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10 Tips For A Healthy Pregnancy | Dr. Lori Gore-Green

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Dr. Lori Gore-Green identifies 10 tips for a healthy pregnancy. Please visit DrLoriGoreGreen.org to learn more.

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10 Tips For A Healthy Pregnancy | Dr. Lori Gore-Green

  1. 1. PREGNANCY HEALTHY 10 TIPS FOR A DR. LORI GORE-GREEN
  2. 2. Take a Multivitamin Taking a multivitamin will ensure that both you and your baby are getting enough nutrients during the pregnancy with vitamins that may not be in your diet. Folic acid, calcium, and iron are also essential to develop the neural cord, which becomes the brain and spinal cord.
  3. 3. Monitor Your Weight Purchase a scale and weigh yourself each week to avoid putting your baby at risk of a low weight if you gain too much. A normal weight gain is between 25 to 30 pounds.
  4. 4. Prepare for Delivery Educate yourself and prepare for delivery by taking a childbirth class where you'll learn what to expect after you go into labor. This will allow you to practice breathing exercises and even report birth defects that have occurred in your family history.
  5. 5. Stay Active Although it may be easy to slow down after becoming pregnant, it's important to exercise three to five times a week to maintain your weight and increase your blood circulation. Opt for workouts that include pilates, yoga, or swimming and attempt to work out for 30 minutes each day.
  6. 6. Wear Comfortable Shoes Wear shoes that have proper support on your feet and don't put you at risk of falling as you begin to carry the baby.
  7. 7. Sleep on Your Side Avoid putting excess pressure on your baby as you sleep at night by avoiding sleeping on your back or stomach. Opt for sleeping on your left side, which will allow more nutrients and blood to reach the placenta.
  8. 8. Practice Kegels Strengthen your pelvic floor muscles by performing Kegels each day to support your uterus, bladder, and bowels. This will help you during the pushing process after you go into labor.
  9. 9. Eat Foods That Contain Folate To increase your health during your pregnancy, opt for consuming foods that are rich in folate, which will allow the neural tube to develop correctly and covers the spinal cord. Consume foods that include asparagus, orange juice, cereal, and lentils.
  10. 10. Consume Less Caffeine Instead of relying on coffee to get energy during your pregnancy, you can maintain your health by reaching for fruit instead. The natural sugars that are available in the food will allow you to recharge without consuming caffeine, which is considered to be a psychoactive drug.
  11. 11. Pay Attention to Pain Know when to call the doctor by paying close attention to any pain that you may be experiencing. Contractions at 20-minute intervals and strong cramps can be a cause of concern and should be evaluated by a medical professional.
  12. 12. PLEASE VISIT DRLORIGOREGREEN.ORG INTERESTED IN LEARNING MORE?

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