The list of things you’re supposed to avoid while pregnant seems to be much longer the list of items you’re actually allowed to do. This is especially true when it comes to advice from family and friends. Here are five things that you can continue doing while you’re pregnant, despite what your Granny says.
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Exercise: Feel Free to Keep That Gym Membership
Exercise usually doesn’t harm you or the baby. In fact, regular exercise during pregnancy is beneficial to both mother and baby as it can relieve body pains and aches and lower the risk of more serious pregnancy issues like gestational diabetes. It’s important to not push yourself too hard, however. Be sure to talk to your doctor before making any changes to your workout routine.
Travel: Don’t be Afraid to Take a Pre-Baby Vacation
For many years, pregnant women have been told to avoid flying, especially during the last trimester. While most doctors won’t advise flying in the last part of your third trimester, you can typically travel whilst pregnant any other time during pregnancy without worry. If you have a high-risk pregnancy, you make have to take extra precautions.
Meditation: Don’t Give Up Your Daily Quiet Time
It is widely known that meditation has many health benefits, but it is especially important during pregnancy as it lowers the risk of depression and anxiety. This can help you prevent getting to anxious and stressed, and allow you to recharge and feel uplifted.
Dental Exams: Keeping Up with Oral Health Now Is Important
Some pregnant women are worried about dental work during pregnancy, so they avoid the dentist altogether. However, some people are more susceptible to oral health problems while pregnant, and going to your regular check-ups can prevent problems. Most dentists can help you maintain your best oral health.
Eating Healthy: Don’t Give In To Every Craving
While pregnancy may make you crave certain foods, it’s important to continue eating healthy. If you are constantly craving sugary foods or fast food, it’s okay to eat that once in awhile, but not replace your healthy diet. Sometimes, unusual or specific cravings may indicate a vitamin deficiency, so ask your doctor if you are concerned.
Certain pregnancy issues may result in a higher risk factor for complications, so listen to your body and always check with your doctor. Overall, you shouldn’t have to make major lifestyle changes during pregnancy unless you had unhealthy habits before.