My last pregnancy, I could have taken lots of steps to have a healthier pregnancy. While my pregnancy wasn’t “unhealthy” I did put on about 30 lbs more than was recommended. Some of that was bad food choices, and the rest was swelling due to pre-eclampsia.
This pregnancy I am working hard to prevent as much of the excessive weight gain as I can. I am working out as much as I can (my first trimester exhaustion has prevented me from doing as much as I want), but I am making the effort to get it done.
The following are some great tips to follow to help you have a healthy and happy nine months of pregnancy, and rebound quickly after baby is born. Check them out, and then make sure you enter the Knocked Up Fitness DVD Set and Mama2b Fitbook giveaway!
Tip 1: Eat nutritiously and make sure you take your vitamins. Pregnant women should adhere to a healthy diet that includes daily servings of whole grains, lean protein, and fruits and vegetables. A diet filled with the right foods can help you avoid conditions such as gestational diabetes and pre-eclampsia. VitaFusion has a great prenatal gummie vitamin.
Tip 2: Avoid toxins and chemicals that may harm your baby, including many common household solvents and cleaning agents. If you must use these chemicals, make sure the room is well ventilated and wear appropriate clothing to protect your skin. Belly Armor suggests stocking up Seventh Generation products.
Tip 3: Protect your baby from radiation. These days it seems nearly impossible to avoid the radiation that comes from common technology like ipads, cell phones, laptops and other electronic devices, but attention has recently been brought to the harmful effects of these products on a fetus. Taking the precaution of shielding against radiation exposure throughout pregnancy can significantly lower the health risks. Belly Armor products use RadiaShield® technology, which is integrated with basic maternity wear and accessories, to shield more than 99 percent of radiation, making every day tasks safer for mom and her growing baby.
Tip 4: Drink water. It is important for pregnant women to drink enough water to maintain proper circulation. Try to drink several full glasses of water per day to help you stay hydrated. This is especially important during times of excessive heat.
Tip 5: Keep Your Body and Mind Fit. Maintaining a regular exercise routine two or three times a week and eating wisely throughout pregnancy can help you stay healthy and decrease some common discomforts, such as backaches and fatigue. Pilates is known to be the safest and most effective type of exercise during pregnancy as it helps to strengthen your core, which makes for an easier labor and delivery. Try Knocked-Up Fitness DVDs with pilates master Erica Ziel.
Tip 6: Set goals and track your progress. Use the Fitlosophy Mama2b Fitbook to ensure an active and healthy pregnancy. The Mama2b Fitbook is a notebook that includes a guide to determine a goal for healthy baby weight gain, tips for a fit pregnancy, and power pregnancy foods to feed a growing baby bump.
Are you or someone you know currently expecting a baby? Do you want to check out a great workout program, and have a place to keep track of your pregnancy? Then this is the perfect giveaway for you! Enter to win a Knocked Up Fitness DVD Set ($36.99) and the Mama2b Fitbook ($24.95)
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- Family and Life in Las Vegas – Facebook
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Disclosure: I received a copy of Knocked Up Fitness DVD set for my review, all thoughts and opinions are 100% honest and my own.