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5 Heart Health Tips for Pregnant Women

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Pregnancy is not a free-for-all time to eat anything and everything you want. Pregnant women should watch their weight and food intake. Think about incorporating whole foods like fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds. Limit processed foods as well as “white” foods like pasta, cookies and white bread.

5) Reduce your stress.

Stress is just a part of life, but it doesn’t have to hamper you. Pick something to help you deal with the stress you have. Exercise helps, as does meditation and yoga. Sometimes even just talking to a friend about the stress can help, too.

Sources:

“12 tips for better heart health.” WebMD.com. Web. 3 February 2016.
http://www.webmd.com/heart/features/12-tips-for-better-heart-health

“How to stay heart healthy during pregnancy.” Goredforwomen.org. Web. 3 February 2016.
https://www.goredforwomen.org/know-your-risk/birth_control_pregnancy_heart_disease/how-to-stay-heart-healthy-during-pregnancy

Reviewed February 4, 2016
by Michele Blacksberg RN
Edited by Jody Smith

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Thanks for the posting this informative article. Pregnancy is a time when a women need to take utmost care of herself. One need to have proper diet & a healthy lifestyle too. It not only benefits the mothers to be & but also the infant as well. I remember my gynecologist always insisted on having healthy diet, a proper sleep & a daily routine of exercise as well. And I must say that really helped for a normal delivery.

June 7, 2016 - 6:27am
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