Updated on June 15th, 2016
Pregnancy can be exciting and scary. Even now, during my 6th pregnancy, I question things that are going on in my body. I still have to look up what medication is safe to take, and what month I have to take this or that test. I’m always hoping I’m doing everything I need to have a healthy baby. Here are a few tips to remember while you are keeping healthy during pregnancy!
I was provided compensation in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own.
The first thing on the road to keeping healthy during pregnancy is finding the right provider for you. You need to select a doctor, or midwife, that hears and understand your concerns. You should also consider a doctor that has a open line of communication. Since I suffer from hyperemesis gravidarum, it is important to me to have provider that understand that I have more than just normal morning sickness, and one that will effectively help me treat it. Once you select a provider, make sure you go to all your appointments. It’s important to have constant prenatal monitoring.
It’s important to remember during pregnancy, that you need to take care of your whole body…including your mind. You should find ways to keep as active as possible. Take short walks, or pick up a prenatal yoga tape. Also, take time to do things for yourself. Sometimes, especially during a difficult pregnancy, depression can set in. It’s important to go out with friends, get a massage or go on a date night. Depression can have negative effects on your body, so take time to make sure all of it is healthy.
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After downloading Ola Health, I found myself immersed in a world of support, humor and great questions and answers. People ask everything from acceptable medications during pregnancy, to dealing with a troubled child at home. I absolutely love the anonymity. I have a online support group for my HG, but it’s not anonymous at all, and people I know use it. I don’t often feel comfortable asking or sharing things of a private nature. With Ola Health you can feel completely safe asking a question, or sharing something you just need to get off your chest. No one will know it’s you!