6 Things to Know About Health Tips for Pregnant Mothers

Guest Post- Katie Moore

Today we have a guest post from Moore From Katie.  While I have some tips for Pregnant Mothers, she has some others!  Everyone has their own journey though pregnancy.  I hope these tips help you too! 

Pregnancy is an exciting time for a woman that requires huge amounts of your body's resources. Giving your baby the best possible start in life begins in the womb, so leading a healthy lifestyle is more important now than ever. Luckily, you can do this in a variety of simple, stress-free ways. 

1. Doctor Visits

As your pregnancy progresses, you will be spending more and more time at your doctor’s office for appointments to monitor your health as well as the baby’s development. These appointments are a great time to ask your doctor any questions you may have concerning any changes you’d like to make during your pregnancy, as well as questions concerning delivery and post-delivery. If you’d like to change your diet, are concerned about pain management during delivery or want to learn more about optional procedures like umbilical cord blood banking, your doctor appointments are the best place to find the answers.

2. Prenatal Vitamins

If you're pregnant, you know it's recommended to take a quality prenatal vitamin. Since the nutrients in vitamins are synthetic forms they aren't absorbed as well as their natural counterparts. There is something that you can do about that, though. When taking vitamins, it is best to take them with food. This is because the naturally occurring vitamins and minerals present in the food will facilitate improved absorption of the synthetic versions.

3. Quality Sleep

Your body saves some of the most intensive restorative processes for when you're asleep. At this time, large amounts of human growth hormone is released, which factors into your baby's development and your body's ability to adapt to the changes. When sleep quality suffers, this process is disrupted. You also wake up feeling fatigued and are more likely to feel stressed out and irritated by things that are usually relatively benign. Things like exercise, warm baths, cool bedroom temperatures and white noise machines White Noise Machines can all help you sleep more deeply.

4. Physical Fitness

Despite society's prevailing perceptions, pregnant women are not so delicate that they should avoid physical activity. Obviously, intense and strenuous exercise is not recommended, but light to moderate exercise can provide great benefits for both mother and baby. It helps keep hormone levels in the proper balance, improves blood flow, strengthens the muscles and improves energy. Exercise also prevents obesity, which can have serious consequences for a mother and her baby.

5. Aromatherapy

As you may be well aware at this point, there aren't many medications, either prescription or over the counter, that a pregnant woman can take with complete safety. That makes things really difficult when you've got a splitting headache, persistent nausea or are having a hard time falling asleep at night. Fortunately, aromatherapy Aromatherapy provides an enjoyable and totally safe method of relaxation and headache control. Scent is an incredibly powerful thing that has the ability to drastically alter your mood. Best of all, it's portable. You can conveniently use aromatherapy oils and herbs in Bed, at work, during school or in the car.

6. Massage

Most everyone is aware of the healing power of massage. This popular form of medicine has been around since time immemorial and has been used traditionally by many cultures. Massage also serves as an invaluable form of stress reduction, pain management and relaxation for pregnant women. Pregnancy comes with a lot of tight muscles, sore joints, stress and other side effects, all of which can be managed with the aid of an experienced pair of hands.

With all of this advice, maintaining a healthy pregnancy that will lead you into motherhood with a healthy baby should be an enjoyable experience.


Katie Moore has written and submitted this article. Katie is an active blogger who discusses the topics of, motherhood, children, fitness, health and all other things Mommy. She enjoys writing, blogging, and meeting new people! To connect with Katie contact her via her blog, Moore From Katie or her twitter, @moorekm26.

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