Precautions To Take During The First Trimester Of Pregnancy

Precautions To Take During The First Trimester Of Pregnancy

28 Oct 2022 | 2 min Read

Dr. Neena Moses

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Pregnancy is one of the most beautiful phases of life and every mother wants this period to be beautiful for herself and healthy for the growing fetus. Once blessed with that positive report indicating that you are pregnant, there are several things that the women start to worry about.

Besides booking your antenatal appointment and continuing with timely consultation with the doctor, 

5 Precautions to take during the first trimester of pregnancy and also continue throughout the pregnancy period include:

Be careful with medications

Avoid self-prescribed medication for symptoms seen in early pregnancy. A few medicines and their overdose can prove harmful for you and your developing fetus.

Stop Smoking and alcohol consumption

In case you are a smoker or consume alcohol, stop immediately. Smoking and consumption of alcohol can lead to various pregnancy complications and birth defects. Such harmful substances are linked to preterm birth, miscarriage, neural tube defects, low birth weight, etc.

Reduce your caffeine intake

Limit your caffeine intake to 200mg or less per day. Consumption of coffee and caffeinated drinks like cola, teas, energy drinks, etc. can increase the risk of miscarriage.

Avoid overeating and control cravings 

Avoid unhealthy weight gain or obesity during pregnancy as it can lead cause preterm birth and other complications. Frequent hunger and craving unhealthy foods are common during pregnancy, but when snacking prefer a healthy snack and meal option. 

Avoid things that can have a negative effect on your pregnancy

Avoid bending over, weight training, wearing stilettos and heels, lifting heavy weights, running, jogging, lying on your back for long, having sex, etc during pregnancy.



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