Congratulations! A Baby Is On The Way!

January 11, 2013 · Posted in General 

Pelvic tilts are a great way to reduce the lower back pain associated with pregnancy. Get on the ground with your hands on the floor and knees as well and arch your back high, then arch it low, and stretch the muscles in your back. Doing tilts like this can ease your pain. They may also help to move your baby into the optimum position for birth. When you become pregnant, it is vital to take the time and put in the effort to educate yourself. There is much that you should know about pregnancy. The more that you learn, the more prepared you will be for the process. Making yourself comfortable with all facets of pregnancy whittles down your fear of all things unknown by taking the mystery out of it. This prevents much stress and discomfort. Consume at least 15 milligrams of zinc each day when you are pregnant. Many women have a zinc deficiency during pregnancy. This can affect their baby’s growth and immune system. Some studies have indicated that not consuming enough zinc can also affect the immune system of your unborn child’s offspring. Do not worry if the shade of your pregnancy test looks pale. If you use a pregnancy test that isn’t digital, don’t worry if the line that shows up is faint. A line is a line and it only determines if you are pregnant or not.

During your pregnancy, you should not smoke or drink excessive alcohol. Any addictive substance such as drugs or alcohol, whether legal or not, can cause harm to the fetus. Avoid substances that are harmful to your body during pregnancy, and make sure you eat healthily and nutritiously.

You may want to think about giving your belly a massage when you reach the end of the second trimester. Sit comfortably on a sofa or bed with support from a pillow or two at your back. Instead of lotion, apply oil onto your belly, and massage lightly. Play relaxing music and breathe deeply when massaging. This will keep you relaxed, and it will be soothing for your baby.


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