The basic care in the health of the pregnant woman

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During pregnancy, it is especially important for a pregnant woman to take good care of herself and herself, more than ever in life. You will receive advice from around the world on what you should and should not do. In this article, I do not intend to lay the foundations of the behavior of all pregnant women since each pregnancy is different and each woman is different. Some pregnancies, in particular, have special problems and some women, in particular, have them too.

The basic care in the health of the pregnant woman for nutrition

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Every pregnant woman should be in contact with her doctor and make timely revisions that correspond during pregnancy. Healthy women tend to have healthy children and here it is only intended to solve the most common doubts and to educate future mothers so that, using logic and following basic advice, their pregnancy does not give them more problems than necessary.


Keep in mind that, while it lasts, you are eating for a pregnant woman two or more. It is not the moment, therefore, to skimp calories or to put on a diet. During a normal pregnancy, you always tend to get fat and you do not have to worry about it. On the other hand, it is not convenient to abandon and abuse fatty foods, sweets or junk food. Try to maintain a balanced diet based on plenty of fruit, vegetables, and cereals or wholemeal bread. Make several daily meals in which you should not eat large quantities. Avoid large binge and an excessive distance between food and food.

Sausages or semi-cooked meats

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Another important recommendation is not to eat raw or unprepared meats, sausages or semi-cooked meats. Whenever meat is eaten, it must be well cooked. It is also important to thoroughly wash all the fruit and vegetables that are going to be consumed.

foods rich in calcium

The contribution of additional calcium is important in pregnant women. Add to your diet milk and milk products, enriched orange juice, broccoli, sardines or other foods rich in calcium.

Eight glasses of water

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It is also essential the intake of abundant fluids. Drinking at least eight glasses of water a day is an excellent recommendation for any pregnant woman. Many medical specialists recommend adding a folic acid supplement to avoid malformations of the neural tube (spina bifida). The supplement must be given one month before conception and during the first three months of pregnancy.

It is also a good idea to reduce the consumption of substances such as coffee, tea, soft drinks, and chocolate. Miscarriage has been linked to the ingestion of large amounts of caffeine.

Physical exercise

Swimming and walking

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It is recommended throughout pregnant woman. It is preferable to perform the low-impact physical exercise, swimming and walking are the most indicated. You can also practice others such as yoga, tennis or paddle, but if you feel excessive fatigue, shortness of breath or discomfort, you should decrease the intensity and rhythm of the exercise in question. It is advisable to make frequent stops in the practice of any sport during pregnancy.

Kegel exercises

“Kegel exercises” help strengthen and prepare the muscles of the pelvic cavity for delivery. The simplest way to learn to control them is by interrupting and releasing the flow of urine during urination. Once the mechanism is identified and learned, it can be put into practice by simply sitting on a chair.

The dream

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It is important to take care of it in a special way. While the pregnant woman lasts, you should try to sleep as much as possible. As the abdomen dilate, it will be more difficult to find a position that allows you to sleep comfortably.

You should try to rest lying on the left side as much as possible. Sleeping on this side displaces the uterus so that it does not compress the great vessels (the aorta and the vena cava). This optimizes blood flow to the placenta and, therefore, to the baby. It also helps prevent swelling of the pregnant woman

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