Thursday, May 16, 2013

Guest Post: Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy

Since I had two very difficult pregnancies and have sought to block out those times of my life, I'm glad to share this guest post from Katie about healthy habits during pregnancy. Check out her blog, Moore From Katie, for more tips and ideas!

Guest Post from Katie at Moore From Katie
Natural Tips for Mom and Baby

When a woman becomes pregnant she has a lifetime of dreams ahead of her.  Anticipating the baby’s arrival, striving to enjoyable a comfortable pregnancy and making plans to be as healthy as possible are just a few things that are on a woman’s mind when the news of the conception is received.  For me, I was determined to make my pregnancy an enjoyable one!  

Following a few simple steps can prepare you to have a comfortable pregnancy and will also prepare you to provide your baby with top-quality nutrition and care.

The Benefits of Water and Rest
If you are looking forward to having either a natural delivery or cesarean section, it is important for your body to be strong, healthy and equipped to handle the trials of labor.  The stronger your body is during your pregnancy, the easier it will be for you to meet your goal of having a wonderful delivery!

Drinking a lot of water will help you to flush unwanted toxins from your body.  Water will also help you to deal with headaches and joint aches during pregnancy.  Getting plenty of rest is important so your mind and body feel equipped to handle each new day without feeling the stress of being depleted and overworked.  Try getting to bed an hour or half hour early each evening during your pregnancy.  Don’t hesitate to indulge in a weekend nap and make sure you get off your feet as much as possible.

Begin Planning Organic Baby Food Meals
If you enjoy eating organic foods, it is a whole new ballgame preparing organic baby food!  While it is a challenge to fix healthy baby food, it is also a fun journey that will give your baby wonderful nutrients when he or she is old enough to eat solid foods.  

Purchasing wholesome foods such as organic sweet potatoes, organic peas and unprocessed oatmeal will give you an excellent foundation to begin making healthy and nutritious foods for your baby once he is ready to eat solids.  Finding these foods at farmers’ markets is one of the best places to get chemical-free foods without spending a fortune.  Learning how to prepare them during pregnancy will make it a breeze to slip into the habit of making wholesome foods for your child when it is time.  These simple steps really benefited me, and I hope they will help you out, too!

As with any aspect of your pregnancy, please make sure to consult with your doctor before making any changes.  My doctor helped me make decisions about nutrition, delivery options, cord blood banking options and so much more.  Hopefully you can enjoy a happy and healthy pregnancy. 

Katie Moore has written and submitted this article. Katie is an active blogger who discusses the topics of, motherhood, children, fitness, health and all other things Mommy. She enjoys writing, blogging, and meeting new people! To connect with Katie contact her via her blog, Moore From Katie or her twitter, @moorekm26

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