Take baby steps in the first trimester!
Tuesday, February 8th, 2022
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The first trimester of pregnancy can be a little too much to adjust with, both physically and mentally. During this period, your baby grows faster than ever. So, by the time your baby enters the sixth week, it’s possible to hear its heartbeat and by the twelfth week, the bones, muscles and organs have all been formed. Since this trimester is when what you consume and do directly affects your baby’s growth, it’s important to know a few do’s and don’ts.
These Do’s help you to take extra special care of your little bundle of joy that is to arrive.
Do take multivitamins- Maintaining a diet rich in vitamins and minerals is the best way to support a growing baby, but just the diet alone may not be enough for pregnancy. Prenatal vitamins have higher levels of folic acid which forms blood cells and are also extremely helpful for the development of their nervous system, along with calcium and iron.
Do get lots of sleep- Your baby hasn’t even been born yet and you are already losing time daydreaming about them. Well, this just wouldn’t do. Pregnancy is demanding, especially in the first trimester as there are changes in hormone levels and the sheer anticipation of the life ahead overwhelms you. Fatigue is a sign that your body needs more rest, so stick to the set bedtimes and aim for seven to nine hours of shut-eye each night. If you sleep well, your baby rests well too.
Do work out- Pregnant women are the favourites of the family. Enjoy being pampered before the little one takes the centre stage, but don’t skip your regular exercise as it helps you to combat certain issues that arise during pregnancy like- insomnia, muscle pain, excessive weight gain, mood swings etc.and no, the excuse that exercising would harm the baby would not work anymore. Just keep it light.
Do get a flu shot- Imagine contracting influenza during your pregnancy where the risk of side effects is severe and greater in pregnant women. Thus to safeguard yourself and the fetus growing inside you it’s safe to get a flu vaccine since the injection does not contain the live virus and you can not get the flu from the vaccine.
Do limit stress- We will take care of the wardrobe, you take care of yourself. During the first months of conception you may hear lots of advice, and lots of things may dawn upon you out of nowhere but know that stress is bad for your health and for your baby’s development. We suggest using a pregnancy planner as it will help you stay organized and abreast of the things to do so that you can reduce stress, also deep breath as it calms you down.
These are the don’ts that you must follow to go that extra step for your baby’s comfort…
DON’T paint the nursery
One of the favourite past-times of pregnant women is to think about painting the nursery. Well don’t as chemicals and solvents in the paint can be toxic and harmful. But if you still want to (owing to your desire to connect), go for natural and organic paints and ensure the room is well ventilated.
DON’T stay in the same position for an extended period of time
Do not sit or stand for long periods of time as it can hurt your ankles and veins. Take frequent breaks to move around and keep your legs elevated after you’ve been on your feet for a while.
Don’t smoke or drink alcohol
This is common knowledge now that smoking and drinking alcohol can cause serious problems for the child’s development. We understand addiction and habits are hard to change and overcome but if not now then when?