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Submited by- Team Sitagita on 20 Oct, 2011 HEALTH  WOMENS & KIDS HEALTH  

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Ensuring health and safety comes as a priority when you are in those nine months of pregnancy. Because pregnancy is one of the most divine gifts of the God to the woman, we must know how to take care of our health and be safe in those nine months when we nurture our baby within us.

Here are some health and safety-related tips that you must follow to ensure that you and your baby eat well in those nine months and are safe under all situations and scenarios. Because woman today is working, it is more important to ensure safety while on the move. These few tips will help you seek the right guidance on health and safety for yourself and your tiny tot.

A healthy diet during those nine months of pregnancy involves a lot of vitamins, minerals, folic acid and other energy-gaining food items. Calcium is one of the most important drugs during pregnancy and so your diet must ensure a lot of calcium intake. Food items that are rich in calcium include yoghurt, cream, milk, cheese, etc. if you are a non-vegetarian, you can also increase your intake of boiled eggs. In addition, your body must be well hydrated at all times. Any kind of hindrance in smooth bowel movement or constipation can result in harming the baby inside. So, it is important that you increase the intake of water and liquids in your diet. In addition to this, eating a lot of raw fruits and vegetables also helps because it adds a lot of fiber to your body that aids in digestion.

Taking a lot of fluid also helps you fight some common body disorders during pregnancy, such as morning sickness, weakness, fainting feeling, etc. When you carry your child, your body feels more lethargic and tired at short intervals. Thus it is important that you don’t over-stress your body and take small breaks from work after every two to three hours. Do not miss any appointments with your gynecologist and follow the strict food chart or diet chart that he or she has prescribed for you and charted specially keeping your fitness and your baby’s growth in mind.

When it comes to safety, it should be always on your mind in whatever activity you are involved in. if you are traveling whether it is from home to office or to the market or if it means traveling for long distances, remember that your clothes should be very comfortable. They should not stick to your body and give you ample space to breathe. In case your clothes are too tight and clinging on to your body, you can start feeling exhausted and suffocated and may faint at any time anywhere.

Do not take lot of physical stress. In case you are travelling for long distances, take some relative with you who can take care if the baggage in case you don’t get an assistant on the airport or boarding station. In addition to all such small steps that you take, it is also very important to keep all your pregnancy-related medical papers with you in a file and your gynecologist’s phone number handy in your hand bag. This information comes as the first rescue in case you face some complications in a place away from your home town.  
By ensuring such small and handy tips on health and safety, you will enjoy every day of your pregnancy and give birth to a hale and hearty child. Remember, pregnancy is never an obstacle if you are just little more cautious.

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