How to Keep a Baby Healthy in Your Womb

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Jan 16, 2013

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How to Keep a Baby Healthy in Your Womb

With a baby inside you, you have to be extra precautious to your needs. Health of your unborn baby solely depends on the choices you make during your pregnancy. . Follow the below mentioned tips to ensure your baby’s health inside your womb.


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Be regular with your Prenatal Checkups

Regular prenatal checkups will help your doctor to closely  monitor you and your baby’s health condition. Schedule your first prenatal visit with your gynaecologist as soon as you discover that you’ve conceived. It enables your gynaecologist to check you  during different stages of pregnancy for  any possible birth defects or ailments your newborn might have.  During these visits, your doctor will examine you physically, or  might ask you to undergo ultrasound (if required), will listen to your foetus’s heart beat, monitor its weight gain and keep a check on your blood pressure to avoid pregnancy complications such as pre-eclampsia.

Eat Right

During pregnancy, your priority should be eating nutritious foods rather than satiating your cravings. For undisrupted growth and development of your foetus, it is important for you to eat a balanced diet. Your diet should have equal portions of fresh fruits, vegetables and a variety of whole grains. These foods will keep your baby healthy inside you as well as will prevent you from gestational diabetes. Including iron, folate and fibre sources in your diet is a must for you to avoid birth defects and premature delivery. Dairy products such as milk and yoghurt provide calcium, which is prerequisite for your baby’s bone and brain development. Avoid roadside and junk foods.

Also, make sure that you are drinking sufficient amount of water in a day. This will prevent dehydration, constipation and haemorrhoids along with curtailing your chances of premature labour.  Your proper water intake ensures sufficient amount of amniotic fluid around the foetus.


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Exercising during Pregnancy

Working out is a great idea to control your weight gain during pregnancy and also to ensure your overall well-being. Prenatal yoga and moderate exercises, such as walking and swimming prepares your muscles for delivery and make it smoother. Indulging in rigorous exercises or over-exercising is not advisable to expectant women as this will put additional pressure on your womb harming your unborn baby’s health. Talk to your gynaecologist to know about the best course of action to exercise during pregnancy.


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Make modifications in your Lifestyle

 It is important for you to let go some of your unhealthy habits, such as indulging in alcohol and smoking. The toxins present in the alcohol hamper the growth and development of the foetus and may lead to physical deformities. Staying fit during pregnancy should be your priority. Ask your doctor for a day schedule that will keep you and your unborn baby healthy throughout all the pregnancy trimesters.

Along with being healthy, it is also important to stay happy and have a relaxed state of mind during pregnancy to ensure a hale and hearty baby inside you.

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