6 Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy | Pregnancy Fitness Giveaway

 

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.

"32 Weeks pregnant" "Pregnancy Pictures"

You guys - this was only 32 weeks!!

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)

I can’t ask you to follow my blog or these fabulous companies on FB as part of the giveaway, but I would love if you would consider doing it regardless!

 

Good Luck!

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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.

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  1. I did great with my first pregnancy by only gaining 19 pounds. This pregnancy is not going as well now that I’m a busy mommy. thanks for the giveaway!

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  2. It was really hard to avoid that radiation as an ER nurse… I was constantly wearing a the protctive cover or trying to get out of the room (hard when there is 50 people in there). I did not know that there was an actula maternal accessory for it, although I wonder how much radiation it protects against.
    Thanks and great tips!

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  3. Great tips. I stayed within the weight range my doctor wanted me to through each PG. It wasn’t easy though with my unhealthy cravings lOL

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  4. Such great tips!

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  5. i like how she makes pilates accessible to pregnant women

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  6. Desiree McPherson says:

    I like the thought of doing pilates, sounds great!

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  7. I learned that I NEEEEED to win this! I’m 12 weeks pregnant and have had trouble focusing on a fitness plan. This sounds like such a great program! And quite frankly, even if I don’t win, I’m going to check out some of the videos she has on her site!

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  8. I like that there is pilates involved.

    Thanks!

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  9. I learned that exercise during pregnancy really helps with an easier labor and delivery. As a vbac momma on her 2nd vbac I could really use some help with getting in shape for delivery.

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  10. Giveaway Gal says:

    Exercising during pregnancy will not only help you bounce back after the baby but helps with delivery.

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  11. I just love that there’s a workout option specifically targeting pregnancy and after. The entire process is so hard on the body and after having my 1 and only child it took me a long time to get back into the groove of workouts.

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  12. I am with you. My first pregnancy I was HUGE!!! I exercised but my diet wasn’t what should have happened. This pregnancy I am running and doing weight training but I’m also watching what I eat more. This looks like a great workout!!

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  13. I’m really loving these Ritual Cleanse Drinks. I have been craving sweets like crazy…this could really help!!

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