Pregnancy is a time of great change for your body. You are growing a new life inside you, and your body is working hard to make sure that everything goes smoothly. It’s important to stay healthy during pregnancy so that both you and your baby can enjoy a safe and healthy pregnancy.
Here are some recommendations on how to stay healthy during your pregnancy from our doctors at Woodlands OBGYN Associates of The Woodlands, TX:
- Make sure you are getting enough sleep. Pregnancy can be tiring, and it’s important to get as much rest as possible.
- Eat a healthy diet. Pregnancy is not the time to start eating unhealthy foods. Make sure you are eating plenty of vegetables, fruits, and even whole grains.
- Maintain proper eating habits. Even though you’re “eating for two,” you should be very well-aware of how much you are eating. If you are still hungry after a meal, drink ice water or reach for healthy snacks.
- Stay hydrated. Drink plenty of water throughout the day, and reach for water before reaching for sugary sodas.
- Exercise regularly. Exercising during pregnancy is beneficial for both you and your baby. Just make sure to consult with your doctor before starting any new exercise routine.
- Avoid smoking, drinking alcohol, and using drugs. All of these things can be harmful to you and your baby. Use of these substances can also increase your risk of complications during your pregnancy or deformities in your growing baby.
- See your OBGYN regularly for checkups. This is important to ensure that both you and your baby are healthy.
Following these recommendations will help you have a healthy pregnancy.
Who do I contact to learn more about maintaining health during this exciting journey?
For more information on staying healthy during pregnancy, please contact our doctors at Woodlands OBGYN Associates of The Woodlands, TX. The office is conveniently located at 17183 I-45 #610 and can be reached by calling (281) 364-9898 for an appointment. We would be happy to answer any of your questions or schedule you for a consultation with one of our doctors, including Drs. Kellyn Rielly, Holly Westmoreland, Raj Syal, and Jenna Everson.