Stay Healthy During Pregnancy: If you got pregnant, and you have already discussed everything with your family, (with your boyfriend), if you feel support from all people, who love you, and if you decided to have a baby, it is extremely important to deliver a healthy child and stay healthy after these following nine months and later on. To do it, it is absolutely necessary to eat well and right.
For your own health and for the health of your baby, your main diet should include the following products:
o Green vegetable and fruits. A lot of them.
o Orange, apple, peach, strawberry, and other kinds of juices instead of soda.
o Grains instead of chips, candies, and other kinds of sweets.
o Grilled and baked food over fried dishes.
o Milk and plenty of water and other useful liquid.
o A lot of vitamins and minerals. You may need some extra amount of them, so it is better to buy some special vitamins for pregnant women in the nearest drugstore.
Now you are eating for two remember that you must eat accordingly, so no model’s figure maintenance any more. The best way for you is to visit your doctor and after some tests conduction, you will be able to know what minerals and vitamins your organism is short of, and your doctor will help you to make the diet which will suit all your and baby’s needs.
Some people find it extremely difficult to break their habits and addictions, but what you will have to do now, is to avoid substances, dangerous for you and your future baby’s health. These are the habits, which you will have to keep away during all the pregnancy period if you want to stay healthy and deliver a baby of full value. Here is the list of things you should avoid doing or taking:
• Smoking, as at this period of your life you can expose your little one to be nicotine-addicted, and smoking can also possibly lead to low birth weight and other quite difficult complications.
• Alcohol, as drinking during the pregnancy period, can result in baby’s retardation and many other birth defects in your child.
• Drugs, and medicines remember, that any drugs or medicines, not approved or prescribed by your doctor should not be taken.
You should lead healthy way of life, get plenty of sleep, and eat healthy food; do not take much soda, sweets, fried food and other “unhealthy” dishes, while you are pregnant. Also, exercise is appropriate, especially during the first trimester of your pregnancy, and you should do it as long as you are able to. But do not make all exercises in a row; the gymnastics is to be discussed with your doctor. All questions, which you are bothered with, are to be discussed with your gynaecologist immediately, you should visit him regularly; remember, that your progress throughout pregnancy is to be closely monitored by specialists, so contact with your doctor as soon as possible, once you know you are pregnant.
Possible Complications That Could Arise During or After the Pregnancy
If you are a pregnant teenage girl, the risk of complication for you and your baby as well is much greater. The risk is usually experienced by younger teenagers, because their bodies are not fully developed from the physical point of view, and they often have poor nutrition, eating only chips and soda. These girls usually suffer from the worst complications due to their pregnancy, like severe anemia and hypertension. But in any case, baby, born from a teenage mother usually suffers the most problems. And the complications, a baby may have are the following:
– A little one may be born premature;
– The baby can suffer from low birth weight, and he may be gaining weight during his development very slowly;
– The baby can suffer from mental retardation or have his brain damaged;
– The baby can even be born dead.