7 Secrets For Pregnancy!

VIKAS SACHAR

Posted on October 04 2017

These​ ​are​ ​7​ ​great​ ​tips​ ​for​ ​pregnancy​ ​written​ ​by​ ​Dr.​ ​V​ ​Sachar.​ ​Dr.​ ​Sachar​ ​is​ ​a​ ​high​ ​risk pregnancy​ ​specialist,​ ​who​ ​has​ ​created​ ​the​ ​world's​ ​first​ ​cosmetic​ ​line​ ​devoted​ ​toward​ ​safe, non-toxic​ ​products​ ​for​ ​pregnancy.​ ​Toxin​ ​exposure​ ​during​ ​pregnancy​ ​may​ ​be​ ​associated​ ​with the​ ​development​ ​of​ ​adult​ ​diseases​ ​later​ ​in​ ​life.​ ​These​ ​diseases​ ​may​ ​have​ ​origins​ ​early​ ​in​ ​life from​ ​toxin​ ​exposure​ ​even​ ​in​ ​utero. 

  1. Continue​ ​to​ ​exercise!

Continuing​ ​to​ ​exercise​ ​during​ ​pregnancy,​ ​better​ ​prepares​ ​you​ ​for​ ​your​ ​delivery,​ ​and​ ​regular exercise​ ​helps​ ​keep​ ​your​ ​weight​ ​gain​ ​in​ ​check.​ ​​30​ ​minutes​ ​of​ ​exercise​ ​on​ ​most,​ ​if​ ​not​ ​every day​ ​of​ ​the​ ​week​ ​is​ ​recommended.​ ​​ ​Keeping​ ​your​ ​intensity​ ​to​ ​a​ ​level​ ​such​ ​that​ ​you​ ​can easily​ ​talk​ ​while​ ​exercising,​ ​will​ ​not​ ​cause​ ​any​ ​risk​ ​to​ ​the​ ​baby.​ ​​ ​Note,​ ​during​ ​pregnancy, low​ ​impact​ exercise​ ​that​ ​does​ ​not​ ​expose​ ​you​ ​to​ ​injury​ ​is​ ​only​ ​recommended​ ​(no rollerblading!);​ ​always​ ​discuss​ ​your​ ​exercise​ ​regimen​ ​with​ ​your​ ​obstetrician. 

For​ ​more​ ​information​ ​refer​ ​here: http://www.acog.org/Resources%20And%20Publications/Committee%20Opinions/Committee%20on%20Obstetric%20Practice/Exercise%20During%20Pregnancy%20and%20the %20Postpartum%20Period.aspx  

 

Safe​ ​exercise​ ​is​ ​recommended,​ ​skateboarding​ ​is​ ​NOT! 



2.​ ​Don't​ ​eat​ ​for​ ​the​ ​baby! 

For​ ​the​ ​longest​ ​time,​ ​it​ ​was​ ​believed​ ​that​ ​you​ ​have​ ​to​ ​gain​ ​35-40lbs​ ​for​ ​every​ ​pregnancy,  regardless​ ​of​ ​your​ ​pre-pregnancy​ ​weight.​ ​​ ​What​ ​happened​ ​though,​ ​is​ ​that​ ​women​ ​who​ ​were  already​ ​obese​ ​to​ ​start​ ​with,​ ​were​ ​becoming​ ​morbidly​ ​obese​ ​because​ ​they​ ​thought​ ​they​ ​had​ ​to. 
The​ ​World​ ​Health​ ​​ ​Organization​ ​and​ ​the​ ​American​ ​Congress​ ​of​ ​Obstetricians​ ​and  Gynecologists​ ​have​ ​recognized​ ​this​ ​and​ ​recently​ ​recommended​ ​tailoring​ ​women's​ ​pregnancy  associated​ ​weight​ ​gain​ ​to​ ​their​ ​pre​ ​pregnancy​ ​weight. 

