Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy

Even the most healthy women can have pregnancy problems but taking steps towards a healthy lifestyle can increase your chances of having a healthy pregnancy.
What you put in your body before falling pregnant, during your pregnancy and after the birth can affect your baby. Organizing your care early means you’ll get good advice for a healthy pregnancy right from the start. You’ll also have plenty of time to organize your diary for ultrasound scans and tests that you may need. Here are some important tips to help you have a healthy pregnancy:
1. Take a prenatal vitamin.

2. Exercise, but don’t overdo it.

3. Change your chores (avoid harsh or toxic cleaners, heavy lifting).

4. Track your weight gain (normal weight gain is 11.5 – 16 kg).

5. Eat folate-rich foods (lentils, oranges, fortified cereals).

6. Eat calcium-rich foods (dairy, canned fish, soy).

7. Eat fiber-rich foods (cereals & vegetables.

8. Drink plenty of fluids (six 8-ounce glasses of water per day).

Products for a healthy pregnancy

21st Century Prenatal
21st Century Prenatal Multivitamin Mineral + DHA 2 Steps

A 2-step dietary supplement for use before, during & after pregnancy, enriched with Folic Acid and Iron. It contains NO fish, mercury or PCBs. It includes plant-sourced DHA.

Sentinel Folic Acid 400 mcg
Sentinel Folic Acid 400 mcg

Folic acid is an important B vitamin for women of childbearing age. Folic acid, also known as folate and folacin from dietary sources, helps support normal functioning of the nervous system and plays a critical role in the proper development of a baby’s nervous system.

HCG Pregnancy Test Cassette
HCG Pregnancy Test Cassette

The hCG Pregnancy Rapid Test Cassette is a rapid chromatographic immunoassay for the qualitative detection of human chorionic gonadotropin in urine, serum or plasma to aid in the early detection of pregnancy.

Clearblue Digital Pregnancy Test With Conception Indicator
Clearblue Digital Pregnancy Test With Conception Indicator

The Clearblue Digital Pregnancy Test with Conception Indicator is the first and only test that is as accurate as an ultrasound scan at dating pregnancy. Its smart dual sensor not only tells you if you’re ‘Pregnant’ or ‘Not Pregnant’, but also tells you how far along you are in the pregnancy if you are.

Earth's Finest Organic Porridge Oats
Earth's Finest Organic Porridge Oats

Digestive Enzymes contain a specialized blend of plant-sourced Enzymes, Prebiotics, and Probiotics that encourage daily digestive health for men and women. By helping the body digest fats, proteins, carbohydrates, and cellulose, this formula supports healthy digestion, immune function, bowel activity, and energy levels.

Resources

KidsHealth. “Staying Healthy During Pregnancy”. Accessed April 5, 2021.

Mayo Clinic. “Healthy pregnancy”. Accessed April 5, 2021.

NHS. “Have a healthy diet in pregnancy”. Accessed April 5, 2021.