have a good pregnancy we not only have to look at physical health.
Being healthy is fundamental in these moments, but also be mentally
calm, prepared and happy. That is why we are going to give ten keys to a
healthy and happy pregnancy, in which the mind and body combine in
harmony to welcome a new member into our lives.
Eat and drink healthy during pregnancy
diet has to be varied and balanced. The important thing is to take
foods rich in nutrients and vitamins such as folic acid, iron, calcium,
and iodine, but not in fats. The diet must be varied based on
vegetables, fruits, cereals, dairy products, and legumes, without
forgetting the daily contribution of meat and fish proteins.
healthy diet includes maintaining correct hydration. Drinking enough
water and milk to give us calcium is essential. We can also take juices,
better natural and not sugary. Of course, let’s forget about alcoholic
beverages and coffee.
Take the recommended vitamin supplements
complement a healthy diet the doctor will recommend certain vitamin
supplements that include folic acid, along with other vitamin and
mineral supplements also beneficial for pregnancy care, such as iron,
iodine, calcium… In this way we help the fetus to develop properly,
avoiding deficiencies that they could cause complications for both the
baby and the mother.
Perform exercise during pregnancy
our well-being and an ideal weight gain, it is fundamental to perform
physical exercise appropriate to our state. Whether swimming, yoga,
walking, the Pilates method…
By performing a moderate and
constant exercise we will improve our cardiovascular and muscular
condition and favor postural correction. All this will provide the
pregnant woman with a better general physical condition and will allow
her to face the work of pregnancy and childbirth with fewer risks.
Go to medical visits
visit the gynecologist to do the corresponding tests and obtain
adequate prenatal care. This way we will monitor both the health of the
baby and ours, having the possibility of consulting the specialist all
our doubts and fears, as well as talking about our delivery plan. The
prenatal tests will give us peace of mind, they will help us to “get
closer” to the baby and with the ultrasound, we will have their first
images for the memory.
Wear appropriate clothes
must wear comfortable clothing (including shoes), appropriate to the
increase in weight and volume we experience. This will help the blood
circulate better, our movements are correct and not forced and the skin
stays healthy. It’s not about being dressed like bags of potatoes, since
fortunately being pregnant is no longer at odds with going fashion, and
many stores sell beautiful pre-mama clothes. The heels can wait but
feel comfortable and beautiful with a nice “wrap” favors a psychic
well-being important at this time.
Pampering our mind during pregnancy
we dedicate time to take care of our body, we must also save time for
our relaxation and the care of our mind. Not only is the body more
vulnerable during pregnancy. Finding our tranquility and doing
relaxation exercises at home will help us feel better. We do not have to
park the activities that we like going to the movies, reading, going
out to the country, crafts…
Take care of our skin
pregnancy, it is essential to apply sunscreen creams to prevent skin
spots and burns. Due to the action of hormones, the skin of the pregnant
woman suffers alterations such as hyperpigmentation. Also,
antistrictive creams are important, which prevent the appearance of
these scars with the stretching of our skin, with special attention
during the final months, when the skin stretches at a very fast rate.
the whole body after a bath or shower gives us a moment of relaxation.
Gentle massage after exercise helps us feel better. Of course, external
hydration must be complemented with internal hydration, drinking plenty
of fluids, as we have already mentioned in the section on nutrition.
Everything combined will increase our well-being by feeling more careful
A good rest during pregnancy
and resting what the body asks of us is very important. Fatigue and
sleep can accompany us from the first moment as one of the first
symptoms of pregnancy and hopefully will disappear. But it is more than
likely that we will feel very tired and sleepy again in the final phase
of pregnancy. It is what the body needs, and we must listen to it,
resting as much as possible, without forgetting that moderate exercise
will make us rest and sleep better.
childbirth classes can be very beneficial for both our physical and
mental health. Relating to other pregnant women and sharing experiences
opens our mind to discover that we are not the only ones who have doubts
They also help us to acquire knowledge and awareness
about the changes in our body, knowing concepts about the phases of
childbirth, baby hygiene or breastfeeding will help us feel more
prepared for the changes that lie ahead. Through knowledge, an important
self-confidence is generated thanks to security, and being a father
begins to live already. As much as possible, it is good to share these
classes accompanied by the couple.
Communicate with the baby
to the baby, communicating with him, playing music, will make him feel
closer, preparing us for the moment in which he really reaches our arms.
Know how your evolution is going on month by month, how it is growing
in our womb, write a letter, keep a diary of our pregnancy, respond to
All these simple activities will achieve that the
life that is gestated in our womb will fill more life to us. The
possible discomforts of our pregnancy are forgotten in these moments of
Do not forget, to have a healthy pregnancy requires
a happy pregnancy. We have to take care of mind and body in this
delicate stage of our life, full of emotions and sometimes contradictory
sensations. I hope that these tips to achieve a healthy and happy
pregnancy encourage you to face this stage of your lives with an
optimistic and full of vitality.