Top 26 pregnancy tips
Disclaimer I’m not a doctor. Please check with your doctor before trying any of these tips.
- BREAKFAST is the most important meal.
- Eat foods with fiber. It gives you much-needed energy.
- Take a prenatal vitamin with iron and folic acid every day. It helps with your babys’ growth.
- There’s no such thing as eating for two, eat as much as your body needs, your body will provide enough food for your baby.
- Get a comfy Chair pillow and raise your legs when you sit down.
- Rest, get enough sleep: You are growing a human for crying out loud.
- Drink plenty of water. Keep hydrated.
- Go to the bathroom even if you don’t feel like going, that’s a tip I learnt to avoid accidents in your clothes.
- Visit your gynecologist when you must, don’t skip appointments.
- Close your ears, everyone has advice to give and not all advice is good. Listen to your doc, if you are not comfortable about something research on it from trusted sources.
- Don’t overwork yourself, take it easy.
- Place pillows around your back, between your legs if you can’t afford a pregnancy pillow. Sleep gets rough with a protruding tummy.
- Avoid heavy lifting, you can easily tear something important for the baby.
- Wear comfy shoes, your feet will praise you for it.
- Eat small healthy snacks often and fruits, don’t get too hungry, the only time I ever threw up was when I was too hungry.
- Take walks, do pregnancy safe exercise if you can but don’t push too far.
- Luke warm baths can ease your aching muscles.
- Get up and stretch if you have a long sitting job. Don’t sit for too long.
- Stay away from strong heavy fumes.
- Educate yourself on the signs of labor
- Buy baby things slowly throughout your pregnancy, baby staff is expensive.
- Buy diapers, wipes, bum cream and baby clothes slowly in bulk in varying sizes.
- Wear comfy aerated clothes that are not snug against you.
- Be prepared for anything.
- Enjoy every moment, the ups and downs. There’s nothing like pregnancy.
- Pregnancy apps, books and groups with women in the same trimester as you help. I would often forget How far I was, the apps and books would help. It was nice to know what developments my baby was going through and what to expect. Groups gave me comfort and motivation because women were going through the same thing I was.
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