Pregnancy Tips: To-do’s for every trimester

There are things that pregnant women will be required to do that are specific for each trimester, some are common for all trimesters such as :

Drink water
During pregnancy it is important to stay hydrated, you need about 10 8-ounce glasses of fluid per day (80 fluid ounces) plus an additional 8 ounces for each hour of light activity. Every woman is different, so don’t worry if you end up needing a little more or less. Keep an eye on the color of your urine – if it’s dark yellow or cloudy, you need to drink more. Clear or pale yellow urine means you’re well-hydrated.

Why is it important to to drink water during pregnancy?

Do some stretching
Stretching enhances your flexibility, prevents your muscles from tightening, and makes you feel looser and more relaxed.

Sneak in a pregnancy power nap
When fatigue makes it hard to get through the day, revive yourself with a 15-minute snooze. If you’re at work, find a place you can escape (close your office door, use a conference room, even sit in your car) and set the alarm on your cell phone.

Pack healthy snacks
When hunger attacks, it helps to have snacks that pack a nutritional punch ready in your desk, purse, or car. And if you’re nauseous munching on a simple snack like crackers throughout the day or before you get out of bed can ease nausea.

Try these healthy snacks for pregnancy

Try a relaxation technique
Deep breathing, guided imagery, prenatal yoga, and progressive muscle relaxation can help you stay on an even keel – and sleep better.

Take a quick walk
A 15- to 20-minute walk can help boost your energy levels when you’re exhausted.

Find out the benefits of walking during pregnancy

Eat a pregnancy superfood
To give your pregnancy a nutritional boost, try colorful fruits and veggies, eggs, salmon, sweet potatoes, yogurt, walnuts and beans.

Try these other pregnancy superfoods.

Write down your pregnancy memories
Whether you keep a formal journal or just jot down a few notes when you feel like, you’ll love sharing these pregnancy stories with your child someday.

Track your weight gain
Your provider will monitor your pregnancy weight to make sure you’re in a healthy range and gaining at an appropriate pace. You can also use our pregnancy weight gain tool to stay on track.

Do something nice for yourself or go on a babymoon
If you’re feeling up to it, go to a movie, have dinner out, get a pedicure, facial or massage, or do something else you enjoy. If you can afford to take a vacation. Do a maternity photo shoot, this will not only enhance your mood but you will have wonderful pictures to show you family and friends. Treat yourself, Its well deserved– pregnancy is hard work!

Check in with a friend
Pregnancy is an emotional rollercoaster. Ease your mind by sharing your fears, hopes, and excitement with a friend or a fellow mom-to-be.

Know the signs of a pregnancy problem
If you have any of these complaints call your doctor or midwife immediately.

See danger signs of pregnancy

Take belly photos
It’s a great way to document your growing bump. You will like to see your progress from month to month.

Have sex if you feel like it
If you’re feeling amorous (and you don’t have any complications that would prevent you from having sex) go ahead – you won’t hurt the baby.

Published by Kimberly Bowen

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