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Signs Of A Healthy Pregnancy

As mom-to-be you are always worried if you are taking good care of your pregnancy. Like any responsible mother, you should be concerned about the health of your baby and if they are meeting all their developmental milestones as they grow.

The first step to taking care of your pregnancy is by taking care of yourself. Whatever you eat and drink get passed on to the baby through the placenta and you should ensure that they are safe, healthy and beneficial to your baby’s growth and development. Even if you might not see it, these are the signs that your pregnancy is healthy and progressing well.

Your vitals are normal

Pregnancy changes how your body functions and the first to be affected are your vitals. If you keep measuring your vitals during the course of the pregnancy and the results are within the normal range then that’s the first good sign you need that everything is going on well.

High blood pressure and an abnormal blood sugar content can be indicative of underlying medical issue like preeclampsia and gestational diabetes respectively and you should get yourself checked by a doctor to overrule any serious complications.

Pregnancy changes how your body functions and the first to be affected are your vitals. If you keep measuring your vitals during the course of the pregnancy and the results are within the normal range then that’s the first good sign you need that everything is going on well.

High blood pressure and an abnormal blood sugar content can be indicative of underlying medical issue like preeclampsia and gestational diabetes respectively and you should get yourself checked by a doctor to overrule any serious complications.

You attend all your antenatal appointments

Antenatal appointments are very important in maintaining a healthy pregnancy and checking on the progress of your baby. So honour all your antenatal appointment without fail. If distance your favourite doctor is an issue, then have them recommend you to a nearby clinic until the last trimester of the pregnancy but never miss your antenatal appointments.

Most pregnancy complications can be detected through regular check-ups and can be easily managed if detected early. More importantly, antenatal visits check on the health of the baby and intervention measures, if any, can be quickly staged for a healthy delivery.

The ultrasound is good

An ultrasound is good way of monitoring the growth and development of the baby. There are certain developmental milestones the baby is expected to achieve within every semester and if they meet them, then all indications show for a healthy baby and smooth delivery. For instance, you should be able to identify facial feature from a 9 Week Ultrasound Twins. The baby is also expected to start showing some level of activity in the second trimester, specifically kicking. By the 24th week, you should be able to identify the sex of the baby. If the baby meets these and other milestones, then you have no cause for worry.

Weight gain

Weight gain is an important aspect in a healthy pregnancy. You are expected to gain between 10 and 15 kilograms during the pregnancy. You should consult your doctor if you are losing weight or remaining stagnant.

On the other end of the scale, a rapid weight gain that is above that normal range should be a cause for concern and it’s best if you talk to your doctor too. You might have to change your diet to avoid dangerous weight levels which puts you at a risk of developing hypertension and diabetes.

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