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Pregnancy is the memorable and joyous phase of a woman's life, and you will be grateful. Nurturing and nourishing a life within is the most beautiful moment you can feel in your life. During the first trimester, your body shows numerous physical and emotional changes. If you’re pregnant, you will be loaded with responsibilities from the first day of conception until the day you deliver a baby. You will start wondering and thinking about what is good for the baby and what is not, especially while eating. You need to change your lifestyle because a small bad habit will harm your baby growing inside the womb, and you will create a risk for your baby.
During the first trimester of the pregnancy, the baby starts growing rapidly, and the chance of miscarriage is the most during this phase; that is why it's important to know about some precautions during first trimester. Here are some important first trimester precautions that an expecting mom needs to take in the first three months of pregnancy for baby growth inside the womb and lower the chance of any uncertainty.
For a healthy pregnancy, avoid smoking; it's the perfect time to stop it. Smoking during pregnancy leads to miscarriage and premature labor that takes your baby toward the risk of life. Smoked inhales during pregnancy will harm the development of the fetus developing within.
Avoid Intake of Alcohol
Drinking any quantity of alcohol is not at all safe during pregnancy. It’s better to avoid and have a healthy pregnancy. However, drinking alcohol affects the baby's brain development and also causes miscarriage. Stop drinking parties as it will cost the life of the fetus.
Avoid Hot Baths
It has often been seen that pregnant women take hot showers to reduce back and body pains during pregnancy, but it’s not safe at any cost; this will harm your little one's growing process. If you want relief from back pain, fill hot water in a bag not exceeding 37 degrees Celsius. Add a layer of the towel between a bag and skin, and have a healthy pregnancy.
Avoid Caffeine Intake
You’re not the only one who is a caffeine lover. Many of you start your day with a cup of coffee, soft drinks, and cold coffee. But caffeine intake during pregnancy restricts the baby’s growth and increases the risk of low birth weight at delivery.
Avoid Unhealthy Food
For a healthy pregnancy, avoid eating unhealthy food or old food. Eat a freshly cooked healthy diet for the baby's proper development during the first trimester of pregnancy. Keeping yourself nourished is important to nurture your baby.
Avoid Processed and Junk food.
Stop eating processed and junk food from your first trimester of pregnancy to have a healthy pregnancy. Processed food contains sodium nitrate traces and other substances that may cause cancer and affect the fetus's development. Furthermore, there will be the addition of some pesticides in the food that is why it is recommended to eat fresh and organic food.
Say No To Papaya
It is recommended that not to eat raw papaya during pregnancy, especially in the first trimester. The early stage of pregnancy is crucial, and you need to take extra care of your baby as there is a high chance of having a miscarriage, and eating raw papaya can be one of the reasons.
From the early stage of pregnancy, it is safe to do some exercise. Make your daily routine to do light exercises and specific yogas asanas for pregnancy to have a healthy pregnancy. Exercising daily recommended by your doctor will add a layer of protection for fetus development. Exercise keeps you fresh and energetic during pregnancy.
Meditation is also a very important and most performed practice a woman does during pregnancy to have a healthy baby and overall development. Meditation daily for at least 30 minutes will reduce your stress, morning sickness, anxiety, depression, and other discomforts that will affect your baby. Meditation during the first trimester of your pregnancy is very important to stay healthy.
Listen to music
Do what your baby loves! There is some pregnancy music that needs to be listened to in the first three months of pregnancy. In many studies, it is found that listening to music during pregnancy like Garbh Sanskar music, Vedic mantras, etc., will make your baby happy growing inside the womb.
Eat Healthy Diet
The first trimester of your pregnancy is very important considering the baby's development as they start growing these days, so they need more nutrients to live healthy inside the belly. For better fetus development, include food with rich nutritional content like vitamins, minerals, calcium, protein, green leafy vegetables, fruits, etc.
Stay connected with your doctor.
Stay connected with your doctor and have regular checkups to make sure everything is fine during the first trimester of pregnancy and keep checks on the baby's development. Sometimes, women are diagnosed with high blood pressure, diabetes, anxiety, depression during pregnancy. Keep your environment healthy and stay away from diseases.
These are some important precautions you need to take during the first trimester or early stage of your pregnancy and increase the chance of having a healthy and brilliant baby. Also, it's important to live stress-free, happy and positive during your pregnancy. I wish you a healthy pregnancy!