10 tips for pregnancy

Pregnant women

My personal recommendations for the nine months

Of course, there is no cure for the fact that everything is going well in your pregnancy, but at least we want to try to contribute to it with the following tips and suggestions.

  • 1. Stay relaxed and live as healthy as possible. That's the most important tip of all.
  • 2. No later than 5-6 weeks after the last period to the gynecologist. If youpregnancy test At home, you should not hesitate and see your gynecologist or gynecologist. Especially to get final certainty. From approximately the 5th week of pregnancy (SSW), ie 5 weeks after the last period, the embryo becomes visible in the ultrasound. And from the 7th SSW can often prove the heart sounds.
  • 3. Make sure you have enough nutrients (Vitamins, minerals, etc.). Because during pregnancy, the need for vital substances often increases by 100% (while the calorie requirement only increases by about 25%). This also applies to breastfeeding. We recommend one hereHealth juiceHe covers everything with a spoon a day. One bottle is enough for about 50 days, the effectiveness has been scientifically proven.
  • 4. Actually a matter of course Avoid smoking, alcohol and other recreational drugs throughout pregnancy and lactation. The potential nagging thought that small amounts are okay belongs in the bin.
  • 5. To be adequately supplied with folic acid via the dietGreen leafy vegetables, lentils, broccoli or hard-boiled eggs are particularly suitable.
  • 6. If you feel sick: Miracle often has a little sugar. Try a fruit or herbal tea with honey, a piece of fruit or a piece of rusk. Ginger should help too. In addition, in nausea phases, it is best to eat anyway, but more often small amounts.
  • 7. Sex in pregnancy is allowed. Not every woman feels like it, but there is no risk of child harm or miscarriage. Only if bleeding occurs, you should refrain from sexual intercourse and only clarify the cause.
  • 8. The decision for or against aAmniocentesis is your thing! From about 35 years of age, the risk of damage to the embryo by the study (about 0.5%) is less than the likelihood of detecting a malformation such as Down syndrome. Therefore, there are at least good arguments to take the risk from this age.
  • 9. Go with complaints,you can not classify (especially bleeding), in case of doubt always sooner rather than later to the gynecologist.
  • 10. Participate in a birth preparation course. Even if it should be a caesarean section in the end, that makes perfect sense, because you learn a lot and as a nice side effect also get to know expectant mothers in the same situation from the environment.

Author: Dr. med. Jörg Zorn