Motherhood: 7 Tips to Staying a Healthy Mom

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Pregnancy is one of the most amazing experiences you can have in your life. But it still has challenges. You might be battling bouts of nausea or sheer exhaustion. Your senses and tastes could drastically change. And don’t forget all the aches and pains. Never fear pregnant moms. Here are 7 easy tips to keep you healthy during your pregnancy!

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Exercise

According to WebMD, exercise is one of the best things you can do for yourself and your baby. Exercise can help you sleep better, prevent you from gaining too much weight, and help ward off gestational diabetes. And you don’t have to have an elaborate workout routine to reap the benefits. Simply 30 minutes of brisk walking will do the trick.

Eat Fruits and Vegetables

Just like exercise, the benefits to be gained by eating vegetables are enormous. Vegetables and fruits provide a bevy of essential nutrients and fiber. Not only is this extremely beneficial for the growing baby, but it will keep you healthy and strong too.

Water: Drink It!

Adequate hydration is essential to a healthy pregnancy. Pregnant woman should strive to drink at least 2 liters of water a day. This might sound excessive but it really is necessary. Water will help with morning sickness, heartburn, constipation, and help ward off urinary tract infections.

Consider Supplements

It’s a given that every pregnant women should take a prenatal, but pregnant women should consider taking probiotics and fish oil. Studies have shown fish oil to aide in brain development and daily probiotics may keep Mom from getting sick.

Use Meditation

Pregnancy can be a stressful time. Meditation can help. A daily meditation practice can help you handle changes better and it might even help with labor.

Do Your Kegels

The walls of your pelvic floor will get a vigorous workout during pregnancy so it helps to strengthen them. This will help you during birth and postpartum. Many women experience incontinence after birth and doing your kegels will help prevent this.

Visit Your OBGYN

Things affect you differently during pregnancy. Your OBGYN is there to help you. Think of your OBGYN as your pregnancy guru. OBGYNs are there to administer tests, monitor the fetus, pinpoint any problems you might have, and advise you on the state of your health and nutrition.

Remember, you are in charge of your pregnancy and your health. Stay in control by following these seven steps and you’ll be well on your way to a healthy pregnancy.


My name is Lizzie Weakley and I am a freelance writer from Columbus, Ohio. I went to college at The Ohio State University where I studied communications. I enjoy the outdoors and long walks in the park with my 3-year-old husky Snowball.

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Kevin Johnson
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After being mother there are lots of changes made in woman’s body and to be fit and commensurable they have to follow some diet and exercises routine which make them fit and fine.

james
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Diet and a daily exercise would be perfect for mother to stay healthy and fit, Thanks for the article really worth reading.

Gloria Walton
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After Pregnancy, There is lot’s of changes are shown in our body. But main thing is that how to recover from ugly body shapes. To getting back to original shape we have to do work so hard. For example, Most common problem is weight gain, first you simply loose your over weight and then you go for shape your body. Nutrition and fruits add fast recovery to you health. I personally passed from this so i know what exactly happen. But i say thanks to god, i easily recover from all problem. keep sharing

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