Obviously every pregnancy is different, but I’ve done a lot of research and given several things a try to maintain a healthy pregnancy.
While I’m not too far into our pregnancy yet, I have found a few things that work for me and should be helpful to others who are also expecting.
So, if you have a bun in the oven or know someone else who does, share these tips for being and staying healthy throughout the process.
Here are 5 simple tips for a healthy and happy pregnancy.
Stay healthy and enjoy your pregnancy with these simple tips!
Easy Ways to Stay Healthy While Pregnant
Yes, every woman’s body is different, so every woman responds to pregnancy differently.
However, there are a few “tried and true” ways to have a healthier pregnancy aside from just getting excellent prenatal care (can I mention that I love my baby doctor?!).
Anyway, here are a few of the most important and most effective ways to promote a healthy pregnancy for mamas-to-be.
1. Take a Prenatal Vitamin
Your prenatal ensures that you and baby are getting adequate nutrition even if you miss a little on your dietary intake.
This was a real lifesaver for me during the first trimester. I knew I wasn’t getting enough protein or veggies, but I just couldn’t stomach much more.
I found peace of mind in knowing that my prenatal was making up for what I was lacking.
I selected my own prenatal combo and got a big thumps up from my doctor, so if you’re looking for a natural supplement with all of the necessary nutrients for you and baby, consider these ones from Rainbow Light.
I also take this Prenatal DHA supplement.
2. Drink Lots of Water
Yep, the water has it with pregnancy, too. Staying hydrated is one of the best ways to ward off pregnancy bloat and swelling.
Be sure to drink lots of extra water, even if that means running to the bathroom even more…I carry a bottle with me everywhere, and try to refill it at least 5 to 7 times a day.
3. Keep Moving
I understand you may not feel like doing your typical workout routine once pregnant (I know I haven’t), but it’s still important to keep exercising. Regular exercise also helps reduce swelling and inflammation and can limit weight gain.
It’s also a great way to start establishing healthy living habits for baby (at least I think so).
That’s right. Extra sleep is a must-have when pregnant.
Try for at least 8 hours every night, but if you’re having trouble sleeping, add in some extra naps throughout the day.
5. Eat Your Fruits and Veggies
While it’s okay to indulge once in a while, your diet plays a big role in how you feel and your baby develops.
Try to incorporate as many fruits and vegetables into your diet as you can. The extra fiber will help you feel full and the added nutrients are great for you and your little bundle!
Pregnancy is a beautiful time, but all of the bodily changes can be difficult with which to cope.
If you maintain healthy habits, and do your best to follow these and other healthy pregnancy tips, though, you’ll be able to feel your best all throughout your pregnancy.
These healthy living tips have definitely made a difference in my pregnancy so far, and I know they will continue to.