Much was said a long time ago that pregnancy is not a disease and that the woman can lead a normal life in pregnancy, however this new phase of the woman does require care during pregnancy .
Initially up to 12 weeks, doctors recommend certain care and observation by the pregnant woman, without exaggerating and maintaining certain care in pregnancy initially due to the risk of loss, this of course depending on the woman’s health status. If the pregnant woman initially had bleeding and had to take some type of rest, care during pregnancy should be doubled and, of course, with medical monitoring.
After the time of risk, some basic care in pregnancy can be a detail for a smooth and almost comfortable pregnancy, despite the common discomforts that exist at this stage, avoiding certain things and acquiring habits appropriate for pregnancy .
First of all, the choice of the doctor who will accompany the pregnancy is fundamental, currently women who have health plans have had problems with the choice of the professional due to the resolution taken by a part of the Gynecologist / obstetrician class, some doctors from private offices, she has been doing prenatal care but does not deliver the patient under the health plan, only with private payment.
Therefore, one of the precautions during pregnancy refers to the decision of having to pay for the private delivery or having the baby at the hands of the maternity ward. Of course, the peace of mind of having a professional trusted in front of the pregnancy makes all the difference for the pregnant woman.
Checking the lack of health insurance is also important, being aware of what procedures should be taken to avoid worrying about the arrival of the delivery date.
If the delivery is going to happen by SUS then, do the prenatal care with the doctor at the clinic religiously and also know where the delivery will probably be when the time comes. Visiting the maternity hospital will give a good dimension of how the care will be at the time of delivery, most private or public maternity hospitals have days and times to visit future mothers.
Doctor and maternity chosen, it’s time to do tests to see if everything is fine, from there start with the intake of vitamins prescribed by the doctor. The ideal is to start taking folic acid already in an attempt to get pregnant, if this is not possible, you should start taking it as soon as the pregnancy is discovered.
Folic acid is a strong ally against malformation in the fetus, and the other vitamins provide sufficient nutrition for mother and baby.
Pregnancy Care For Everyday Life
Some other precautions in pregnancy must be taken on a daily basis, these are details that can make all the difference both in the safety of the pregnant woman to avoid accidents and also for the well-being of the baby that is about to arrive.
A good example are high-heeled shoes, some women love high heels, but in pregnancy they can become discomfort or even a risk. This is because the pregnant woman loses her balance a little with the growth of the belly, the spine axis moves forward to support the weight of the baby and the pregnancy and then the use of heels too high can cause falls to the pregnant woman.
Therefore, the medical recommendation is to leave the heels for after pregnancy. Use and sunscreen to prevent skin blemishes is essential!
Foods to Avoid
The intake of some foods should also be avoided in pregnancy. Foods like:
- Raw fish Seafood (shrimp, squid, octopus etc)
- Rare meats and unpasteurized dairy products
- Cold cuts (sausage, salami, bologna etc.)
- Canned food without boiling
This is because some bacteria can lodge in these foods, in the case of seafood, food poisoning caused by them can be very serious in pregnant women. Not to mention the risk of an allergic crisis.
Some types of rare meats can transmit toxoplasmosis to the pregnant woman and as already mentioned here, this disease can cause malformation in the baby if acquired during pregnancy.
Canned canned foods are at risk of containing botulism bacteria, which can lead to a serious risk of acquired pregnancy. To consume vegetables such as heart of palm and canned chives, it is advisable to boil the glasses in water for approximately 5 minutes before opening to add to any recipe.
Avoiding too much caffeine consumption during early pregnancy is also a good tip, some studies say that caffeine can lead to miscarriage, it will not be necessary to cut the coffee from the diet, only if extremely high consumption should be avoided.
Sweeteners are also banned in pregnancy, unless the mother is in the process of restricting sugar, the doctor may reasonably veto some sweeteners like aspartame and some like fructose that are of natural origin can be released.
Another crucial point of care in pregnancy is the abandonment of habits that can harm the baby, such as smoking and alcohol. The use of medications should also be guided by the obstetrician who accompanies the pregnancy.
If exercising during pregnancy is essential, if the pregnant woman likes it and has already practiced it before, the doctor will probably release it without any problems, but leave it to start the weight training gym after the birth protection.
Coloring your hair also deserves special attention, care must be taken when choosing the dye and avoiding dyes with ammonia. In pregnancy, activities like hiking and water aerobics are great for mom and baby.
Putting these pregnancy care tips into practice can help you a lot to avoid headaches during pregnancy and delivery. Do you have any suggestions for pregnancy care? leave it in the comments.
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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.