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Pregnancy- Do’s and don’ts

Pregnancy- Do’s and don’ts

Dr. Preeti Raheja - Gynecologist - Paras Bliss
by: Dr. Preeti Raheja
Consultant - Gynecologist

Your little bundle of joy needs your complete care even before arriving in this world. Few things if taken into consideration lead to birth of healthy baby.

Nutrition:

  • During pregnancy it is important to consume a protein rich diet with a balance of carbohydrates and fats.
  • It is good to eat small frequent meals.
  • Nuts like almond, walnuts and pistachio have amazing benefits.
  • Seafood- Fishes contain Omega-3 fatty acids so, are beneficial. But, raw fish should be completely avoided. Also, fishes like Swordfish, tile fish which have content of mercury should not be consumed.
  • Tender Coconut water is recommended in pregnancy.
  • Unpasteurized, processed foods and foods containing deli meat including hot dogs, sausages, smoked salmon should be avoided.
  • Do not consume foods containing Mono Sodium Glutamate (MSG), which is a common flavoring agent in foods like chips and Chinese cuisine.
  • Consumption of 200mg coffee per day is permissible.
  • Do not smoke or drink alcohol at all.

Pregnancy- Do’s and don’ts

Exercise:

  • Before talking about activity it is important to highlight that “GET ENOUGH SLEEP and REST”.
  • Do not start any new exercise regime which you have not done before.
  • Carry on your normal routine.
  • Avoid lifting heavy weight and pushing heavy objects.
  • Swimming is a good form of exercise during pregnancy. But great caution should be taken regarding cleanliness of pod.
  • Walking (30 minutes) is a good form of keeping yourself fit.
  • Practicing yoga has amazing benefits during delivery and child birth.

Medicine:

  • Do not consume any medicine without consulting your doctor as some medicines can adversely affect fetus.
  • Do consume your nutrition supplements as prescribed regular.

General dos and don’ts:

  • Avoid hot tub baths and sauna.
  • Use any chemical on skin with great caution like hair colors are better avoided during first trimester.

Taking few precautions can help attain a healthy outcome. To sum up, “KEEP A POSITIVE ATTITUDE”. Your mental status definitely impacts your baby even before the baby is born.

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