Of course, we all know that it’s always a good idea to maintain a healthy lifestyle – eat well, sleep well, exercise, minimize stress, stay positive and much more of the same. But this becomes of paramount concern when you are pregnant or are planning for a pregnancy. Pregnancy is a life-changing event. While it brings with it it’s own challenges, you owe it to yourself and to your unborn baby to be in the best possible health and give the little one the best possible start in life.

Here are a few simple tips to help you get through a safe, healthy and most importantly a wholly happy pregnancy.

Good luck mom-to be! Enjoy!

  • Speak to your doctor about your food and vitamins. Adding a prenatal vitamin to your diet as well as moderating your sugar and carbs intake could help you keep the extra pounds off. Include lots of fresh fruits, vegetables and nuts in your diet. Drink plenty of water to keep your body hydrated.

  • Exercise is very important when you are pregnant. Keeping your body fit will strengthen your muscles and exercises such as the Kegel exercises will help prepare your body for childbirth.

  • Get plenty of sleep.

  • Take extra care when you are outdoors. Avoid dusty, smoky areas. Never forget your sunscreen. Many women become more sensitive to sunlight when pregnant.

  • Change up your daily chores. Avoid heavy lifting, litter cleaning and climbing on stools and step ladders. Wear gloves and be mindful of the chemicals that you use on a day to day basis – soaps, household cleaners, pesticides and even your make-up. Try to switch to organic, gentle and baby-safe products.

  • Get away from the city. Get lots of fresh air.  Relax and let stress go.

  • Prepare for your baby’s coming by educating yourself. Attend classes, read books, check-up on your family’s medical history to help you counter with any potential risks and problems in advance.

  • Plan for your baby’s birth in advance. Who would you like present? What kind of birth would you like to have? What items/products would you need immediately after the baby arrives? Write them down. Get a hospital bag ready.

  • And last of all, don’t forget to love yourself. Your life will never be the same again. 🙂