A pregnant woman may find herself much more vulnerable to fears and concerns. There is the added anxiety of the first three months being the most fragile. Even the most healthy women can have pregnancy problems. 60 percent women are known to miscarry in their first trimester and so it is the best time to start taking a really good care of yourself.
Here are Some Tips For Pregnancy Care During First 3 Months (The First Trimester):
1. Consult your Gynecologist: It is essential to get in touch with your gynecologist as soon as you get to know you are pregnant. Organizing an appointment early means you will get proper advise for a healthy pregnancy right from the beginning. Common reasons for obtaining an ultrasound examination in the first trimester are to confirm that the fetus is alive. When a women is pregnant, ultra sound helps in detecting abnormalities of fetus.
2. Eat well: With the increased requirement of all the nutrients in your body throughout the pregnancy, it is important to maintain a healthy and balanced diet. Bear in mind that your baby is getting all the nutrients from you.
Make sure you get energy yielding foods (carbohydrates), body building food (proteins) and protective food (minerals and vitamins) in correct proportion. Get enough of the essentials and supplements.
3. Don’t go on a diet when pregnant: Dieting during pregnancy is potentially hazardous to you and your baby. It could deprive your baby of the much needed vitamins and minerals. You may end up with deficiency of iron and folic acid. It is actually recommended that pregnant women should gain weight.
4. Foods you should avoid: You will need to avoid certain foods during your pregnancy, because they might contain bacteria like E-coil, parasites or toxins that could be harmful for your developing baby. You definitely don’t need extra calories in your first trimester. You should avoid the intake of raw or partially-cooked eggs, raw undercooked meat, unpastuerised milk, raw vegetables and papaya.
5. Say no to alcohol: Drinking too much alcohol can cause physical defects, disabilities and emotional problems in children. It also increases the risk of miscarriage and therefore you should completely give up alcohol while pregnant. Excessive drinking also impairs the mental and physical development of your baby.
6. Do not smoke: If you smoke, you should immediately give it up completely – the sooner the better. The smoke you inhale can effect the growth and development of your unborn baby, resulting in him having a low birth weight.
7. Avoid caffeine: Caffeine may increase your risk of miscarriage and having a low-weight baby. Caffeine absorbs iron and therefore it is recommended that pregnant women should limit caffeine intake.
8. Get Some Rest: It is very normal to feel exhausted or tired during the first trimester. This is because your body is getting used to rapidly changing hormone levels. The Hormonal changes may also make you feel worn out. Take as much rest as you can as it is good for your body and mind. Obviously it will be hard for you if you are working.
9. Learn the danger: There are some symptoms that you should never ignore. As your uterus grows you may feel mild cramps in your stomach. Some pregnant women even experience a little spotting at the time they would be mensurating. Always check with your doctor if you are experiencing any such thing.