Make​ ​Healthy​ ​Choices​ ​During​ ​Your​ ​Pregnancy 

For​ ​more​ ​information​ ​refer​ ​here:  http://www.acog.org/Resources%20And%20Publications/Committee%20Opinions/Committee%20on%20Obstetric%20Practice/Weight%20Gain%20During%20Pregnancy.aspx​ 
​Always  discuss​ ​recommended​ ​weight​ ​gain​ ​with​ ​your​ ​obstetrician. 

3.​ ​Limit​ ​Your​ ​Exposure​ ​to​ ​Toxins! 

Air-pollution,​ ​second​ ​hand​ ​smoke,​ ​radiation,​ ​and​ ​even​ ​your​ ​makeup​ ​are​ ​sources​ ​of​ ​fetal​ ​toxins.  Your​ ​makeup​ ​may​ ​contain​ ​parabens,​ ​lead,​ ​bismuth​ ​chloride,​ ​phthalates,​ ​and​ ​other​ ​chemicals  which​ ​may​ ​be​ ​toxic​ ​to​ ​your​ ​​ ​baby,​ ​and/or​ ​your​ ​skin.​ ​​ ​Parabens​ ​are​ ​associated​ ​with​ ​endocrine  disruption​ ​and​ ​future​ ​impaired​ ​fertility​ ​in​ ​the​ ​baby,​ ​and​ ​breast​ ​cancer​ ​in​ ​the​ ​mother.​ ​​ ​The​ ​surge  of​ ​hormones​ ​and​ ​changes​ ​in​ ​your​ ​immune​ ​system​ ​can​ ​make​ ​your​ ​skin​ ​very​ ​sensitive​ ​to  chemicals​ ​commonly​ ​found​ ​in​ ​makeup.​ ​​ ​Makeup​ ​you​ ​always​ ​used,​ ​may​ ​now​ ​cause​ ​acne,  rashes,​ ​and​ ​other​ ​inflammatory​ ​eruptions.​ ​​ ​Try​ ​to​ ​use​ ​safe​ ​cosmetics​ ​that​ ​are​ ​non-toxic​ ​during  pregnancy.​ ​​ ​Refer​ ​to​ ​www.VSACHARMD.com​ ​for​ ​more​ ​information​ ​and​ ​to​ ​purchase​ ​the  world's​ ​only​ ​non-toxic​ ​safe​ ​makeup​ ​created​ ​exclusively​ ​for​ ​pregnant​ ​women!


4.​ ​Caffeine​ ​Can​ ​Be​ ​Your​ ​Friend! 

Many​ ​women​ ​suffer​ ​from​ ​carpal​ ​tunnel​ ​syndrome​ ​in​ ​the​ ​second​ ​trimester​ ​of​ ​pregnancy.​ ​​ ​This  causes​ ​numbness​ ​and​ ​tingling​ ​in​ ​the​ ​hands,​ ​and​ ​can​ ​be​ ​very​ ​uncomfortable.​ ​​ ​​ ​Generalized  pregnancy​ ​induced​ ​edema​ ​occurs​ ​around​ ​the​ ​nerves​ ​near​ ​your​ ​wrist​ ​and​ ​causes​ ​compression,  and​ ​numbness.​ ​​ ​Caffeine​ ​is​ ​a​ ​natural​ ​diuretic​ ​and​ ​can​ ​often​ ​control​ ​this​ ​problem.​ ​​ ​1-2​ ​cups​ ​a  day​ ​can​ ​benefit​ ​those​ ​suffering​ ​from​ ​carpal​ ​tunnel,​ ​as​ ​well​ ​as​ ​alleviate​ ​many​ ​headaches​ ​and  migraines​ ​in​ ​pregnancy!​ ​​ ​We​ ​recommend​ ​discussing​ ​this​ ​with​ ​your​ ​obstetrician​ ​before​ ​using  caffeine​ ​to​ ​treat​ ​these​ ​2​ ​conditions.


