Back To Basics: Caring for yourself during Pregnancy
By Capital Women's Care
April 28, 2014
Category: OBGYN
Tags: Pregnancy  

Pregnancy Care in Rockville

During pregnancy, it is important to take good care of yourself both physically and emotionally. If you follow a few simple guidelines from our obstetricians and gynecologists in Rockville, MD, you can give yourself the best chance of having a problem-free pregnancy and a healthy baby. Pregnancy Care
As soon as you find out you’re pregnant, visit one of our gynecologists for pregnancy care. Together you will organize your antenatal care, which means you will get good advice for a healthy pregnancy right from the start. This will help you to have plenty of time to organize any ultrasound scans and tests you may need.

Eat Well

While visiting our office in Rockville for pregnancy care is important, it is also vital that you eat properly. When it comes to eating well, try to have:
  • At least 5 portions of fruit and vegetables daily
  • Plenty of carbohydrates
  • Daily servings of protein
  • Two portions of fish a week
During your pregnancy in Rockville, you don’t have to eat for two and you don’t need extra calories for the first six months of pregnancy.  In the last three months, you will need those extra calories a day, but we can help you plan a proper eating regiment with your first visit.

Take a Vitamin Supplement

While pregnancy vitamin supplements are not a substitute for a balanced diet, they can help if you are worried about not eating well or if you are too sick to eat enough.  Make sure your supplement contains 10mcg of vitamin D, as it is important for your baby’s future bone health.  Talk to one of our gynecologists in Rockville before taking any supplements. 

Prioritize Your Rest

Most importantly, get plenty of rest.  The fatigue that you feel in the first few months is due to high levels of pregnancy hormones that are circulating in your body. Later on, this is your body’s way of telling you to slow down.  If you can’t sleep at night, try to take a quick nap in the middle of the day to catch up on the sleep you missed. 

During your pregnancy in Rockville and Montgomery County, it is important to take proper care of yourself and your baby.  Talk to one of our gynecologists in Rockville, MD for more information on how to protect your baby and yourself during pregnancy.