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6 Useful Health Tips To Keep Pregnant Women And Baby Healthy

Pregnancy and motherhood are the wonderful experiences that are unique to every woman. You are pregnant and before you lock yourself away just like the oversized Rapunzel for the next nine months to avoid any possible risk, you must be aware of the do's and don'ts regarding pregnancy.

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6 Useful Health Tips To Keep Pregnant Women And Baby Healthy

6 Useful Health Tips To Keep Pregnant Women And Baby Healthy

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1. Cut out caffeine from your diet.

 1. Cut out caffeine from your diet.

Higher consumption of caffeine is related to higher rates of miscarriage and birth complications. Caffeine up to 200 milligrams (equal to one 10oz cup of coffee) per day is safe. If you are a coffee lover, you may use the decaffeinated versions.

2. Listen to the right music.

2. Listen to the right music.

Music can make you relax and fall asleep and that will indirectly affect the baby. Never put the headphones too close to the baby as it may overstimulate the baby. Listen to light music, for instance, classical as it will usually include a range of notes and repeat which can create a lullaby sound.

3. Take plenty of sleep.

3. Take plenty of sleep.

You are not only eating for two but you need enough rest for two as well. Aim for minimum 8 hours a sleep at night and try to snatch a mid-afternoon nap as well. Sleeping on the left side is recommended for a pregnant woman. You can take a 5-10 minutes short walk in the middle of the night to reduce or remove any morning sickness you experience. Unless prescribed by a doctor, don't use sleeping pills.

4. Make sure you are eating enough.

4. Make sure you are eating enough.

In order to eat for two, you must consume 300 calories more per child on an average. The calories you consume should be healthy calories- not those from junk food and fast food.

5. Never drink alcohol or smoke while pregnant.

5. Never drink alcohol or smoke while pregnant.

Drinking alcohol and smoking increase the risk of miscarriage or stillbirth, makes it more likely that your child will have developmental disabilities later in life.

6. Don't spend time in hot tubs, saunas, or steam rooms.

6. Don’t spend time in hot tubs, saunas, or steam rooms.

High body temperature can be quite dangerous for the fetus as it may lead to developmental complications and defects. While warm baths and showers are fine, the environment where the temperature is above 101 °F (38 °C) should be avoided.

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