Rockford Parents To Be: Pregnancy Tips You Need To Know

Rockford Parents To Be: Pregnancy Tips You Need To Know

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

Many Rockford women that are pregnant can be overly emotional and scared, even if it is not their first time. This article will give you tips that can help you get through this rough and rocky road with ease. Remember to not over-analyze every thing you hear, and enjoy this special time that you have with your child.

GREAT TIP! Beware of new marketing ploys to market high fructose corn syrup, also known as HFCS. The marketers are now switching the name of HFCS to “corn sugar” this is a misnomer, as HFCS is not a natural corn product.

The most important thing that you can do for your body and your baby when you are pregnant is to take your prenatal vitamins recommended by your Rockford doctor. They are going to give you the necessary nutrition to deliver a healthy and happy baby. Find a good prenatal vitamin through your doctor or at your Rockford area pharmacy.

Sleeping can become increasingly difficult as you get towards the end of your pregnancy. Find a great body pillow or maternity pillow that works for you. These are designed to give you the full body support that you need as you sleep. You will wake up less often and have less pain in the morning. Check out local Rockford stores and shop around for the best for you.

Taking Advice from Other Well Meaning Family and Friends

GREAT TIP! You should make sure you eat a bit of protein at every meal. Protein helps you feel fuller and  is necessary for you and your baby! Protein will also help control a hearty appetite and is great for your muscles and mind.

People, in general, want what is best for you and your baby! In an effort to help you, some well-meaning people may offer you unwelcome advice regarding your pregnancy. You may feel like they are “policing” your moves. Do not be afraid to gently inform them of your Rockford obstetrician or midwife’s advice regarding any long-standing “no-no’s” during pregnancy. Remember, they only want what is best for you and your baby, and may not be up-to-date with the latest suggestions!

While you are pregnant you are going to get a lot of advice. Take the advice sweetly with a smile and a thank you. Even the most irritating people with tons of advice just need to be smiled at and thanked. Remember, it is your body and you need to follow your own instinct as well as the advice of your Rockford medical practitioner, not the advice everyone else gives you!

Reach Out for Support from Your Partner

GREAT TIP! Substitute red meat with turkey, red lentils or even textured vegetable protein (TVP). These can make for a hearty, tasteful addition to any meal.

Have your significant other make healthy changes in their life as well. As you make all these big changes in your eating habits and activities, having someone to lean on will be a big advantage. If you do it together, it will help you both keep on track with these changes.

Grab some rubber bands if you want to keep wearing your favorite jeans through your pregnancy. A neat trick is to take a heavy rubber band and put it through the buttonhole in your jeans. Attach both ends of the rubber band to the button and voila, extra space. Wear longer shirts over the jeans to hide the rubber band.

A Tip from a Local Rockford Physician

GREAT TIP! Even if you are treating yourself to a Rockford restaurant meal there is still no reason for you to go overboard with the amount of fat and calories you consume. Restaurants are notorious for giving out large portions, so you should eat half your entree and save the other half for the following day.

Engage in Kegel exercises each day. This activity can improve your pelvic muscles, which affect your bladder, bowels and uterus. Kegels will help with your delivery, and they can be done just about anywhere, including in the car or at work. To do them correctly, you should squeeze like you want to stop yourself from using the bathroom. Hold this position for three seconds and then relax for three. Do this in sets of ten.

You have just read many tips on pregnancy. Some of these you have probably heard before, though some are brand new pieces of advice that can be very helpful. Use whatever you think will work best for you, and share this article with all the people in your life including other Rockford soon to be parents that could use it.

VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)

*