It’s that time of year again: flu season. So let’s talk a little about our recommendations during pregnancy. First and foremost: we recommend vaccination.
Morning sickness … often the toughest part of pregnancy during the first trimester. Whether you are suffering from nausea, vomiting, or both, there are some things you can try to manage your morning sickness and get some relief. One reliable tip is to take ginger or vitamin B6. Another tip is to change your eating habits. For example, have several smaller meals throughout the day instead of eating three large meals. If you experience severe morning sickness—persistent nausea and vomiting—see your doctor immediately. Severe morning sickness can lead to dehydration and hospitalization. For other helpful tips for managing your morning sickness, turn to this helpful resource.
If you’re pregnant, you may have started thinking about what you can do to care for yourself and your baby during pregnancy. To begin with, you’ll want to have regular prenatal checkups to make sure both you and your baby are doing well. And now that you’re eating for two (or more), it’s even more important to eat a balanced diet to ensure that everyone’s nutritional needs are met. Pregnancy can be exhausting, so be sure to get plenty of rest. Putting your feet up throughout the day, lying on your left side as your pregnancy advances, and taking naps can all be good calming activities. For more information about these tips and other healthy habits for a healthy pregnancy, bookmark this handy guide.
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