Family, Health

Healthy Habits For Pregnant Women

For anyone that has ever had a baby will know, there are plenty of dos and don’ts when it comes to pregnancy. There are certain foods to avoid, as well as exercises to avoid, as well as certain supplement that are recommended to take (such as folic acid). But really, if you are planning to get pregnant, there are several things to be doing before you even are pregnant. Not only will it help to make a healthy pregnancy, but some things can help to actually improve your chances of conceiving. If you’re planning to be pregnant soon (or already are), then here are some things to help you to be the healthiest that you can be, for you and for the baby.

Healthy Habits For Pregnant Women

Stop Smoking

If you are a smoker, or even if your partner is a smoker, then it is time to quit if you want to have a baby. The impact on an unborn child can be a lower birth weight, premature labor, and other complications that are connected. There can also be some infertility concerns if you are a smoker, or if your partner is. A man that smokes is more likely to be infertile than a man that doesn’t. Though there are things that you can do about it, such as help from sites like, it is easier in the first place if you can do something about it yourself. So if this is a problem for you, then it is time to make some changes and quit.

Be Active

To help you to have a healthy pregnancy and avoid excess weight gain, one of the things that you need to do is to make sure that you are active. It could just be walking and making sure that you are achieving the standard 10,000 steps per day. It could be that you take up swimming or yoga. If you’ve already been quite active, then you can keep at it when you’re pregnant (just check with your midwife or doctor if you are unsure). There are plenty of benefits to exercise when you’re pregnant, though.

Choose Organic

You are what you eat, and what you eat goes into your body, and if you’re pregnant or trying to conceive, then it will pass onto your baby too. And quite shockingly, there was a study done in 2012, more information here, that found that prolonged exposure to pesticides and other toxins can have the same impact on your unborn baby as smoking tobacco can have. So it really does get you thinking about the things that you are putting into your body, just by what you eat. It has been found that you can lower your exposure to harmful pesticides just be choosing organic options, and that goes for food, as well as things like beauty or hair care.

A happy pregnancy will happen when you are taking steps to be the healthiest that you can be. And you will feel the impact of it as the pregnancy progresses.


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