The moment you find out that you are expecting a child, there will be bunches of advices from relatives and friends and they will keep on suggesting you on what to do and what not to do. You will be totally confused as a lot of contrary advices will come in front of you but it is you who have to be very careful on what to follow and what not. There are some major things like pregnancy diet, health regime, dental care and everything that has to be taken care of.
To get expert advice for pregnancy, one needs to consult a gynaecologist the moment they find out that they are expecting a child. Also one needs to consult a proper nutritionist to get a diet chart which they should follow during this tenure.
One has to be healthy; but not very weight or obese in this time. Obese women do face a lot of difficulty when they try to get pregnant and they also have a tendency to get into gestational diabetes. This leads to a lot of problems in their health. So it is a good idea to start exercises regularly if one is planning to get pregnant or has become pregnant. Enrol for an exercise program if one thinks they can do and start doing it soon. One also needs to eat and maintain a healthy diet during this period of time. As the dieticians say, one has to have at least five portions of green vegetables and fruits on a regular basis. Then the meal should also contain a lot of carbohydrates like rice, pasta and bread. Then there has to be some eggs, meat and fish along with milk and a portion of pulses as well.
Do not over do it on the caffeine when you are pregnant. Even if you love to have coffees then try to restrict that. Sticking to one cup of coffee a day is still okay but if you are in a habit of having 2 to 3 cups a day then you should definitely cut it down. This increases the blood pressure in your body and also increases the heart rate. Also the caffeine can cross placenta and affect them. The doctors say, having a dose of 150 to 300 milligrams of coffee a day is normal but not more than that.
One can have a lot of dried fruits in their pregnancy diet. This helps you to have instant energy and it also has a lot of fibre in it. They have a lot of dietary calcium in them and as a result they are very beneficial in pregnancy.
It is very much needed to get proper sleep and test during this period of time. One needs to sleep at least 8 hours every day so that their body can rest and the baby can grow in a healthy manner.
All the expert advice during pregnancy should only come from experienced gynaecologists and dieticians during pregnancy and not from any layman.