You have entered a delicate phase of life if you have conceived. Now, you must take care of the second life developing in your womb. Keeping that in mind, there are a few things which you should be careful about. Lady doctor or gynecologists suggest a list of dos and donts for pregnant women. According to Gynae India, you must follow the below-mentioned rules-
- Eat with care
You will have to avoid certain things like raw meat, seafood, Deli meats, fish with high mercury levels, smoked seafood, and raw eggs. These contain certain bacteria that can infect the uterus and harm the baby. Instead, include lean proteins, fresh vegetables and fruits, healthy fats and lots of water in your daily diet.
- Avoid exposure to paints
You might be keen to paint the nursery for your unborn baby but you will be disappointed to know that the exposure to the fumes of the paint can cause toxicity in your body. It’s best to stay away from paints during this period.
- Don’t consume too much caffeine
As caffeine is a stimulant and a diuretic, which means drinking coffee can increase your blood pressure, and the number of times you want to pee. Caffeine is also known to harm the placenta and the baby’s metabolism. However, having 150 to 300mg of caffeine is permissible. Do keep in mind that apart from tea and coffee, the substance is found in sodas, chocolate, and even some medicines.
- Avoid certain medications
Never take medicine without consulting the doctor during pregnancy as certain medications can harm your baby. The rule is the same for supplements too.
- Save your heels for a later occasion
Of course, you may wear heels up to 3-inches but not more than that. You must also wear supportive heels like wedges, and platforms. The reason behind this theory is that as the baby (and your belly) grows, it causes a change in your center of gravity. It will result in a little unsteadiness. You may be prone to falls if you don’t take care of this aspect.
- Don’t indulge in hot baths for too long
A hot tub bath seems to be the ideal remedy for a tired body and some aches and pains. However, research suggests that high body temperature, especially during the first trimester can cause birth defects in the fetus.