Now is the time for some real work! Gradually, as the ecstasy of expecting a child clears off your eye, you begin to see the actual need for some support. But then, is it all that easy to come by such credible ones? No. In this article, we will discuss urgent first-trimester pregnancy advice for new moms.
This is a guest post by Lisa Bell. Take it away, Lisa!
So, how about some reliable tips that would help foster proper growth and development of your baby in the first trimester, while keeping you healthy enough to carry out your other responsibilities? Well, digest the words of this article, and you would have just that.
What Exactly Happens in the First Trimester?
A pregnancy spans about a total of 40 weeks. These weeks are divided into three trimesters- the first, second, and third.
The first trimester is the period between conception (fertilization of the egg by the sperm) and the 12th week of pregnancy.
Alongside the rapid number of changes occurring in the woman during this period, including:
- throwing up
- mood swings
- other changes
The baby also experiences a swift development of vital organs and body parts. Here your baby’s spinal cord, brain, arms, legs, sex organ, and heart develop rapidly.
Precautions to Take in the First Trimester
Reduce your Alcohol Intake
Of course, you wouldn’t want to take in a lot of alcohol during this period. Also, you should remember the golden rule: whatever you eat, your baby eats also. And, that’s necessarily true here.
You should remember the golden rule: whatever you eat, your baby eats also.
When you take in a lot of alcohol in the first trimester, the intake goes on to affect the brain cells of the unborn child. When you are drinking while pregnant, it goes on to influence the gene functionality of the brain cells of your child. It would lead to long-term changes in the structure of your child’s brain. And, trust me, that isn’t so nice.
Sleep on a Good Mattress
The importance of quality shut-eye periods during pregnancy cannot be undermined. Not only does poor sleep promote hypertension in pregnant women. It also increases the risk of gestational diabetes- none of which is right for your child’s health.
However, having a quality sleep all boils down to having the right mattress. You should do thorough research regarding what kind of a bed would be best for you. While Leesa, Casper or Tuft and Needle are potentially good picks, you should also consult your doctor when picking a mattress.
Your diet should be balanced and well-nourished. Include the following in your everyday meal:
- Clean, fresh leafy vegetables
- Dairy products such as Greek yogurt.
- Fish and seafood
- Sweet Potatoes
…and a host of other foods that are potentially beneficial to your nutrition-life.
On the other hand, you should avoid foods that are not thoroughly well cooked, including poorly cooked meat, alongside any meal you are not sure of its cooking date.
Since you would be providing fluids to the baby as well, you would get dehydrated pretty quickly. So, take in as much water as possible.
Don’t overwork yourself. You would get unusually fatigued, but instead of pushing yourself too hard, take a breath and rest. It helps.
Avoid doing the following…
Taking a new sport
In as much as the concept of regular exercise is encouraged, you do not want to place unnecessary stress on your body- since it is housing another being.
Try as much as possible to stay warm- not cold- at all times. Consciously regulating your body’s temperature goes a long way in fostering better conditions for the development of your child.
Are you in the first trimester of pregnancy? Do you have other tips? Let us know in the comments!
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About the Author:
Lisa Bell has written for natureworldnews.com, reliablecounter.com, and many more popular brands. She is a popular freelance writer!
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