Congratulations, you are pregnant! While you are excited about the news, so many thoughts are racing through your mind! You have this sudden urge to know everything about pregnancy. Remember, as you step into this incredible journey, there’s more to unfurl every single day.
Keeping a tab on your health on a day-to-day basis and being aware of your general health goes a long way in ensuring that your pregnancy stays on the right track. Listen to your body and catch the signs so that you may pander to the needs it indicates.
If you are hungry, eat a healthy snack and steer clear of junk food. If you are thirsty, drink water, or a nourishing drink like a fresh juice or coconut water, and avoid caffeine and aerated beverages. If you feel stressed, take time to relax with a good book, or take a nap. Besides, do keep a tab on your vitals which are indicators of good health. These include:
Normal Blood Sugar and Blood Pressure Levels
During pregnancy, the blood pressure levels are a little on the higher side, while the sugar levels vary. Therefore, it is required to monitor the blood pressure and the blood sugar levels. If possible, maintain a record so that you may discuss it with your doctor when needed.
Health of the Uterus and Placenta
The uterus and the placenta must be healthy to ensure that the foetus is safe until the end of the pregnancy. The placenta is attached to the wall of the uterus. A loosely-attached placenta can lead to serious consequences. Do ask your doctor about the placement of your placenta, and about exercises that will help it be appropriately positioned .
Development of the Foetus
The growth of the baby and the health of the pregnancy are determined by the rate at which the foetus is developing. Factors such as weight gain determine the growth of the foetus. Lack of oxygen can be one of the factors that affect the foetus. Sometimes, this can interfere with the functions of the placenta. The movement of the foetus ensures that the baby is receiving adequate oxygen. You can start to feel the foetus movements as you advance into the second trimester of pregnancy. Feeling these movements and keeping a count of them indicates the health of your pregnancy.
A steady increase in your weight determines the growth of the foetus and eventually, the health of the pregnancy.
Plunging head-on into physical and emotional wellness, nutrition and health act as catalysts that boost your well-being during pregnancy. Immersing yourself in joy and taking care of your physical and emotional health will help you sail smoothly through this memorable journey.