You are at one of the most important junctures of your life! With a life growing inside, you have a greater responsibility to cater to and so, it’s not about you anymore. It is that phase of your life where in it is of high importance to adopt a healthy lifestyle, if not for yourself, then for the baby in you. Here are a few tips that could help make a start:
• Eating Right is the most important of all aspects. Whatever you eat or do not eat is going to affect the foetus. It is not about you anymore. You are feeding and nourishing your baby as well. Your food should be free from all forms of pesticides and insecticides. Try and consume organic food as far as possible. It has to be realized that the nourishment provided to the child during the prenatal period forms the basis of the child’s immune system. It is best to consult a nutritionist for this purpose who can guide you appropriately on the same.
• Incase you have the habit of drinking; you have to see to it that you Stop Consuming Alcohol or any other forms of drinks that contain carbon dioxide and other toxins. Consumption of alcohol may result in Foetal Alcohol Syndrome. This should be done the moment it is confirmed that you are pregnant. Make sure that the water you drink is distilled and free from any form of chemicals.
• Your surroundings have to be Clean and Environmental Friendly. Ensure that the environment you live and work in are green and do not contribute to pollution. A green environment provides for fresh and natural air, thus generating oxygen. Irritants such as dust and smoke should be avoided at all costs. Above all, you cannot be exposed to any form of toxins.
• Non – Renewable Sources such as plastics and other chemicals should be dealt with caution. Do not store food in plastic containers; instead use glass utensils or those made from ceramics without the use of Lead in it. Also, use the polythene plastic wraps instead of Poly Vinyl Chloride. All the food cans that have a white lining should be avoided since it has Bisphenol – A in it.
• Definitely, not the last point but the least you could do is the Use of Eco – Friendly and Bio Degradable Substances in your daily chores. You can start shopping for commodities that are organic in nature such as clothing, food and other groceries. You can also try out homemade innovations such as lemon, baking soda and vinegar and so on for cleaning purposes.
Apart from the above, you can also have green baby showers, shopping for organic clothing for your baby and other accessories etc.
Above all, it has to be remembered that for the foetus to arrive in the world as a new born infant, it is the mother who has to take care of herself first. So, adopt green pregnancy to have a happy pregnancy and a healthy lifestyle.