Although experiencing a miscarriage may not necessarily be physically painful, the mental disturbance it causes more than makes up for it. Therefore, following simple tips and taking minimum precautions can help you get through the first trimester; the litmus test period of pregnancy.
Exercise and body posture
Don’t become idle and allow yourself to give in to the fatigue and grogginess experienced by most mothers. During the first three months of pregnancy a lot of women go through mood swings and the urge to be physically inactive. Although this is not uncommon, it is bad for the life forming inside of you.
Walking on plain ground wearing proper shoes, doing some simple yoga exercises and even indulging in light housework can provide adequate physical exertion during this time which can go a long way into avoiding cramps, muscle stiffness and joint pains.
Always ensure that you sit with your back straight during pregnancy in order to avoid lower back pain.
Avoid liver pastes, papaya, pineapple, uncooked or packaged raw meat and seafood in order to avoid the risk of ingesting listeria (a type of bacteria), mercury poisoning (mainly from fish) and toxoplasma and salmonella. Raw egg, alcohol and artificial sweeteners and Monosodium glutamate (MSG) should not be consumed at all during this time to avoid miscarriage.
Importance of thoughts
What you think has a direct effect on the fetus forming inside you. Happy thoughts induce positive energy whereas a mother’s depression can have a genetic impact on the fetus at the same time. Certain kinds of music can be a stimulant to the fetus and encourage healthy growth.
Treating body ache, migraines and swelling
Drink light peppermint or green tea instead of regular tea or coffee. Caffeine is an absolute no during pregnancy and is known to cause miscarriage in women. Swelling happens most during the third trimester because the mother’s body retains the maximum amount of water during this time. There is little that can be done except keeping one’s self active. Wading through water in the swimming pool can help relax the body and strengthen the pelvic muscles for the long haul.