Most women already understand the gentle nature of a pregnancy. You must take better care of your body when it comes nutrition and physical care. But this also means that many of the things that you may enjoy doing now you simply cannot do when you are expecting a child. It is important to have the proper nutrients to insure you and your baby’s health. So this means not only eating right and taking your prenatal vitamins, but this also means you must cut out alcohol and any other unhealthy habits. There are many benefits to taking your vitamins as well as quitting alcohol.
Alcohol can do severe damage to your child in the womb. Your child runs the risk of getting fetal alcohol syndrome and many other defects and disorders. Needless to say, alcohol should be eliminated from your life even if you are not pregnant. One of the biggest perks to taking alcohol out of your life is what it does for your body and your mind. Your mind will begin to clear and your body will begin to heal itself from the damage that has been done. It as little as two months your liver will start to heal itself and you will begin to notice a difference in your skin’s appearance and your overall health. You will now be free of disease which can be a really amazing feeling in itself. If you are already aware that you have a problem, there are detox and therapy programs that can help.
There are many benefits that come with taking a prenatal vitamin while pregnant. What most women do not realize is that prenatal vitamins are much different than your typical vitamin. Prenatal vitamins contain folic acid which assists with any neural tube defects that may occur in your child. These are defects that impact your child’s spinal cord as well as their brain. The iron that is in a prenatal vitamin helps prevent the mother from becoming anemic which can also deeply impact the baby.
Prenatal vitamins contain folic acid, calcium, iron, vitamin C, Zinc, Copper, Vitamin B-6, and Vitamin D. These should not be used as a substitute for good nutrition. You need to make sure you are still maintaining a healthy diet. The calcium will be very helpful especially in your final trimester. Calcium helps to build your baby’s bones and keep them strong. It is crucial that you keep a lot of calcium in your diet including the prenatal vitamin. One thing prenatal vitamins do not contain are omega-3 fatty acids which you will find in fish. So make sure you keep fish in your diet if you are able to.
So make sure you cut out any of your bad habits now before you become pregnant. Eating right and taking your vitamins will also help you deliver a healthy and happy baby.