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Health Concerns Every Woman Worries About During Pregnancy

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Getting sick during pregnancy is one of the many dangers women fear and worry about. Therefore, looking after oneself during pregnancy is very important to have a healthy baby.

When pregnant women fall ill, it is better to avoid any self-medication as it could be harmful for the growing foetus. Pregnant women should also keep away from stress and anything that could harm the unborn.

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Physical strain and emotional sickness also cause harm during pregnancy; therefore stay away from both.

It is also suggested that women should follow a rich and balanced diet; this is because you are feeding the little 'being' growing inside the womb. Pregnant women should also do some form of exercise to keep their body active. Being physically active will help in a normal and uncomplicated delivery.

The health concerns every woman worries about during pregnancy are many. Some women choose not to drink coffee and some even refrain from taking other medications fearing it will cause harm to the unborn.

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Likewise, there are a few more common health concerns women worry about when pregnant. Take a look at these common pregnancy issues:


To Drink Coffee Or To Avoid It

Some gynecologists suggest that women should refrain from caffeine and some suggest that limited consumption is harmless. However, it is advisable that the pregnant woman follows the doctor's advice.


Telling People The Good News

Most couples ignore to tell their loved ones about the 'good news' or pregnancy. It is a common myth that one should share the joy only after the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. This is because most miscarriages occur in the first 12 weeks after conception.


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Those Other Medications

One of the major concerns of pregnant women is if one can consume other medications along with the medications prescribed by the gynecologist. It is always best to seek the doctors' advice before popping in a pill.


Foods To Avoid & Opt For

It usually depends from one woman to another, as to what foods to consume and what to avoid during pregnancy. Healthy foods which are rich in proteins, vitamins, omega acids, and other minerals are a must for women during pregnancy.


Is Alcohol Safe?

It is a must to avoid alcohol during pregnancy, especially in the first trimester. Alcohol, smoking and passive smoking will cause harm to the unborn and may even result in a miscarriage.


Prenatal Supplements Are Important?

Iron, folic acid and calcium supplements are a must for pregnant mothers. It is safe and essential for the foetus's growth. These supplements also provide the pregnant woman with energy and nutrients. Adding foods which have these three elements are also best and healthy.

Read more about: pregnancy, prenatal, nutrition, health, women
Story first published: Thursday, November 19, 2015, 16:18 [IST]
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