Answers to all the doubts of a newly pregnant women

Giving birth is life’s most exciting and beautiful thing. You might be happy yet confused and afraid at the same time. Your body begins to change, your mental state varies, and you start feeling a new life inside you. We are here to help you through this amazing journey by answering all those doubts about pregnancy. 

Are there any significant changes I should bring to my routine?

Yes, get ready for some big changes. You must take adequate rest during pregnancy but still do regular exercise. If you’re a person who opts for junk food and sugary beverages, it’s time to take a break from them. Importantly you should try to be positive and hopeful because it is crucial for your baby’s health. Remember that your strength and fitness are your baby’s too. 

I get nauseous almost every day; how can I deal with it?

Nausea is a general discomfort during pregnancy, and it is something almost every woman experiences. To get rid of this, you can try the following tips:

  • Stay hydrated
  • Get up slowly in the morning and drink water or tea
  • Eat food at regular intervals
  • Take rest whenever you feel like you want it
  • Balance your blood sugar level

I am too stressed and have no idea how to cope with these mood swings. What can I do? 

Mood swings are a frequent test during pregnancy; it is the result of hormonal changes. You might be anxious about your child’s health, any risk, or all the quick changes that are going to happen. Now, here’s how you are going to deal with it:

  • Take rest and get good sleep
  • Eat nutritious food and foods that are healthy and can cheer you up
  • Most importantly, talk to your partner about everything you are feeling physically and emotionally. 
  • Talk with your parents and friends, especially ladies. 
  • Seek support from doctors if you think the level of anxiety is going out of hand.

How can I get enough sleep? And how many hours of sleep is enough?

Not getting enough sleep will be trouble for anyone, and if it is for pregnant women who need extra rest, the situation is a nightmare. Here are a few tips you can follow to get good sleep:

  • Get at least an hour of morning sunlight
  • Avoid eating junk foods and try healthy homely meals
  • Say bye to caffeine for a while, and if you absolutely can’t resist it, try not to drink coffee in the afternoon. 
  • How about trying relaxing yoga for sleep?
  • Take a walk or do a small workout
  • Try to stay calm and get rid of all that anxiety.

About 6-8 hours of sleep is a must for everybody. And pregnant women must sleep for 8 to 10 hours. 

I am tired all the time. How can I get rid of this tiredness?

Fatigue is yet another common pregnancy discomfort. You experience this tiredness because of all the quick changes your body is going through. It indicates the need for extra energy for you and the life inside of you. Try the following tips to avoid tiredness:

  • Tiredness can be a result of the deficiency of certain nutrients. So eat healthy foods like vegetables, fruits, and nuts. 
  • Get some workout; physical inactivity can cause fatigue.
  • Take a walk and get fresh air.
  • Drink enough water to fight dehydration
  • Seek the help of a doctor if the tiredness is getting harder.

What can I do to maintain a balanced weight?

Increased body mass in women before and during pregnancy can cause lifestyle diseases in the baby or lead to being overweight when they are born. 

You can avoid this by maintaining an average weight. 

  • Say no to processed foods and saturated fats
  • Avoid salty chips and sugary beverages
  • Take not more than 5g of salt per day
  • Exercise regularly and moderately.
  • Eat vegetables, fruits, and healthy nuts
  • Make sure you have all the essential nutrients on your plate

Is sex during pregnancy safe? Does it affect my baby?

One major misconception is that having sex when you are pregnant is wrong or bad for the baby. The good news is, sex during pregnancy is totally normal. However, there are certain things you should keep in mind.

  • Choose sex positions that feel safe and comfortable for you.
  • Being on the top while having sex is a better option during pregnancy.
  • Avoid sexual intercourse during the last 37 weeks.
  • Avoid penetration or sexual intercourse for at least six weeks after giving birth.
  • Consider your mental or emotional condition and desire for sex
  • Talk with your partner about pregnancy and sex-related worries/desires.

I suffer from severe back pain. Is there anything I can do to relieve the back pain?

 As your tummy gets larger and larger over the nine months, the chances of backache increases. However, there are certain things you can do to ease this pain. Here’s the list of things you should consider to deal with backache:

  • There are certain exercises you can do to avoid back pain; give it a try.
  • Get enough rest
  • Sit straight and stand straight
  • Do not wear high heel shoes
  • Take a walk every day
  • Get some good back massages
  • Avoid carrying heavy objects
  • Use your pillows in a way that supports your back

Why do I need to pee often? Is there anything I can do to control it? 

Yes, the need for pee increases while you are pregnant. When you are pregnant, the pelvic muscles lose some of their strength and decreased bladder capacity. 

  • Pelvic exercises can help strengthen your pelvic muscles, which can help you out.
  • Do not stop drinking the right amount of water because you are too lazy to urinate often

What is some big NO NO during pregnancy?

There are certain practices you should even think about trying when you are pregnant. That is:

  • Say no to smoking
  • Avoid the intake of alcohol
  • Consult your doctor if you are taking any other medication, don’t just assume it’s okay or bad by yourself
  • Steer clear from pollution

Advice to pregnant women based on Ayurvedic Medicine

Every medical practice advises women to be extra careful and attentive during pregnancy. Ayurveda gives the same advice…