5 Ways to Stay Healthy During your Pregnancy

Although good health is always important, staying healthy is particularly crucial during pregnancy. In addition to visiting your Arcadia, CA, OB/GYNs, Dr. Anya Rose, and Dr. Megan Gau, for prenatal visits, a few simple steps can help you maintain and improve your health.

Simple ways to stay healthy during pregnancy

Focusing on your health not only eases pregnancy symptoms but also gives your baby the best possible start. These five recommendations will help you stay fit and healthy during your pregnancy:

  • Focus on Healthy Eating: Although you'll be gaining weight during your pregnancy, that doesn't mean that now is the time to indulge in your love of junk food. Fatty, fried, processed, and sugary foods may not provide the nutrients your baby needs for proper growth and development. Instead, fill your plate with leafy greens, fruits and vegetables, whole-grain foods, low-fat dairy products, poultry, fish, and lean meat.
  • Take Prenatal Vitamins: Although the foods you eat are a good source of vitamins, you'll need extra nutrients during pregnancy. The prenatal vitamins your OB/GYN prescribes contain a variety of vitamins and minerals, including calcium, iron, zinc, B-complex vitamins, and vitamins A, C, D, and E. Folic acid, one of the B-complex vitamins, is particularly important because it helps prevent defects in your baby's brain and spinal cord.
  • Exercise: Exercise keeps your bones, muscles, and heart strong and may also reduce common pregnancy-related complaints, like low energy, sleep issues, and back pain. If you currently participate in sports or vigorous forms of exercise, ask your OB/GYN if you'll need to modify your exercise routine during your pregnancy.
  • Get Plenty of Sleep: No matter how energetic you usually are, you're bound to feel a little tired and lethargic during pregnancy. Take naps if you're tired and go to bed at a reasonable hour. Going to bed and waking up at the same time every day may be helpful if you're experiencing insomnia.
  • Break Your Bad Habits: Everything you put into your body, including alcohol, caffeine, illegal drugs and the nicotine in cigarettes can affect your unborn baby. It's best to avoid alcohol, recreational drugs, and nicotine during pregnancy and cut down on coffee, tea, and soft drinks that contain caffeine.

Do you have a question or concern about your pregnancy? Call your OB/GYNs in Arcadia, CA, Dr. Rose, and Dr. Gau, at (626) 461-7071.

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