Tuesday, May 15, 2012

A Few Simple Tips for A Healthy Pregnancy { GIVEAWAY }

As you may or may not know, both of my girls were born early due to Preeclampsia. With Peyton  I delivered at 27weeks 5 days due to Preeclampsia and HELLP syndrome. WIth Olivia I just had Preeclampsia and we knew it was time to deliver before it got worse. 

I have been walking for the past two years in The Promise Walk for Preeclampsia in Cranford, NJ. I help secure all of the wonderful product donations that we raffle off to raise additional funds to one day hopefully find a cure. 

Staying healthy and knowing danger signs are HIGHLY important during pregnancy.

In honor of Pregnancy Awareness Month, here are a few tips and simple things
pregnant mamas can do to ensure that baby and mom stay healthy and strong 
throughout the many long months of pregnancy. Included are 6 simple tips to ensure
that your baby arrives as healthy as possible.

Tip 1: Eat nutritiously and make sure you take your vitaminsPregnant women should adhere to a healthy diet that includes daily servings of whole grains, lean protein, and fruits and vegetables. A diet filled with the right foods can help you avoid conditions such as gestational diabetes and pre-eclampsia.
Tip 2: Avoid toxins and chemicals that may harm your baby, including many common household solvents and cleaning agents. If you must use these chemicals, make sure the room is well ventilated and wear appropriate clothing to protect your skin. Belly Armor suggests stocking up Seventh Generation products. 

Tip 3: Protect your baby from radiation. These days it seems nearly impossible to avoid the radiation that comes from common technology like ipads, cell phones, laptops and other electronic devices, but attention has recently been brought to the harmful effects of these products on a fetus. Taking the precaution of shielding against radiation exposure throughout pregnancy can significantly lower the health risks.  Belly Armor products use RadiaShield® technology, which is integrated with basic maternity wear and accessories, to shield more than 99 percent of radiation, making every day tasks safer for mom and her growing baby. 
Tip 4: Drink water. It is important for pregnant women to drink enough water to maintain proper circulation. Try to drink several full glasses of water per day to help you stay hydrated. This is especially important during times of excessive heat.

Tip 5: Keep Your Body and Mind Fit.  Maintaining a regular exercise routine two or three times a week and eating wisely throughout pregnancy can help you stay healthy and decrease some common discomforts, such as backaches and fatigue. Pilates is known to be the safest and most effective type of exercise during pregnancy as it helps to strengthen your core, which makes for an easier labor and delivery. Try Knocked-Up Fitness DVDs with pilates master Erica Ziel. 
Tip 6: Set goals and track your progress.  Use the Fitlosophy Mama2b Fitbook to ensure an active and healthy pregnancy. The Mama2b Fitbook is a notebook that includes a guide to determine a goal for healthy baby weight gain, tips for a fit pregnancy, and power pregnancy foods to feed a growing baby bump. 

In honor of Pregnancy Awareness Month ONE Lucky Party of 5 reader is going to win a Gift Pack containing: a Knocked-Up Fitness DVD set and a Mama2b fitbook from Fitlosophy!! 

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Tara Oliver said...

I would probably look over the prize pack myself, but then give it to my sister. :)

Nicole said...

for me... i need it desperatley lol!

Anne N. said...

For me!

Christa said...


Daily Health Tips said...

Which Month is the Pregnancy Awareness Month? I don't know about this. how sad.