Getting pregnant is one of the greatest milestones that a woman could ever achieve in her lifetime. It is a special thing that should be well-maintained so that the safety and health of both mother and baby could be assured. This is why pregnant women should have Â regular prenatal check-ups, diet modifications, and supplementation.
Yes, every pregnancy should be very well-monitored but not all women are aware of what they should do on their own to have a healthy naturalÂ pregnancy. There are some who just depend on the prescribed medications that their doctors give them. Some just do or eat whatever they want. Â But there are others who seek a more natural way to go about with their pregnancy. This is to assure themselves that their baby will not suffer from any hidden side effects that even their supplements may have. Try these helpful tips in natural pregnancy so that you can have a healthy and happy experience as you carry your baby for nine months:
Constant movement is a needed activity in natural pregnancy. It is part and parcel of loving your changing body as your baby grows inside you. Regular physical activity is also needed by your baby with equal amounts of rest. This assures that the nutrients are well-distributed. You should also incorporate fun and happiness in what you do. If you donâ€™t like working out in a gym and see it as more of a chore, then donâ€™t do it. Just opt for those activities that make you happy and pleasant all day. A yoga ball would be helpful in improving your circulation, baby positioning, and posture.
2. Eat responsibly
Natural pregnancy involves being aware and appreciative of what you eat. When youâ€™re pregnant, it is common notion that you are already eating for two but you should take note that you should have a natural, healthy diet. Processed foods and fast foods are commonly craved for by so many pregnant women. Here, you must take control. You should eat fresh fruits, vegetables, lean meats, and beans. If your taste buds are screaming for sugar, eat some protein instead to make you feel satisfied longer. When it comes to preparing your food, you should refrain from using plastic containers (old and used) Â and stainless steel or non-stick (Teflon) pans because of the residues that are toxic. Cast iron skillet is much better because it provides you with the additional iron that you need. You should also make sure that you drink 2-3 liters of water daily and drink natural juices moderately. Sodas and colas are not advisable for you.
3. Be pleasant
Having a natural pregnancy means that you have to be surrounded by people who will help you appreciate this change in your life. You should try and read books that have positive stories about pregnancy. At this time, you should avoid watching television programs that contain negative stories that will only cause stress and anxiety, which are never good.
4. Be positive
You should also make sure that you have quiet time during your natural pregnancy. This is your moment to reflect on how you are doing when it comes to the physical and emotional aspect of your life.Â Feel the love that you have with your baby and take time to focus on your dreams. This is also a good opportunity to picture the type of pregnancy that you like. You can also make a journal about all these to keep you reminded of the positivity of your natural pregnancy.
5. Take herbs
Taking herbal supplements is common practice during a natural pregnancy. Some of the herbs that you could discuss with your doctor are dandelion, raspberry, psyllium, alfalfa, false unicorn, ginger, butcherâ€™s broom, horsetail, oat straw, and white oak bark. Dandelion, when combined with kelp, prevents birth defects. Red raspberry tea helps with uterine muscle tone and nausea. It is also very rich in calcium and iron. Psyllium relieves constipation brought about the uterusâ€™ compression of the colon. Alfalfa cleanses the blood and helps it clot. It is also high in vitamin K, protein, and iron. False unicorn herb prevents miscarriage. Ginger decreases the occurrence of Â morning sickness. Butcherâ€™s broom reduces and prevents varicose veins.Â Horsetail and oat straw grasses have calcium that is easy to absorb. White oat bark deals with your hemorrhoids.
Maintain constant contact with your doctor to make sure that youÂ and your baby are safe during your natural pregnancy. Before you take new herbs or foods, tell your physician about it so that you can indeed take them without worrying about the interactions they may have with your present supplementations.