If you are an expectant mother, it is yours and your husband’s sole responsibility to take care of your unborn baby. There are many complications that can pop up and it’s your duty to make sure you know what’s going on and know how to handle each situation. You need to be very careful about every step you take so here are some of the things you can do to make sure your unborn little one is safe and sound.
- Go for check-ups
As soon as you get to know you are pregnant, you need to go see a doctor and get a full check-up done. He will then advice you on what to eat, you medication, amount of physical activity and a schedule of appointments. These appointments need to be followed strictly. Certain complications can be resolved if identified early and hence if you meet the doctor often, he will be able to keep a close watch on anything going wrong and take actions to correct the. Usually when your delivery date comes closer, the frequency of visits will increase; as to once a week.
- Go for classes
Education and knowledge on pregnancy is vital, especially if it is your first pregnancy. You need to know exactly what is going on; the changes you experience in your body, the growth of the baby, his movements etc. so that you won’t get worried and call the doctor each time you see something change in you. Also, you are free to ask any questions about matters after pregnancy such as breastfeeding or the appropriate infant formula to feed.
- Eat right
Your doctor will most probably advice you on what you need to eat during pregnancy and after too, so that your body can easily get back to normal. You need to adhere to that strict diet since your doctor knows best. He will recommend certain vitamins for you and formula for baby. Usually, milk and green vegetables are essential for the growth of strong bones of your little one, as they are filled with calcium. Fish and meat are good for vitamin B and iron which helps in cell formation. Take in folic acid too as recommended.
Of course rest is compulsory however it does not mean you can sleep all day. This is not at all healthy and hence you need to walk around or join a yoga class specialized for pregnant mothers. Taking the stairs is not deathly; rather it can actually be good for the little one.