Diwali is not only a festival of light; it is a festival of cleaning, decoration, preparations for puja, and cooking for the festive parties that start a week before. It comes with a lot of challenges and temporary dietary and lifestyle changes as well. Pregnant women should stay careful during this time of the year to avoid any allergies, illness, or food poisoning.
Here are some handy tips for pregnant women to ensure safety during Diwali.
Stay Away From Pollution
Unfortunately, during Diwali, the air pollution level reaches its peak in many parts of the country because of bursting crackers. Pollutants from firecrackers are proven to be harmful to pregnant women, as well as their babies.
Therefore, it is vital to stay away from the pollution caused by the crackers to prevent any respiratory issues. Make sure you wear a mask before coming out to enjoy the festivity. For added protection, you may also use an air purifier at home.
Don’t Skip Eating Healthy Food.
Festivals are all about feasting, which includes sweets, desserts, snacks, and other new recipes. But with pregnancy, you’ve to be extra careful about the diet and the timings of your meal. Skipping meals might lead to fatigue, nausea, and dizziness.
Do not go overboard with Kachoris, Ladoos, Kaju barfi, and other deep-fried snacks. Make sure you have healthy foods in your meals and follow healthy cooking styles - baking or grilling, instead of deep-frying.
Avoid Loud Noises
During pregnancy, senses become more sensitive to environmental factors. Loud noises can disturb you as well as your fetus. Hence, avoid getting exposed to loud music and crackers. You can enjoy these activities by sitting comfortably away from the location.
Be Mindful of your surroundings.
Diwali is a festival when we decorate our house with lots of lights and diyas. So, you need to stay extra cautious about the wires rolling on the floor, diyas on rangoli and main door, and many other things. Moreover, the floor often becomes slippery when there are many people in the house for any occasion. Thus, mind your steps and stay attentive to your surroundings.
Avoid Heavy Dresses
Who does not want to get dressed up and enjoy the festival with their friends and families?
Heavy dresses can put pressure on your body and can make you feel tired and exhausted. So, be wise and choose some light clothing over heavily embellished dresses.
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