1-If you consider that you are eating for two after that, you will need more minerals such as protein, vitamin, folic acid, iron and calcium. For this reason, definitely include green leafy vegetables in your diet. Do not forget to drink at least 2 liters of water and eat fruit a day. Do not forget to consume fish, red meat, legumes (lentils, chickpeas, beans, kidney beans) yogurt and milk. However, keep in mind that the amount of calories you need in one day is only 300 calories more than normal. You should avoid consuming undercooked eggs, unpasteurized milk and dairy products, juices, raw seafood and cold delicatessen products. In order to prevent excessive calorie intake, you should also consume pastries such as cakes, pies, cakes, cookies, etc. in a controlled manner.
2-Most experts agree that one or two cups of coffee a day will not harm the baby; however, consuming too much caffeine can pose a danger to your baby. Consuming too much caffeine can cause the baby to be born underweight.
3-Pregnancy smoking restricts the development of the fetus in the womb, and sudden death is more common in these babies. In addition, smoking may cause fetus to die in the womb and preterm labor. It is known that the rates of miscarriage, preterm birth and stillbirth are increased in pregnant women who use it compared to non-smoking pregnant women. Babies who are at the end of pregnancy in a healthy way are born with a low weight compared to the average. In addition, several studies have proven that these babies have lower achievements when they reach school age. The expectant mother should review her life while she is pregnant and live in accordance with pregnancy. The effects of using alcohol during pregnancy are different than those of smoking.
4-Prenatal supplements contain more folic acid and iron than normal vitamins. It is very important to get enough folic acid before and during pregnancy. Folic acid reduces the risk of occurrence of problems that can be seen in your baby´s nervous development and birth. Ideally, you should start taking 400 micrograms of folic acid daily three months before you become pregnant. You should also make sure that you get enough iron. Your need for iron will increase during pregnancy, especially in the second and third trimesters.
5-A good exercise program will provide the strength you will need during your pregnancy, reduce your pain and pains, and speed up the circulation in your legs, and reduce the physical troubles you will experience during pregnancy. Every woman should definitely do a physical activity as much as possible. Swimming in the indoor pool is good for waist and back muscles. Walking in the open air is among the activities we recommend to pregnant women.
6-Oral and dental health is also of great importance during pregnancy. Brushing teeth, using dental floss and regular dentist control are among the things to be considered. You may be sensitive to gum disease due to hormonal changes you will experience during pregnancy. Rising progesterone and estrogen hormones make you sensitive to the bacteria seen on your gums, and as a result, you may feel swelling, bleeding and tenderness in your gums. In addition, since the calcium requirement of the fetus is met the mother, dental health can be adversely affected during this period. They say this situation is "Every pregnancy is a tooth". Caries on the teeth must be treated. Untreated bruises may cause premature birth. In the case of abscess, a number of antibiotics that we use during pregnancy can be prescribed. You should get your treatments at the dentist with the approval of the obstetrician you are following.
Many women may experience emotional ups and downs during their pregnancy. However, if you experience these changes very often, you may be experiencing depression. If you have been feeling unwell for more than two weeks and nothing makes you happy or you feel constantly tense, you should share these feelings with your doctor and get professional support. Hormonal changes in pregnancy can cause some crying or sensitivities for no reason. Please note that this process will pass and you will put your baby on your lap with a happy ending.
8-Some professions may be harmful for you and your developing baby in your womb. If you are routinely exposed to chemicals, heavy metals such as mercury or lead, some biological tests or radiation, you should change this as soon as possible. In addition, some cleaning materials, pesticides, solvents, and materials such as lead in water that comes with old pipes are harmful to your baby.
9-Instead of the suggestions of your neighbor, relative or a pregnant friend like you, you should share your mind with your doctor. Our age is the information age, we can now easily access all kinds of information the internet, but there are false information as well as correct information. For this reason, be sure to write down the questions in your head on a piece of paper without researching yourself or worrying or listening to the environment.