Babies are a miracle from heaven. They are God’s blessing to you! Now being pregnant means there are some things that are a no go for you for a while like drinking your heart out, party on a Friday night, sweets and some Japanese food. Eating healthy is the number 1 priority since you will be eating now for two. But hey the good news is you can still do a lot. Here are few things you can still do for you and the baby.
Pregnant women who exercise have less back pain and has more energy. There is a different exercise program that pregnant women can do like Yoga, Pilates for Mama and gyms have programs for them. Activities like this can prep up the momma for a safe and natural delivery. Always check with your doctor before trying any form of exercise and do it with caution.
Pregnant means eating healthy for you and the baby. All processed meat products have to be put on hold for a while, meaning no hotdog on a bun, ham and no BACON (that one hurts?). But no one said you have to sacrifice the good food because we always have an alternative. Tuna sandwiches can be the real deal. Tuna has Omega-3 fatty acid which is important for baby’s brain development. So, go make some tuna sandwich and don’t forget to add some tomatoes and lettuce for health benefits!
Old folk says that coffee is not good for pregnant women but recent studies show that pregnant women are allowed to drink coffee but should not be more than 200mg of caffeine per day. It’s safe to say that Starbucks won’t be missing you and you can always ask your Barista for a decaffeinated drink because it’s much safer.
If you love Japanese food you have to eat Sushi and Sashimi in moderation for a while. It is safe for pregnant women to eat raw fish although you have to choose which fish to eat, it should be the one with low mercury level like salmon. Enjoy the Japanese cuisine, you don’t have to give it up!
An Occasional Glass of Wine
When you got pregnant first thing you have to give up is drinking an alcoholic beverage. The association like the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the American Pregnancy Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics say that drinking wine during pregnancy is not safe. Yet some studies show that drinking wine doesn’t have any negative impact on the baby’s brain development. Too much of something is bad so just have a sip of Merlot.
“No, you can’t color your hair because the chemical will be bad for the baby” – you usually hear those lines. Health experts say that bleaching is not really bad for the baby because only a little hair color can be absorbed by the skin. So, go ahead sport that ash blonde and feel pretty during your pregnancy!