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12 Jan 2013

Nothing quite matches the thrill of growing and delivering a baby, so cherish this special time. During your pregnancy you will not only experience changes in your body, you will also experience changes in your mind. Using these suggestions can help you better focus on you and the baby.

Avoid hot tubs and excess heat when you become pregnant. Being in so much heat can be harmful to your baby. Certain spa oils tend to trigger contractions, especially in the initial two trimesters. Clary sage, rosemary and juniper are three that should be avoided.

When you are pregnant, it can be hard for you to sleep. During the third trimester, this become less comfortable which may add to the not sleeping problem. Exercise is a good way to keep leg cramps at bay. At night, avoid drinking a lot of liquids because that would wake you up at night frequently for the restroom.

Do kegel exercises. No one will know you are doing them, and you can do them anywhere and any time. Do sets of 10 in a row, holding each for three seconds. These exercises, when done regularly, will make your pelvic floor stronger and your delivery much easier. You will also not have as much trouble using the bathroom.

You need to increase your calories by 300-500 a day during pregnancy. You are feeding not only yourself now but also your baby. For your extra calories eat healthy foods like fruits and vegetables.

If you struggle with constipation, add foods that contain lots of fiber to your diet. The hormones involved in pregnancy can cause constipation. Constipation may lead to serious gastrointestinal issues and extreme discomfort.

Pregnancy is a gradual learning process. There are a number of good books that will provide you with the information that you need to know. You should have some basic knowledge about each trimester and know about the potential problems that can arise. Take webpage charge of your health during this special time.

Don't worry about declining certain invitations for social gatherings during pregnancy. Your family and friends will understand the fact that you have other things to take care of. You will probably find it surprising how often you are extremely tired, need to run to the ladies room and just how nauseating pregnancy can be. If you don't really feel all that great, stop pushing yourself.

You should take a child birth class. You need to secure your spot in the class early. A class on breastfeeding techniques can also be very helpful. Each class will help to prepare you for the first few weeks of life after bringing your baby home.

You should be eating a healthy diet when pregnant, consuming plenty of vitamins and nutrients. Folic acid is important to your baby's development, as well as other vitamins. Make an effort to add a prenatal vitamin to your daily regimen for an extra nutrition boost.

There are many things you can do to reduce any discomfort you experience during pregnancy. When you use what you've learned here, you'll have a more enjoyable journey. Your baby and you deserve only the best.


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