Tips for Maintaining a Healthy Pregnancy
The most critical time in a child’s life is widely believed to be infancy, but in reality, it is the time spent in
the womb that impacts them the most. Everything you do, feel and consume during pregnancy affects the
development of your baby’s brain and body. Therefore, it is essential that you do all you can to ensure a
healthy environment for your baby to develop in.
Stress is a common side effect of being pregnant. It might be especially frequent toward the end of
pregnancy when many expectant mothers are worrying over preparations and last minute considerations.
Unfortunately, stress carries over to your baby and can cause negative consequences on many aspects
of development. However, hot baths, exercise and plenty of rest easily remedy stress. Anything that
reduces cortisol, the stress hormone, will work.
Good nutrition is as important to your baby in the womb as it will be later in their life. In addition to a high
quality multivitamin, a large assortment of fresh fruit and vegetables, meats and whole grains will supply
you with everything that you need. For larger quantities of the pregnancy supporting nutrients vitamin A,
vitamin D and omega 3, it might be worth your time and money to seek out grass fed or pasture-raised
It’s up to your liver and kidneys to filter the toxic substances and wastes from your body, including the
wastes that your baby’s body makes. However, this function is made difficult when you don’t get enough
water. Drinking plenty of water to keep your system clean will help your baby develop properly.
There is no better time to start bonding with your baby than before they’re even born. Studies have shown
that babies whose mothers talked and sang to them during pregnancy were happier, healthier and more
intelligent than babies who did not get this attention. This can also help mothers to feel more calm and
content when they’re under stress.
Exercising is like giving your body a tune-up. It promotes the loss of excess fat, hormonal stability,
good digestion and the release of mood-enhancing neurotransmitters. It also fights stress and pain and
improves blood flow. All of these things can greatly improve the health of you and your baby.
With all of the steps taken to maintain your health and your baby’s health while still in your womb,
consider taking additional steps to plan for a healthy future by considering optional procedures like cord
blood banking. Cord blood is rich in stem cells and can be collected right after birth to be saved and
stored in a private facility until the family needs them for a medical treatment, should the need arise.
When your baby is in your arms for the first time, you will be so happy that you invested so much into your
health during pregnancy and after….it will all be worth it.
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