It is one of the most joyous moments to see those two lines on the home pregnancy tests and realize what it means. But right after the moment passes comes a wave of worry. From then, each and everything seems to harm your precious little bundle of joy.
But you should not stress yourself out thinking about all the harmful things outside, but the stress in you is actually bad for the baby. So a happy mother is a good mother.
Nonetheless, we can’t avoid the precautions that should be taken while carrying a baby because the outside world can be very dangerous for the baby and the safest place is a mother’s womb.
So, here are the most appropriate precautions to be taken are listed below for healthy pregnancy.
Though doctors sometimes allow you to drink a harmless amount of alcohol, maybe a glass of wine during dinner or one pint of beer. But it is hard to keep track of the “safe amount” while drinking.
FAS or Fetal Alcohol Syndrome is a type of disease that is caused due to drinking while pregnant. Alcohol easily passes along from the mother to the baby, and the baby can have a high concentration of alcohol in its system. Which can probably lead to nervous system damage.
What you can do best is to avoid drinking any more alcohol after you find out you are pregnant, and don’t worry about drinking before you even know you are pregnant.
If you regularly drink coffee or intake caffeine of any kind, it is wise to stop immediately. There have been studies that show consumption of caffeine of 200-300 milligrams or more in a day might cause a great risk to your pregnancy. Caffeine at a high amount increases the risk of miscarriage, or other complications equally fatal.
You should keep in mind that Caffeine is not only Coffee, drinks such as green tea, black tea, soft drinks also contain caffeine. Even chocolates contain caffeine but in small quantity which is not that harmful.
If you are a avid coffee drinker, then all you can do is to regulate your consumption.
- Start with drinking just 1-2 cups a day
- Combine decaffeinated coffee with normal coffee, but small amount
- Gradualy stop drinking the normal coffee entirely
While pregnant, unfortunately some food items become bad for your baby as it might contain heavy metal substance, or maybe contaminated with bacteria or something else.
But don’t we are here to help to know what to avoid.
- Unpasteurized cheeses- goat, feta,brie, blue cheese
- Unpasteurized apple cider, juice or even milk
- Raw eggs or food containing raw eggs
- Uncooked or raw fish
- Meat spreads of any kind
- Processed meat
It is considered that fishes and shellfishes are extremely beneficial for a women as a part of their pregnancy diet. But in theat too try to avoid fishes with high level of mercury, it can cause brain damage of the fetus.
Fishes you should avoid are.
- King Mackerel
- Tile Fish
- Tuna steak- limited amount amount is OK
You can cuddle your fluffy little goofball as much as you can, but you should not touch the kitty litter box at all during your pregnancy.
Cat waste contains millions of parasites and bacteria. Which cause serious health damage. One such is Toxoplasmosis, which is dangerous to pregnant mothers. It cause severe brain damage or poor growth, but in severe but rare cases it can cause miscarriage or stillbirth. Babies can aslo be born with mental disabilities.
You should ask someone else to clean it and clean and sanitize it on a regular basis.
Would you light a cigarette and out it in your baby’s mouth? NO, right. That is what feels like when you smoke when you are expecting. The effects of a pregnant woman passes on to the unborn baby as well, like carbon monoxide, tobacco and nicotine.
You should avoid smoking, as well as avoid people smoking infront of you at all cost.
The effects of smoking can be very harsh to your baby
- Stillbirth or miscarriage
- Premature birth
- Low weight at bitrh
- SIDS-Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
If you are a smoker, then you have to sacrifice it for the sake of your baby. And also avoid secondhand smoke.
When you are pregnant things might feel overwhelming or troublesome. But you have to understand something, You as a mother, should be happy and healthy in order to have a healthy baby.
There can be lots of things that can go wrong when you are pregnant but you have to be calm and not stress out. Follow these basic pregnancy guides to enjoy every moment of the little bundle of joy that is growing inside of you.
Emily Bryant is a professional content writer. She completed her graduation in Psychology from the University of Montreal, Canada. She is very passionate about writing in many journals and magazines. She is the owner and co-founder of Tour And Travel. She is also associated with many authority blog sites such as Finance Team, SB Newsroom, Dream Land Estate, Emblem Wealth, and Dream And Travel.