As a pregnant woman, this is an exciting time. And with the rapid changes your body faces throughout pregnancy, it is important to maintain healthy habits on a daily basis.
Your uterus, connective tissues, and other organs need water more than ever to maintain healthy tissue. Drinking water will also help prevent large amounts of water weight gain, although a little water weight may be unavoidable.
Have good posture
Going through your day-to-day activities while maintaining good posture is essential for pelvic health and the prevention of diastasis recti, a condition in which the connective tissues of the abdominal wall begin to separate. Activate your core by sitting or standing with a neutral spine and “hugging your baby”, and squatting to pick up an object, rather than bending in half. Your body will thank you.
Take your multivitamin
If you’re not sure what ingredients your prenatal vitamin should have, then check with our healthcare provider. Taking in the proper nutrients is more important than ever during pregnancy because your body needs nutrients for two. Folic acid is perhaps one of the most critical nutrients needed for the prevention of birth defects, and any good prenatal vitamin will contain sufficient amounts.
Your body is doing a lot of work, and relaxation is important. Rest can include taking naps and other forms of self-care, such as journaling, breathing techniques, and just getting away for the weekend.
On that same note, do something just for you, especially if you have other children at home.
Pregnancy is an exciting time to anticipate your little one’s arrival, but don’t forget to take care of yourself as a pregnant woman. South Lake OB/GYN in Clermont is here to be a valuable resource for you through all your trimesters. Contact us today to book an appointment and learn more!