As a woman, you are at a time when you are extremely sensitive and take care of everything; that is, you are “pregnant”. You should take some precautions to protect yourself and your baby from the negative effects of winter months while trying to look after your baby in the best possible way by paying more attention to both your nutrition and your life. Memorial Ataşehir Hospital, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Assoc. Dr. Contact Tolga directly gave information about the pregnancy in the winter months.
1 - Spinach, leek get on your list of nutrition
During the winter months to strengthen your metabolism, increase your resistance to diseases and more importantly to maintain the healthy development of your baby is a balanced diet. During the day, you need to get enough nutrients from each food group and provide the proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins and minerals you need from the foods. are nutrients.
2 - Orange tangerine in the morning, banana in the evening
Vitamin C, which plays the leading role for our health in winter; citrus fruits such as lemons, oranges and rosehip, red and green sharp peppers, kiwi, parsley and arugula are also much more. In winter, there is a chance that more fruits and vegetables can be consumed. The iron taken with vitamin C will be absorbed more than the intestines and the pulp of fruits and vegetables will increase the bowel movements. It would be more accurate to do with oranges, tangerines, grapefruits that are acidic.
3 - Important for fish, bone and tooth development
In summer, the sun, which is our source of vitamin D, makes its place in the winter due to the lack of it in the winter season, and the most abundant and varied period is the winter months. When the fish is consumed once a week, the need for vitamin D can also meet. Salmon is one of the recommended fish species during pregnancy.
4 - Reduce carbohydrate
It should reduce carbohydrates in this period when overweight gain will be a problem after birth; protein, vitamins and calcium should prefer a nutrition program. Foods such as meat, fish, chicken, eggs and protein; milk and dairy products such as milk, buttermilk, yoghurt and calcium; plenty of vegetables and fruits by consuming the daily balanced diet program, you can meet your need for vitamins.
5 - Attention to indoor spaces
Infectious diseases and allergies that cause the proliferation of environments, changing weather conditions also cause many diseases. By opening the windows and doors can provide ventilation in the home, kitchen and bathroom ventilation fans can benefit from the use of air purifiers and air cleaners can not get caught. and do not stay long in crowded places and wash your hands frequently. Shaking hands and kissing are more risk-prone in this season when influenza infections are common and this type of close contact should be avoided.
6 - Passive smoking increases risks in pregnancy
Passive smoking is more frequent in indoor areas; Intrauterine growth retardation in your baby, low birth weight etc. risks. Do not allow smoking anywhere in your home and stay away from smoking, unventilated spaces.
7-Stretches increase skin infections; Protect your skin
During your pregnancy, your skin will be more sensitive and will need more care. Your skin may dry and crack, especially in cold weather. These cracks can also increase the risk of infection. Therefore, you should use warm water instead of cold water for hand and face washing. You should moisturize your skin using simple moisturizing creams. Of course, the most important thing to remember is to drink plenty of water.
8 - Choosing clothes and shoes reflects your health
In winter, it is recommended to wear coats and soft clothes that will not cause any discomfort. Tight, nylon, synthetic clothing worn to warm in cold weather is not very healthy. Such garments, underwear and trousers should not be preferred because they do not have air permeability and cause sweating and fungal infections associated with it. In winter, woolen, cotton, ventilable, soft clothes should be preferred. The choice of shoes is also very important. It will not make your foot sweat; but another important feature of a warm-keeping shoe is that the sole is made of rubber or similar material so that it does not slip on slippery surfaces such as snow and ice.
9 - Hiking and swimming are the ideal sport for you
Although the most suitable exercise for pregnancy is walking, severe and challenging conditions in winter can keep the mothers in the house. At home or in the gym, you can effortlessly walk on the treadmill, yoga, pilates or a simple set of exercise exercises. You can use the indoor swimming pools to swim as weather is not appropriate. Another best exercise in pregnancy is swimming. You will be very comfortable to swim for 2-4 minutes a week for 30 minutes in a health-friendly pool (constantly controlled, etc.). Thanks to these exercises, the pain and cramps that will bring about the pregnancy will be reduced and it will help to keep the birth pains lighter and help the birth to be performed with less pain. It will also make it easier for the body to get into shape after birth. Unless your doctor tells you that your pregnancy is risky, exercising four days a week will contribute a lot to you.
10 - Moisture your home
It will be useful to humidify the air in the houses with measures such as a teapot boiling air, wet cloths or special devices that will humidify the room.