Being pregnant is such a great feeling of motherhood coming up. We go through a lot of emotions in one day, and our body goes through many of changes specially during that first trimester…
During this time, many women start doing their research on what they need to start doing, what to eat…etc.
Which means it’s time to give up some habits and replace them with the good ones…
In this article, I will be sharing with you the things I gave up and things I started to do right after I knew I was pregnant.
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5 Things I started to do:
1) Taking Prenatal multivitamins
It’s a good idea to start taking multivitamins to help cover any nutritional gaps in your diet. Just make sure it’s made with natural ingredients. The one I used to take is “Garden of Life – Prenatal Gummy Vitamins,Organic and Non-GMO”.
2) Taking Folic acid
It’s a good idea to start eating food that are rich with Folic Acid such as: Spinach,Orange juice,cereals,…you can find all the list here!
Folic acid helps form the neural tube. It also help prevent some major birth defects of the baby’s brain and spine.
3) Eating a lot of fruits and vegetables
Fruits and Vegetables: Fruits and vegetables contain many important nutrients for pregnancy especially, Vitamin C and Folic Acid.
4) Drinking A LOT OF WATER
5) Walking more
Walking reduces the risk of complications during pregnancy and delivery.
Tip: Dates are recommended for women close to delivery. They can influence oxytocin receptors, accelerate the onset of contractions more easily and, your cervix will have an easier time ripening.
5 Things I gave up:
1) Spicy food
Spicy food can aggravate heartburn.
2) Processed food
It can increase pregnancy fatigue, heartburn, stretch marks, gestational diabetes and more! Besides it’s not good on baby as well.
4) Acidic Food
5) Canned FISH
Avoid eating any canned tuna because of uncertainties about the risk of mercury contamination to developing fetuses.
Tip: Buffet is a no no! You’re vulnerable to bacteria when pregnant, so stay away from food that’s been sitting out at room temperature for two hours or more.