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Healthy Pregnancy and Mother Psychology



What emotional changes might I experience?
These emotional changes are common. Here are some examples: First trimester: Extreme fatigue Pregnancy prompts your body to make a lot of hormones. These hormones can affect your mind as well as your body. It is normal to feel tired, forgetful, or moody, and you may be focused on other things like body changes, symptoms and the way your life will change. or morning sickness can affect your daily life. Many women feel moody. It is common to feel happy or anxious about a new pregnancy.

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Is feeling positive beneficial in pregnancy?
Feeling positive in the pregnancy period will help the mom to be more comfortable and will allow the baby to develop healthily. Healthy and regular diet as a result of the reflection of positive thinking in behavior will protect the moms from many pregnancy-related complications and will have positive impact on the development of the baby.

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How does my well-being impact my pregnancy?
Your well-being is paramount during pregnancy. It’s important to look after yourself both physically and mentally to promote healthy development of your baby and to keep yourself healthy.

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Can I exercise when pregnant?
The more active and fit you are during pregnancy, the easier it will be for you to adapt to your changing shape and weight gain. It will also help you to cope with labour and get back into shape after birth. You can keep up your normal daily physical activity or exercise for as long as you feel comfortable, with the approval of your doctor.

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Should I take vitamins and supplements when pregnant?
Eating a healthy, varied diet will help you to get most of the vitamins and minerals you need. However, you will need to take a folic acid supplement. The recommended daily dose is 400 micrograms (mcg) of folic acid daily, until you are 12 weeks pregnant.

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How should I treat a common cold when pregnant?
Unless a serious complication emerges, a cold is unlikely to affect a pregnancy, so bed rest, staying hydrated, vitamin supplements, pain and fever reducing drugs as well as nasal sprays and cough syrups can be beneficial. It’s also important to eat healthily, wash hands, avoid stress and sleep well.

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Should I change my diet when pregnant?
Your energy need increases by about 12 per cent when you’re pregnant, with the first trimester needing an increase of about 5 per cent, and the last increasing to 25 cents. It’s estimated that the need for protein doubles during pregnancy.

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Is it safe to use hair dyes and nail polishes during pregnancy?
Nail polishes are considered safe to use, but you should check the formaldehyde and toluene content. It’s recommended that chemical hair dyes are avoided until you are 6 months pregnant.

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What type of diet a pregnant woman should follow?
Pregnancy is an anabolic state, and the need of energy, vitamin and mineral will increase. Inadequate nutrition, lack of minerals or vitamins may lead to undesired pregnancy outcomes.

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How much weight is healthy to gain during my pregnancy?
It’s completely normal to gain weight when pregnant. How much you gain depends on your weight before you become pregnant. That being said, weight gain can vary a lot from woman to woman. Much of the extra weight is due to your baby growing, but your body is also storing fat to make breast milk.

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Why do I get cravings, and how can I deal with them?
Pregnancy cravings are usually caused by hormonal changes affecting your sense of taste and smell. They might happen because of the extra work your body is doing to produce more blood quickly.

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Is it safe to travel when pregnant?
Particularly on long journeys, it’s important to factor in things such as toilet breaks, eating and drinking. It’s advised that you shouldn’t drive in your last trimester. Staying still for a long time during long journeys can be risky, and it’s advisable to take regular breaks with a short walk.

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Can I have dental work when pregnant?
You can have dental treatment at any time during your pregnancy, but it’s recommended during weeks 14 to 28, as the baby’s organs and systems have developed by then. The second trimester is the best period to have non-emergency tooth extractions, root canal therapy and other treatments. Using local anesthesia will not harm the baby.

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