4 Things Every Woman Should Learn Before Giving Birth

4 Things Every Woman Should Learn Before Giving Birth

Pregnancy is the start of a new life. But it goes without saying that there is a lot a future mother needs to ʀᴇsᴇᴀʀᴄʜ and ask her doctor about in order to deliver a ʜᴇᴀʟᴛʜy baby. Here we gathered some interesting facts that all pregnant women should discuss.

1.Learn about the most suitable sleeping positions.

Tɪʀᴇᴅɴᴇss ᴀɴᴅ ᴇxʜᴀᴜsᴛɪᴏɴ are very common during pregnancy, especially during the first 12 weeks, and there are some sleeping positions that can be ᴅᴀɴɢᴇʀᴏᴜs ᴀs ᴛʜᴇ ᴘʀᴇɢɴᴀɴᴄʏ ᴘʀᴏɢʀᴇssᴇs. According to the National ʜᴇᴀʟᴛʜ Service, the safest sleeping position is to sleep on your left side. Sleeping on your right can compress the IVC which makes it less comfortable for the future mother. According to ʀᴇsᴇᴀʀᴄʜ, sleeping on your back after the 28th week of pregnancy can increase ᴛʜᴇ ʀɪsᴋ ᴏF sᴛɪʟʟʙɪʀᴛʜ. This is because the position limits the ʙʟᴏᴏᴅ Fʟᴏᴡ ᴀɴᴅ ᴏxʏɢᴇɴ ᴘʀᴏᴠɪᴅᴇᴅ to the baby. If you wake up on your back you can change your position and sleep on your side. You can also try pregnancy pillows, which you can place between your legs, that can prevent you from rolling over and sleeping on your back.

2.Prenatal care

Right after a woman has confirmed with her doctor that she is becoming a mother, it is vital that she does her own ʀᴇsᴇᴀʀᴄʜ and chooses a ɢʏɴᴇᴄᴏʟᴏɢɪsᴛ that she believes suits her best. The ɢʏɴᴇᴄᴏʟᴏɢɪsᴛ will then inform her on how to carry on with her ʜᴇᴀʟᴛʜy pregnancy without any ᴄᴏᴍᴘʟɪᴄᴀᴛɪᴏɴs and schedule their monthly check-ups to make sure that everything is going according to plan. This way she will make sure that both her ʜᴇᴀʟᴛʜ and the unborn child’s ʜᴇᴀʟᴛʜ is going well.

3.Learn about your family history and possible ɪɴʜᴇʀɪᴛᴀʙʟᴇ ᴅɪsᴇᴀsᴇs.

Apart from wondering about the obvious like if the baby will inherit the mom’s blue eyes or the dad’s brown hair, the baby can inherit much more than that and it can be traced back to 7 ɢᴇɴᴇʀᴀᴛɪᴏɴs. It is important even before planning to start a family for both parents to ʀᴇsᴇᴀʀᴄʜ the family history to give to their baby the ʜᴇᴀʟᴛʜiest start to life possible. Every parent should know if there was a history of ᴅᴇᴠᴇʟᴏᴘᴍᴇɴᴛᴀʟ ᴅɪsᴀʙɪʟɪᴛɪᴇs, ʙɪʀᴛʜ ᴅᴇFᴇᴄᴛs ᴏʀ ɢᴇɴᴇᴛɪᴄ ᴅɪsᴇᴀsᴇs ɪɴ ᴛʜᴇ Fᴀᴍɪʟʏ ᴛʜᴀᴛ ᴛʜᴇ ʙᴀʙʏ ᴡɪʟʟ ʟɪᴋᴇʟʏ ɪɴʜᴇʀɪᴛ.

Having that sort of knowledge, parents will be able to address those problems at an early stage. Based on that history, the ɢʏɴᴇᴄᴏʟᴏɢɪsᴛs will then refer parents to ɢᴇɴᴇᴛɪᴄ ᴄᴏᴜɴsᴇʟɪɴɢ ᴀɴᴅ ᴛʜᴇɴ ɢᴇɴᴇᴛɪᴄ ᴛᴇsᴛɪɴɢ to help to identify possible ʜᴇᴀʟᴛʜ ɪssᴜᴇs that the baby might have.

4.Learn about the benefits of Yoga and self-care

There is no denying that being pregnant can be emotionally and ᴘʜʏsɪᴄᴀʟʟʏ sᴛʀᴇssFᴜʟ. Taking care of a new life inside your body means that whatever you are going through, the baby goes through. So, it’s important to take care of yourself as much as you can and ᴀᴠᴏɪᴅ ᴜɴᴘʟᴇᴀsᴀɴᴛ sɪᴛᴜᴀᴛɪᴏɴs ᴏʀ sɪᴛᴜᴀᴛɪᴏɴs ᴛʜᴀᴛ ᴍᴀᴋᴇ ʏᴏᴜ Fᴇᴇʟ sᴛʀᴇssᴇᴅ. According to the National Institute of ʜᴇᴀʟᴛʜ, yoga offers a variety of ʜᴇᴀʟᴛʜ benefits to both the body and the mind, especially when it comes to pregnancy, such as:

  • It helps ᴇʟɪᴍɪɴᴀᴛᴇ ᴀᴄʜᴇs.
  • It prevents ᴇxᴄᴇss ᴡᴇɪɢʜᴛ ɢᴀɪɴ.
  • It reduces the amount of ᴀɴxɪᴇᴛʏ your body goes through during labor.
  • It helps you ᴍᴀɴᴀɢᴇ the sᴛʀᴇss ᴛʜᴀᴛ ɪs ᴀᴄᴄᴏᴍᴘᴀɴɪᴇᴅ by pregnancy.
  • It helps you prevent many ᴅɪsᴇᴀsᴇs ᴛʜᴀᴛ ᴄᴀɴ ᴏᴄᴄᴜʀ ᴅᴜʀɪɴɢ ᴘʀᴇɢɴᴀɴᴄʏ. Fᴏʀ ᴇxᴀᴍᴘʟᴇ, ᴇᴅᴇᴍᴀ, ᴅɪᴀʙᴇᴛᴇs, ᴏʀ ɢᴇsᴛᴀᴛɪᴏɴᴀʟ ʜʏᴘᴇʀᴛᴇɴsɪᴏɴ.
  • It improves ᴍᴏᴏᴅ sᴛᴀʙɪʟɪᴛʏ.

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