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The amniotic fluid is what nourishes and protects your baby in the amniotic sac throughout pregnancy from any external pressure. However, high or low levels of this fluid can put you at an increased risk of having a miscarriage or stillborn baby, breech baby, or premature labor and delivery. The key is to take care to eat healthily, stay well-hydrated, and get plenty of rest.
Frequent hormonal and dietary shifts during pregnancy may leave you prone to sensitive teeth and gums. For a quick fix, you may try all-natural (and highly safe!) remedies like applying a hot or cold compress to the affected area and chewing on a piece of raw onion, garlic, or some fresh spinach leaves. Equally soothing can be a salt-water gargle or rinse.
If you were a regular swimmer before getting pregnant, you should continue with your routine. You can swim for 30 minutes without aggravating your joints. It gives you relief from foot and ankle swelling. Swimming eases the sciatic pain. Cool water provides welcome relief from morning sickness. Swimming helps maintain muscle tone and increases your endurance when in labor and delivery.
Maintain a daily exercise routine of light to mild exercise, focusing more on kegel and deep breathing exercises, during your entire pregnancy. Keep a tab on your weight, by drinking copious amounts of water and filling up on fresh fruits, leafy greens. Engage in regular perineal massage after the completion of 7th month to ease stress levels and tackle labor efficiently.
Back pain and pregnancy goes hand-in-hand. It doesn't always disappear after the baby arrives too. When you are pregnant lifting heavy weights is a definite no-no. Wear comfortable footwear, do regular exercises, consume good nutrition and most importantly take care of your emotions. After birth, watch the way you sit while feeding, lifting and also the way you bend while changing clothes.