Becoming pregnant is an exciting and special time. It can also be a little scary and overwhelming… you are growing a human being inside you! I know with my first pregnancy I was thrilled and nervous all at the same time. I remember doing a lot of reading on how to take care of myself and to prepare my body for a healthy pregnancy. Even now with being pregnant with baby #3 I still appreciated the reminders of the important considerations to keep in mind for a healthy pregnancy. Here are some helpful tips from Shoppers Drug Mart for women to have a “better body for baby“:
- Take your vitamins! Start taking a prenatal vitamin including folic acid before you try to conceive. Folic acid is most important in the early stages of pregnancy, but you should continue taking folic acid throughout pregnancy.
- Discuss any prescriptions or over the counter medicine you are taking with your health care provider. Shoppers Drug Mart is also a proud sponsor of Motherisk Helpline (1-877-439-2744) for information about the risk or safety of prescription and over-the-counter drugs, herbal products, chemicals, x-rays, chronic disease and infections, and everyday exposures during pregnancy and while breastfeeding.
- Get your sleep – or at least try to. I battle insomnia when I am expecting but try to adjust my bedtime accordingly to still get a good nights sleep.
- Eat well – make sure you are eating lots of fruits and veggies (make sure they are washed well), and avoid undercooked or uncooked meats and fish. Also avoid fish that contain high levels of mercury, consider taking a supplement to make sure you are still getting enough fish oil.
- Drink up – Drink at least 8 glasses of water per day to help you stay hydrated
For more tips and and other interesting articles visit the Only at Shoppers. Divided into categories such as “I want to live healthier” and “I want to be organized” you will find a wealth of helpful and informative articles. For moms-to-be and new moms there are other interesting reads including curb pregnancy cravings and post baby body boot camp.
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