When a new life is evolving in your womb, there are certain things that you must do and some others which you should avoid. We’ve got some suggestions here about the do’s and don’ts during pregnancy.
While your nutritionist and your doctor always emphasize to cut down on your fat intake, this is one time when they would in fact recommend you to increase your fat intake, especially so if you are normal weight or on the thinner side. But then, if you’re already on the heavier side, then please stick to the amount of fat that your doctor permits you to have.
When taking in more fat, you’re bound to get worried about your cholesterol levels but there is no need to worry because both cholesterol and fat are important during pregnancy for the proper growth of your child’s brain. The additional advantage of eating more fat is that your skin elasticity increases which can help you evade stretch marks.
The Omega-3 fatty acids found in fats have a crucial role to play in the development of the child’s brain and if the kind of fat that you consume is not laden with these fatty acids, ask your doctor to recommend you a supplement for the same. Inadequate nutrition and lack of certain nutrition during pregnancy can lead to several health and mental problems for your baby, and so vitamin and mineral supplements may also be required.
Over exerting during pregnancy is certainly not a great idea; however that does not imply that you can shy away from exercising too. Light exercises and regular walks are undoubtedly beneficial as they improve the blood circulation and avoid stiffening of muscles and joints. Also your body will be able to release the toxins with the little sweat that may come along with these excesses.
If you already have been exercising regularly, simply reduce the intensity of your exercise while you can always extend the time for your workouts. Even for walking you need to slow down on your pace. The idea is to keep you agile for more hours while certainly avoiding strain and overload.