During my first pregnancy I really struggled to find the right information. You know that saying too many cooks spoil the broth? Well it’s the same thing when it comes to your pregnancy. Too much information, especially when it’s not based on science and facts, can confuse you and leave you wondering what you need to do next. Thankfully, my wise mother, along with a few great books, gave me the best pregnancy advice ever! And today, I’m going to share it with you!
Planning Is Everything
As your pregnancy progresses week by week, you’re going to need to make a plan. And not just any plan, but a detailed, step by step plan. The intimate details of your plan will decide how easy or difficult your pregnancy is going to be. Some of the most important things are choosing a doctor and hospital, finding the right prenatal testing center, signing up for birthing classes and breastfeeding classes. You can also think about baby names and any parenting related subjects with your partner.
You Need To Eat Right
It’s something that should go without saying but if you want your pregnancy to go smoothly, you need to get your nutrition right. Your health and the health of your baby depend on it which is why I’m shocked that more women don’t take this seriously.
Before I tell you what I ate, let me stress that you should check with your doctor to see what foods will suit you.
Here’s what my doctor suggested I eat. Dairy products like milk and cheese are rich in protein. They are also good sources of zinc and calcium.
Green leafy vegetables made up a majority of my diet. I ate a lot of broccoli, spinach, cabbage and a lot more. These vegetables are rich in fiber, vitamins and minerals.
I like chicken and when I was pregnant I ate a lot of it! It was the tastiest way for me to get my requirement of lean protein. You can also get protein from beans, peas, and cottage cheese.
If you like avocados then I have good news for you. They are rich in good fat, potassium and folate. And they came highly recommended from my doctor.
Fruits like berries also make a great snack. They are nutritious, contain very few calories and are loaded with antioxidants.
Prepare For Beyond The Pregnancy
Because pregnancy is such a big event, it can become easy to forget what’s coming next. Just before I went into labour, me and my partner packed our freezer with food that could easily be heated up whenever we needed. There was enough stock for at least a few weeks. We also stocked up on diapers and some basic medication meaning neither one of us would have to leave the house for sometime.
So, there you have it, the 3 best pregnancy tips I got. I really hope these three simple tips will help you out as much as it helped me!