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Having a baby is an joyous experience but the nine months leading up to childbirth
can be worrisome for a first time mom. Many women worry throughout their pregnancy
about the health of their baby. Getting informed is your first step in keeping yourself
and your baby healthy. Read on to find out about 5 easy pregnancy tips for first
time moms to prepare themselves for the challenges of the next nine months.
What Should I Know About Being a New Mom?
1. Get in Shape Early
When you find out that you are pregnant it is not the time to start a new diet or
exercise program. But if you are planning to become pregnant, make sure you are at
a healthy weight and in the best physical condition. This will help you to have a
If your pregnancy is unexpected and you are not in the best shape possible, don't
worry about it. It is possible to have a healthy baby while limiting the amount of
excess weight that you gain. Eating plenty of fruit and vegetables will give your
baby the nourishment he needs while helping you to control pregnancy weight.
2. Your Baby is What You Eat
Your baby depends you to grow properly. Following a diet that includes all the major
food groups is probably the simplest approach to a healthy diet.
You may discover your appetite changing during the course of your pregnancy. This
is common and shouldn't alarm you if you have unusual food cravings. It is quite
acceptable to enjoy "bad" food occasionally, as long as you limit the frequency.
Doctors often recommend that pregnant women begin taking vitamin formulas designed
specifically for them.
3. Exercise Regularly
While a rigorous exercise program is unsuitable, it's a good idea to try and get
some light exercise every day.
Walking on a daily basis is beneficial for your health as well as for your baby.
Before you begin any exercise program, you should always consult your doctor.
4. Avoid Alcohol, Cigarettes and Drugs
Indulging in any of them could cause injury to your baby. You also should discuss
with your doctor if you a coffee, tea, or soda drinker.
5. Relax Yourself
Pregnancy is a special time and more often than not, people will shower you with
more attention. You should relax and enjoy this special moment.
Don't get stressed. Research shows that if you’re regularly stressed, anxious and
tense during your pregnancy, you’ve got a greater chance of having a baby that also
suffers from stress and anxiety. One of the most important things you can do to relax
yourself is to get sufficient rest.
With these tips in mind, you are sure to have a healthy and easy pregnancy, and enjoy
every moment of it.
Too busy and don't have time to exercise? Find fun ideas on how to sneak in incidental
exercise throughout the day, at work or at home, and you'll be on your way to a more
active and healthier lifestyle!
Under stress and have no time to relax? These stress relieving ideas are easy to
fit into busy schedules and make you feel better right away. Restores your body and
mind to a calmer, more relaxed state.