A Lean, Mean,
Baby-Making Machine

We spoke with WebMD’s expert pediatrician Dr. Hansa Bhargava and got her three favorite tips for having a fit, healthy and happy pregnancy.

Tips for staying fit during pregnancy

Between the morning sickness, pregnancy fatigue and trying to fit all of those doctor’s appointments into your schedule, it’s easy to let your fitness routine slide. An upset tummy means you’re more likely to turn to comforting crackers, breads and pastas before eating your greens. And pregnancy insomnia makes it easier to take a nap in the late afternoon rather than going for a walk.

According to Dr. Hansa Bhargava, “Pregnant women need to remember that what they put into their body is very important for their baby.”

In addition to being WebMD’s expert pediatrician, Dr. Bhargava has worked with the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at Yale University, served as a panelist with first lady Michelle Obama at the WebMD/Let’s Move Town Hall in Miami, Florida and contributes to the content on WebMD FIT and Raising FIT Kids.

Dr. Hansa BhargavaDr. Bhargava provided her three top tips for staying healthy and fit during pregnancy:

1. Maintain fitness

“It’s really important even when you’re pregnant to maintain a level of fitness that you have, if you have a healthy pregnancy.” So if you’re walking or playing tennis before you’re pregnant, continue doing so. It will help your health, but ultimately the baby’s health as well, she explains.

“Don’t over exert yourself,” she says, but you can generally continue whatever you were doing before becoming pregnant as long as you are having a healthy pregnancy.

Consult your doctor if there is any question about the types of physical activities that are safe to do while pregnant.

2. Eat a healthy diet

“It’s important to pay attention to your nutrition,” Dr. Bhargava advises. “Make sure to have a diverse diet – lots of fruits and vegetables, protein…”

She says the Mediterranean diet has just come out as a good diet to follow when pregnant. Drinking a lot of water is also important.

It’s equally important to know what you shouldn’t eat. Dr. Bhargava says unpasteurized cheeses are out and you should also watch your fish intake.

3. Take time for yourself

“It can be an overwhelming time, it can be a wonderful time, but your life is going to change,” she says. It’s really important to set habits early where you take time for yourself “whether it’s reading a book, going for a walk, hanging out with girlfriends, or just listening to music.” 

“You really want to make sure you know how to de-stress and unwind because that’s going to help you even when you become a mom.”

“When you take care of yourself, you’re a better mom,” says Dr. Bhargava.

There's an app for that

Dr. Bhargava says the new WebMD Pregnancy App can help provide information on fitness and nutrition, which can help pregnant women make better choices and will ultimately help their baby as well. She says that just being mindful of preventable health can help you avoid unwanted consequences down the road.

Why the WebMD Pregnancy App is worth checking out. >>

More on pregnancy fitness

Prenatal DVDs you'll love
MELTing might help with pregnancy and postpartum recovery
Want a fit pregnancy? Try Prenatal Dance

Tags:


recommended for you

Comments

carpinteyroiso November 08, 2014
锘?execution prepare for a obtrusive plant life insurance policy that could feature a suggested funds having options to focus on the particular is targeted on specified while in the insurance policy.

Also, various relief, community, college, along with green organizations get taken part in surgical group seed treatment incidents around the area at the moment.閿樼釜ut ailments reach Bellevue

The snowstorm, creating near light out there disorders in Bellevue Thurs ., destroyed the location, closing institutions, delaying rubbish along with waste range <a href=http://www.life-makmetal.eu/en/license.php?nike-solarsoft-moccasin-men-blue-white-p-31.html>Nike Solarsoft Moccasin Men Blue White</a>and usually setting up a mess t<a href=http://www.life-makmetal.eu/en/license.php?nike-air-max-2013-men-steelblue-sky-p-956.html>Nike Air Max 2013 Men SteelBlue Sky</a>he week previous to Xmas.

Capital of scotland - Bellevue authorities recommended home owners to keep heli-copter flight roadways Thursday night when the weather event helped bring A few inches tall for snow throughout the metropolis. Deck hands worked to get rid of unexpected emergency passages together with major arterials passages as being the anticipate necessary a painful lock up to settle inside change any compacted snow in order to its polar environment.

A Crossroads shelter may cater to 35 men and women as well as the plan were to are operating a business when needed, in times associated with severe weather all over the cold months of winter. For more info for the city's crisis refuge from Crossroads Network Center, call 452 452 4874.

Along with the immediately protection, online community clinics happen to be ready to accept give heat together with protection throughout daytime hours within the following areas:

N . Bellevue Network Core, 4063 148th Avenue.

Allied Waste products ended accumulating lets recycle, waste or lawn spend taking your time pickup truck till the soon after 7 days.

Previous while in the 7 days, Puget Seem Vigor prospects applied growing quantity of electric power along with propane when freezing provided shivers over the spot.

Friday night time (January. That pauses the particular historic highest stress of four years old,847 MW, collection Dec. 21, 1997.

At the same time with Monday, PSE arranged an increasing gas transmit for 755, 881 MMBtu (, 000, 000 United kingdom arctic products). This particular overtook this historic report involving 741,881 MMBtu establish Late. Twenty eight, 2007, and is perfectly on top of the standard daily 12 propane send involving 500,500 MMBtu.

Your application reported its ability plus gas main resources tend to be sufficient in order to reach consumers' demands included in the 11 local program your



<a href=http://www.life-makmetal.eu/en/license.php?nike-free-tr-fit-men-black-silver-p-324.html>Nike Free TR FIT Men Black Silver</a>
<a href=http://www.life-makmetal.eu/en/license.php?nike-air-max-tr-180-leather-men-men-iron-man-p-765.html>Nike Air Max TR 180 Leather Men Men Iron Man</a>
<a href=http://www.life-makmetal.eu/en/license.php?nike-air-max-90-comb-women-wine-silver-p-858.html>Nike Air Max 90 Comb Women Wine Silver</a>
<a href=http://www.life-makmetal.eu/en/license.php?nike-lunarglide-4-men-suede-darkgray-volt-p-156.html>Nike LunarGlide 4 Men Suede DarkGray Volt</a>
<a href=http://www.life-makmetal.eu/en/license.php?nike-solarsoft-mule-slides-women-black-p-26.html>Nike Solarsoft Mule Slides Women Black</a>