Being pregnant is not being sick, but it does require special care and in the beginning of pregnancy in particular, care must be even greater, because at this stage that the fetus is in formation. It is during the first trimester that undesirable symptoms occur, morning sickness visits you without asking permission, an uncontrolled sleep in the middle of the day happens even though you have slept a whole night with overtime and the body’s sensitivity is on edge.
It is at the beginning of pregnancy that the woman begins to discover herself as a mother, begins to see her body change slowly and in front of the mirror she dreams of seeing her big belly. This is the stage for the beginning of prenatal care, starting vitamins, folic acid and mineral salts that will assist in the development and formation of bones and, in the future, baby’s teeth, along with this medical prescription will be given recommendations for good nutrition and what should be avoided especially at this stage.
A good diet is essential to maintain the health of mother and baby days, after all from now on it will no longer be eating to nourish only to her, but her baby will develop and grow in the womb, is strengthening of all the vitamins that your body provides to it. If the mother does not have good nutrition, anemia can occur, in addition to affecting the development of the fetus, which is why vitamin supplements are indicated early in pregnancy to help this phase, since it is so common for women not to be able to eat as as well as they should due to nausea in that period. It is recommended that mom avoid fatty foods, fried foods, sweets and pasta during pregnancy, as they are foods that do not provide any health benefits, on the contrary if eaten constantly it can help in excessive weight gain and in some cases even in pre-eclampsia and high blood glucose .
What is not recommended in early pregnancy?
If you lead a healthy life and practice sports normally, you don’t need to abandon your routine, but you can do it in a more relaxed way. Obviously you will not be able to do physical exercises that require physical strength , let alone put your life and that of your baby at risk as extreme sports. Sports that use ball, body fights and any sport that runs the risk of suffering a strong impact even with the floor, are not recommended not only for the beginning of pregnancy but even for the recovery of childbirth. Opt for quieter sports such as aqua aerobics, hiking, in case you already practice running, do light runs for a few minutes.
The sexual life is another good question asked by couples, especially dads and first – time moms. Many abandon their sexual life totally, their desires at the beginning of pregnancy and in some cases during the entire period of pregnancy, with fears and questions, if it will hurt the baby or if it may cause some harm to the pregnancy and feeling embarrassed, they will not remove their doubts. during medical consultations. Sexual intercourse is not recommended only in cases of risk of miscarriage, very strong contractions and bleeding, and of course in those cases the obstetrician will inform you that it should not be practiced. If the pregnancy is going smoothly and healthy, there is no reason for the couple to deprive themselves, on the contrary many women have their sexual appetite increased during this period, while others lose their libido totally during the entire pregnancy.
Another very common question in prenatal consultations is related to hair care. Not everything that was used in your day-to-day life can be used now, especially dyes that contain ammonia, straighteners and chemicals in general, especially at the beginning of pregnancy, as experts believe that the products when in contact with the scalp absorb the product going directly into the bloodstream, which can affect the baby that is in the development phase. That is why it is advisable to wait for this beginning of pregnancy, and from the second trimester after the release of your obstetrician, start using shampoos to color your hair, natural products and the good old flat iron to straighten your hair. Vanity doesn’t have to be left out, but if there are other ways to take care of yourself without putting your baby’s health at risk, why not wait a few months, right?
My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.
Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.