A healthy pregnancy is an accomplishment of subtle, prominent changes made over the course of pregnancy in an expectant mom’s diet and lifestyle, more so, in the case of medical concerns and an average nutritional status!
One of the factors influencing the incidence of major or minor complications in pregnancy could be any form of excessive/sudden weight gained during pregnancy as well as increased BMI at pre-conception. Being overweight might elevate the chances of:
b. Gestational diabetes
c. High blood pressure and pre-eclampsia
d. Heavier bleeding after delivery etc.
e. Complications during delivery
It is a well acknowledged fact that a healthy pregnancy can be better handled than a complicated one. Take a glance at the tips mentioned below; try a few of these if your Obstetrician wanted you to watch your pounds.
1. Eating healthy
Nutritional requirement getting doubled does not necessarily mean eating for two. Eating healthy doesn't mean having uncontrolled portion sizes, even if it meant healthy food!
Sample tips for healthy eating:
2. Regular exercises
Undertaking simple exercises regularly is an inseparable part of a healthy pregnancy. A “go” for exercises should come from the Obstetrician’s desk. Exercising can be made consistently interesting by taking it up in “bits and pieces”. A classic example is Yoga at morning for 20-25 min, healthy walking for 15-20 minutes in the evening for better digestion, avoiding excessive weight gain and balancing blood sugar levels.