Guest post: Healthy Habits for Pregnant Women
Have a House Plant
Many women find that they are much more sensitive to allergens when they become pregnant. Because the air quality inside your home can be worse than outside, the time you spend there can put a significant strain on your system and make you feel drained and weak. Besides having your heating and cooling ducts cleaned and having the filters changed, there's a vast assortment of house plants you can choose from. Different plants remove different sets of toxins and allergens from the air. Some will even remove mold spores, absorbing them into their systems and using them as food. Just make sure they're well out of the reach of small children and pets, as they can be irritating to the skin, digestive system and mucus membranes.
Once you have progressed in your pregnancy, you might notice that you suffer sleep difficulties. While this is fairly common, it's not healthy if it lasts too long. Sleep is the restorative process for your mind and body. If you don't sleep well or long enough, your energy drops, frustrations mount and stress just piles up. This results in high cortisol levels which, if not addressed, can cause things like weight gain, reproductive dysfunction and depression. If you can't get to sleep or have a hard time staying asleep, there are several ways to manage it. A body pillow can help with positional discomfort. A hot bath will get the mind ready for sleep. You could also try reading before bed, which is proven to improve sleep quality.
With these health tips, you will have an easier, healthier pregnancy. By taking care of yourself and your environment, you will have a healthy, happy baby in your womb and in your home once they are born.
Katie Moore has written and submitted this article. Katie is an active blogger who discusses the topics of, motherhood, children, fitness, health and all other things mummy. She enjoys writing, blogging, and meeting new people. To connect with Katie contact her via her blog, Moore From Katie or her twitter, @moorekm26.