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Tips for pregnant women take care of themselves


 The duration of pregnancy lasts approximately 40 weeks normally, and pregnancy is divided into three different stages, and each stage is characterized by many changes, as the pregnant woman is affected by hormonal changes that appear in almost all parts of the body during the first trimester of pregnancy, which causes her to feel tired Extreme fatigue, pain and swelling of the breasts, nausea, mood swings, and constipation, but in the second trimester of pregnancy other symptoms begin to appear such as back and abdominal pain, feeling numbness or tingling in the hands, etc. As for the last third of pregnancy, a pregnant woman may suffer from Difficulty breathing, frequent urination, heartburn, hemorrhoids, trouble sleeping, and when the due date approaches, the cervix changes so that it becomes thinner in preparation for opening the birth canal during the birth process.

How a pregnant woman takes care of herself:
Take a pregnancy vitamins:
As these vitamins contain folic acid and iron in a greater proportion than other general vitamins, and doctors recommend taking 400 micrograms of folic acid at least one month before the start of pregnancy, and increasing the dose to 600 micrograms after confirming pregnancy, and folic acid helps reduce the chance The fetus has congenital deformities in the neural tube, such as a spins  bifida, and what should be noted is the need to avoid using large doses of vitamins during pregnancy and the need to consult a doctor or pharmacist before using nutritional supplements or herbal preparations.

Reducing the amount of caffeine you eat:
Where doctors advise pregnant women to reduce the amount of caffeine to less than 200 mg per day, which is equivalent to one cup of coffee, as some studies indicate that drinking caffeinated drinks in large quantities increases the risk of miscarriage, and that caffeine can reduce the rate of absorption Iron, in addition to its stimulant effect, may affect sleep quality and cause headache and heartburn in the pregnant mother's blood.

Avoid smoking:
As smoking can increase the risk of miscarriage, growth problems, placental abrupt ion, and premature labor, and it increases the risk of the baby developing what is known as cleft lip, and it is worth noting the need to avoid exposure to secondhand smoke as well.

Eat a healthy, balanced diet:
Avoid eating some types of foods that may be under cooked, or vegetables and fruits that are not well-washed, and advice can be explained regarding some types of foods, which are fish, while avoiding eating more than two to 3 servings of fish, including canned fish, and pregnant women are also advised to avoid Eat shark, swordfish, and mackerel, because they contain high levels of toxic mercury, and it is advised to avoid eating foods that are not well cooked.

Maintaining an ideal weight:
As the amount of weight gain varies between women, but a pregnant woman is expected to gain between 11.3-13.6 kilograms, and some women may need to gain more weight compared to the rest of pregnant women if their weight falls below the normal limits before pregnancy, so you can reach the ideal weight through consulting Specialist physician.

Exercise:
As exercise helps to increase strength and endurance, regulate weight during pregnancy, prevent or reduce pain associated with pregnancy and childbirth, stimulate blood circulation in the legs, reduce stress, and increase the level of serotonin that improves mood, and what should be noted is the need to avoid using water pools Hot, and steam baths during pregnancy.

Get enough rest:
As the pregnant woman suffers from fatigue during the first and last months of pregnancy, so care should be taken to take adequate rest, deal with things simply, and try to take a nap in the middle of the day, and learn various relaxation techniques such as yoga, deep breathing, and massage, to resist stress and improve quality Sleep at night.
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