5.​ ​Take​ ​Your​ ​Prenatal​ ​Vitamin​ ​at​ ​Night! 

I​ ​have​ ​had​ ​thousands​ ​of​ ​women​ ​complain​ ​of​ ​nausea​ ​in​ ​the​ ​morning​ ​after​ ​taking​ ​their​ ​prenatal  vitamin.​ ​​ ​They​ ​did​ ​not​ ​have​ ​morning​ ​sickness​ ​type​ ​of​ ​nausea.​ ​Personally,​ ​I​ ​have​ ​tried​ ​a​ ​prenatal  pill​ ​too,​ ​and​ ​had​ ​severe​ ​nausea​ ​1​ ​hour​ ​later!​ ​​ ​To​ ​avoid​ ​this,​ ​take​ ​your​ ​prenatal​ ​vitamin​ ​with​ ​your  dinner.​ ​​ ​By​ ​the​ ​time​ ​it​ ​starts​ ​to​ ​get​ ​dissolved,​ ​you​ ​will​ ​be​ ​asleep,​ ​and​ ​won't​ ​experience​ ​all​ ​of​ ​the  side​ ​effects. 


6.​ ​Heartburn​ ​in​ ​Pregnancy! 

Almost​ ​everybody​ ​experiences​ ​heartburn​ ​during​ ​their​ ​pregnancy.​ ​The​ ​cause​ ​is​ ​relaxation​ ​of​ ​the  valve​ ​between​ ​the​ ​esophagus​ ​and​ ​the​ ​stomach​ ​AND​ ​slowed​ ​gastric​ ​emptying.​ ​​ ​These​ ​are  secondary​ ​to​ ​the​ ​hormones​ ​of​ ​pregnancy,​ ​specifically​ ​Progesterone.​ ​​ ​​ ​Avoiding​ ​some​ ​of​ ​the  triggers​ ​may​ ​be​ ​the​ ​easiest​ ​way​ ​to​ ​treat​ ​this​ ​condition.​ ​​ ​Caffeine,​ ​tea,​ ​tomato​ ​sauce​ ​(pizza,  spaghetti),​ ​orange​ ​juice,​ ​big​ ​meals...these​ ​may​ ​all​ ​trigger​ ​the​ ​symptoms​ ​of​ ​heartburn.​ ​​ ​This  occurs​ ​because​ ​the​ ​acid​ ​from​ ​the​ ​stomach​ ​rises​ ​into​ ​the​ ​lower​ ​part​ ​of​ ​the​ ​food​ ​pipe,​ ​and​ ​gives  a​ ​very​ ​uncomfortable​ ​burning​ ​sensation.​ ​​ ​If​ ​avoiding​ ​these​ ​foods​ ​doesn't​ ​help,​ ​try​ ​over​ ​the  counter​ ​medications​ ​such​ ​as​ ​Tums.​ ​​ ​This​ ​is​ ​a​ ​simple​ ​fix,​ ​but​ ​doesn't​ ​always​ ​work.​ ​​ ​If​ ​you  continue​ ​to​ ​have​ ​persistent​ ​heartburn,​ ​discuss​ ​it​ ​with​ ​your​ ​obstetrician,​ ​and​ ​they​ ​can​ ​prescribe  effective​ ​medical​ ​treatment.​ ​​ ​Note,​ ​heartburn,​ ​also​ ​known​ ​as​ ​gastric​ ​reflux​ ​is​ ​a​ ​major​ ​cause​ ​of  nocturnal​ ​asthma.​ ​​ ​For​ ​patients​ ​with​ ​asthma,​ ​with​ ​worsening​ ​symptoms,​ ​treatment​ ​of​ ​your​ ​acid  reflux​ ​may​ ​control​ ​your​ ​symptoms!

7.​ ​Varicose​ ​Veins! 


