Wednesday Wow: 92.7 is NOT a radio station

 It’s too hot to be touched! I don’t want my kids anywhere near me. Much less my husband. The hotter it is the further everyone should be! THANK GOD I’m not pregnant this summer.

Today I figured that  I would share a few of my best tips for women that are  carrying a baby in this HEAT.

 Diet

The food you take in should be rich in vitamins and minerals.

The eating-for-two theory should not be taken literally. It doesn’t mean that you have to double your consumption of regular meals. It only means that you have to choose the food you take in and make sure that it has all the nutrients that you will need to share it properly with the baby inside your womb. Take fiber-rich foods every day. Take 11 servings of grain, 2 to 4 servings of fruits and vegetables, 4 servings of dairy products and protein. Make sure you have everything covered in the food pyramid. During pre-natal care, the first few months will require an additional intake of folic acids. Your doctor will provide you the pre-natal vitamins so make sure you take it regularly. Eating properly will mean that you and the baby will both gain the required vitamins and minerals. If you eat too much of each food type and the baby gains more than required, it will be risky for both you and the baby.

Exercise-

This is not the time to drop four pants sizes.  Exercise does wonders  during pregnancy. It boosts mood, improves sleep, and reduces pregnancy aches and pains. It also prepares you for childbirth by strengthening muscles and building endurance, and makes it much easier to get back in shape after your baby’s born.

The ideal workout gets your heart pumping, keeps you limber, manages weight gain, and prepares your muscles without causing undue physical stress for you or the baby

Stress-

I read that approximately 12% of pregnant Black women deliver prematurely regardless of their age, education, income, or marital status. Stress has been indicated as a cause of preterm labor. Discover the source. You may want to keep a journal to help determine the root of your stress. Change what you can. The rest leave to our father who art in heaven….

There is a variety of stress relieving activities that may help you feel better. 

 

  • Some women relieve stress through exercise, such as prenatal yoga. The deep breathing and calm atmosphere is very relaxing.
  • Deep breathing and relaxation exercises may also be helpful.
  • Other women find meditation or prayer to be effective for relieving stress.
  • A massage may help relieve stress. Look for a practitioner who is experienced at massage for pregnant women.
  • Getting enough rest!

Happy Hump day! Feel free to comment!

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