Foods to Eat When You’re Pregnant
Broccoli and Dark, Leafy Greens
Avocados Avocados are an unusual fruit because they contain a lot of monounsaturated fatty acids.
Salmon is very rich in essential omega-3 fatty acids.
Dried fruit is generally high in calories, fiber and various vitamins and minerals.
Sweet potatoes are very rich in beta-carotene, a plant compound that is converted into vitamin A in your body.
Eating whole grains can help pregnant women meet their increased calorie requirements, especially during the second and third trimesters.
During your pregnancy, you should avoid these foods:
- Raw meat
- Fish with high levels of mercury
- Smoked seafood
- Raw eggs
- Soft cheeses
Do not breathe secondhand smoke.
Smoking is terrible for you and your baby, but secondhand smoke can be almost as bad. There are approximately 4,000 chemicals in secondhand smoke, and some of them have been linked to cancer.
Exposure to secondhand smoke during pregnancy can cause:
- spontaneous abortion
- preterm labor
- low birth weight
- learning or behavioral problems as your baby grows
- sudden infant death syndrome
Don’t sit or stand for long Time
During pregnancy, staying in the same position for too long, sitting or standing, can be problematic. It can cause all kinds of problems, including swollen ankles and vein problems.
Try to take short breaks frequently to move if you have sat down or to lift your legs if you have stood up.
Do not drink
Avoid wine, beer, and liquor during your pregnancy. Alcohol quickly passes from your bloodstream through the placenta and the umbilical cord to your baby, and this can damage your developing baby’s brain and organs.
Other potential risks include:
- premature birth
- fetal alcohol spectrum disorders
- brain damage
- birth defects
- spontaneous abortion
- birth of a dead child
Do not take certain medications.
Some medications can be harmful to your growing baby. Before taking over-the-counter or prescription medications and supplements, talk to your doctor.
How to Take Care of a Pregnant Wife
There are a few things you can do to help your pregnant wife get a little shuteye.
- Give your wife a full body pillow. Pregnant women are supposed to sleep on their sides rather than on their backs or stomachs. A full-body pillow makes sleeping on your side a little more comfortable by helping to support your back and cradle your wife’s belly.
- Puckering just before bed.
- Herbal tea that relaxes the mind and body.
- Sexy time.
Yoga for Pregnant Women
Basic rules that pregnant women should follow when practicing yoga:
Avoid any asana that requires inverted or inverted postures, such as head, hand, or shoulder stops.
A golden rule to keep in mind when practicing yoga during pregnancy is to listen to your body and stop immediately if you experience any discomfort. Postures should also be adjusted based on your changing mood and the size of the bump.