.
To find out more about how massages can help you, call us or contact us at Opulence Spa in Henderson. Try our Mother-to-be massages and enjoy the gentle pampering our therapists can give you.