General warning for pregnant women is the dangers of alcohol, cigarettes and cheese that has not been through the process of pasteurization has serious consequences for growth and development potential of their baby.
Pasteurization partial sterilization of food is through a process that destroys microorganisms harmful warming without major changes in the chemistry of food.
But actually there are still other things to watch out for. There are many things that must be set correctly, or will cause problems.
Maintain weight while pregnant
Obese pregnant women increases the risk of a woman affected by diabetes, premature labor or gestasional carries with it the risk of obesity and diabetes in the prospective infants. Recent research has also found a link between a woman’s weight when she was pregnant with a child exposed to the risk of asthma.
Gestasional Diabetes is diabetes that occurs during pregnancy, and their very nature temporary.
A study published January 2013 and then found that about 12% of the 1,100 children born to obese mothers have often suffered respiratory reads (wheezing/bengek) at the age of 14 months, compared with less than 4% of children born to mothers with normal weight.
Dr. Jennifer Wu, an OB-GYN at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York said that regular exercise can help. Even if the mother does not actively exercise before pregnancy, they should be trying to walk, at least for 20 minutes, four times a week.
Decrease drinking coffee
Doctors and researchers have learned that high caffeine intake during pregnancy can harm the fetus, but about how much caffeine can harm has been the subject of much debate.
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends that pregnant women should limit themselves to a maximum of 200 milligrams of caffeine per day, the equivalent of two cups of coffee. So, if you do have to drink coffee, try less than 6 ounces per day. That means half of the size of Starbucks tall glasses.
Avoid becoming a passive smoker
Living in the “environmental cigarette” has long been associated with asthma and respiratory problems in children. But new research suggests that exposure to cigarette smoke when baby still in the womb can lead to health problems later in life.
According to recent studies, taking medication antidepressants while pregnant have permanent effects on the developing fetus. The researchers found that taking Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIS), which are contained in a specific antidepressant drugs, during pregnancy may be associated with higher risks of miscarriage, premature birth, birth defects and behavioral problems, including autism.
Mental health conditions, which generally can be achieved with an antidepressant, it is important during pregnancy. The ideal way is through counseling, not drugs. But if indeed you need drugs antidepressants, discuss it first with your doctor before consuming.
Note the level of Vitamin D
There is evidence of growing that low vitamin D levels during pregnancy can cause health problems for the mother and child. More than 30 research shows link between low vitamin D levels with an increased risk of diabetes, low birth weight gestasional and pre-eklampsia.
Preeklampsia is the second largest cause of death in pregnancy in the world. Preeklampsia is a symptom of hypertension during pregnancy is characterized by typical symptoms of 3, i.e. the rise in blood pressure over 140/90 mmHG, swelling of the limbs, and the presence of protein in the urine of mother.
Note the meat you buy
Listeriosis is an illness caused by consuming foods that contain the bacteria Listeria. Noted that the risk exposed to the listeriosis during pregnancy is small, but the consequences are deadly. Listeria infection can cause premature birth, infections in infants and even the death of the fetus.
All kinds of processed meats, sausages, examples can be contaminated by listeria before they are packaged. Dr. Melissa Goist, an OB-GYN Wexner in the University Medical Center of Ohio State suggested all processed meats have to go through the process of warming up around 150 degrees before consumed, either using a microwave or cooked.
Keep yourself from air pollution
An international study suggests that inhaling air pollution caused by traffic, industrial and even dust during pregnancy can increase the risk of babies born with low weight.
Women are not always able to change where they live or work, but doing so simple as to avoid rush hour traffic can help. Another study found that increasing your intake of fruits and vegetables during pregnancy can help protect you from the effects of air pollution.