Pregnancy​ ​is​ ​a​ ​major​ ​risk​ ​factor​ ​for​ ​varicose​ ​veins.​ ​​ ​They​ ​can​ ​range​ ​in​ ​severity​ ​from​ ​a​ ​cosmetic  irritation,​ ​to​ ​severe​ ​pain.​ ​​ ​They​ ​occur​ ​as​ ​the​ ​pregnancy​ ​progresses​ ​because​ ​the​ ​pregnant  uterus​ ​prevents​ ​blood​ ​from​ ​returning​ ​from​ ​your​ ​legs​ ​to​ ​your​ ​pelvis.​ ​It​ ​is​ ​similar​ ​to​ ​stepping​ ​on​ ​a  hose;​ ​the​ ​water​ ​backs​ ​up,​ ​and​ ​the​ ​hose​ ​dilates.​ ​​ ​​ ​The​ ​hormones​ ​of​ ​pregnancy​ ​also​ ​contribute  to​ ​varicose​ ​veins.​ ​​ ​Unfortunately,​ ​these​ ​veins​ ​aren't​ ​limited​ ​to​ ​just​ ​your​ ​legs,​ ​and​ ​can​ ​occur​ ​in  the​ ​vulva,​ ​and​ ​be​ ​very​ ​large​ ​and​ ​disfiguring.​ ​​ ​Hemorrhoids​ ​are​ ​another​ ​version​ ​of​ ​varicose  veins!​ ​​ ​Fortunately​ ​there​ ​are​ ​a​ ​few​ ​solutions.​ ​​ ​Elevating​ ​your​ ​legs​ ​whenever​ ​possible​ ​will​ ​help  eliminate​ ​the​ ​force​ ​of​ ​gravity.​ ​​ ​The​ ​most​ ​effective​ ​however​ ​is​ ​medical​ ​grade​ ​support​ ​hose.​ ​​ ​If  you​ ​are​ ​at​ ​risk​ ​for​ ​varicose​ ​veins,​ ​be​ ​proactive;​ ​get​ ​support​ ​TED​ ​hose​ ​earlier,​ ​go​ ​prevent​ ​their  formation,​ ​vs​ ​after​ ​they​ ​have​ ​formed.​ ​​ ​4For​ ​those​ ​with​ ​painful​ ​varicose​ ​veins​ ​in​ ​the​ ​vulva,​ ​there  are​ ​support​ ​hose​ ​for​ ​this​ ​as​ ​well.​ ​Discuss​ ​this​ ​with​ ​your​ ​obstetrician,​ ​and​ ​they​ ​can​ ​give​ ​you​ ​a  prescription.​ ​​ ​They​ ​may​ ​be​ ​a​ ​little​ ​expensive,​ ​but​ ​using​ ​these​ ​will​ ​prevent​ ​further​ ​varicose​ ​veins  from​ ​developing​ ​and​ ​alleviate​ ​some​ ​of​ ​the​ ​discomfort.​ ​​ ​For​ ​hemorrhoids,​ ​a​ ​stool​ ​softener,​ ​high  fiber,​ ​and​ ​lots​ ​of​ ​water​ ​will​ ​also​ ​help. 

For​ ​more​ ​helpful​ ​pregnancy​ ​hints,​ ​instructional​ ​pregnancy​ ​videos,​ ​upcoming​ ​podcasts​ ​and​ ​to 

get​ ​more​ ​information​ ​about​ ​the​ ​world's​ ​first​ ​non-toxic​ ​makeup​ ​exclusively​ ​for​ ​pregnant​ ​women,  please​ ​go​ ​to​ ​​www.VSACHARMD.com​. 

Note:​ ​​ ​Before​ ​making​ ​any​ ​medical​ ​decisions​ ​in​ ​your​ ​pregnancy,​ ​discuss​ ​them  with​ ​your​ ​obstetrician.​ ​The​ ​views​ ​in​ ​this​ ​blog​ ​are​ ​for​ ​information​ ​and  entertainment​ ​only,​ ​not​ ​to​ ​be​ ​taken​ ​as​ ​medical​ ​advice.

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