Soon after you calm down yourself with the initial excitement of embracing a new life in your womb, comes the long list of precautionary measures, the to-do list, what to avoid list and how to deal tips! By the time you realize that you’re undergoing some changes in the body, a lot of symptoms will already be a part of your daily schedule.
It’s nine months to go for the cracking and an absolutely amazing journey to motherhood! For most women, the first 12 or so weeks of pregnancy are the most consuming because all you experience is so new, so exciting and even overwhelming. The first trimester requires more care for a healthy pregnancy.
What to avoid during Initial Pregnancy
The first trimester being the most crucial time, take necessary precautions on what’s not to be done or consumed :-
Food to Avoid
- Raw Fish or Meat
- Raw milk
Consult with your nutritionist for a list exclusively for you. Do not consume anything which can contribute to acidity, nausea and avoid overeating.
Activities to Avoid
Pregnancy does not mean absolute inactivity! You’re free to do some light exercises and anything which does not put excess pressure on abdomen area but, safer is better during initial days, avoid any exercises and continued walking for a long period of time.
Avoid vigorous activities completely for 9 months, consider the following activities a big No until your delivery :-
- Horse riding
- Hot tubs & sauna
- Outings on crowded places
- Long travels
Travelling needs prior approvals from doctors, always consult your medical practitioner even before a light travel.
Dealing with Morning Sickness and All-Day Nausea
Who likes feeling nauseated all day and those tickling feelings of a headache and uneasiness! Women in the initial phase of their pregnancy often face nausea all day long, being the strongest in the morning. Some women even start feeling down emotionally due to the constant sickness affecting their wellbeing and regular schedule.
Here are some useful strategies to ease nausea :-
- Eat early – Have a whole grain diet always handy at your bedside, eat a few crackers as soon as you wake up, even if you’re not feeling too hungry! This can help you get something in your gut before you start your day.
- Balanced diet – Consume a balanced diet, probably anything rich in protein and complex carbs such as whole grains and veggies. Avoid fatty and rich foods.
- Consume Calories – Do not get for a salad diet until advised by the doctor. A pregnant woman needs ample calories. Do not overdo it with raw carbohydrates likes chocolates and fried food but have something rich in carbs once or twice a day.
- Note your symptoms – It is not always normal facing morning sickness, some ladies get dehydrated due to lack of fluids in the body. It can get severe if not spoken with the doctor. Be regular in monthly or weekly checkups so that you feel satisfied that all seems to be going in the correct direction.
The most imperative thing is keeping a healthy mind, be happy, enjoy the phase of your life and the feelings of being a mother. Always remember if a mother is happy, the baby is healthy!