of processed foods such as white bread.
2) Curb the caffeine
Too much caffeine during pregnancy can potentially increase your risk of miscarriage as well as a low-birth weight for the baby. It is recommended to not consume more than 200mg of caffeine a day while pregnant.
3) Quit smoking
Not only does smoking have serious impacts on overall health, but can cause severe health problems for your baby if smoking while pregnant. Smoking increases the risk of miscarriage, premature birth, SIDS, and low birth rate. Quitting smoking before you become pregnant is one of the best decisions for a healthy pregnancy.
Even though exercise can become more difficult when pregnant, staying active is important for not just your physical health, but mental wellbeing as well. Activities such as brisk walking, swimming and yoga are especially beneficial when pregnant and can help build strength.
Acupuncture treatment can be beneficial for pregnant women for multiple reasons. Studies have shown acupuncture can reduce symptoms of morning sickness such as nausea and vomiting. It is common to experience lower back pain during the second and third trimesters of pregnancy. Acupuncture can help relieve pain and relax the body. Many women report having sleep problems during pregnancy. Acupuncture can address this through specific acupuncture points that calm the mind and return the body back to its natural energy flow and balance, increasing quality of sleep.