Whether it’s your first or fifth pregnancy, taking steps to ensure a healthy pregnancy is always important. There is so much information on things you “need” to do to have a smooth 9 months. The simple truth is if your mind and body are healthy – your pregnancy should be as well. The Irvine team at Next Level Wellness has 5 simple tips to guide you through a healthy pregnancy.
Get Some Shut Eye
Getting a good night’s sleep is important for the body because it allows for total relaxation and reboot. During pregnancy, the body is working extra hard, producing more hormones and requiring more energy to function properly. It’s not irregular to experience fatigue while pregnant, but more serious challenges can arise if you’re skimping on sleep. Listen to your body and try to get at least 8-10 hours in a day – this can include
Eat the Rainbow
Getting all your micronutrients is incredibly important to a healthy pregnancy. Nutrients like iron, calcium and folic acid or vitamin B are plentiful in fruits and vegetables. Many obstetricians tout the importance of folate in the health of your pregnancy – this vitamin is largely found in leafy greens and citrus fruits. Make sure nutrition is a priority – an easy way to keep a nutritious diet is to fill your plate with colors!
A low impact activity added to your weekly routine will do wonders for those aches and pains that your muscles and joints inevitably will feel from the extra weight of pregnancy. Not to mention that you’ll be getting much-needed endorphins to offset any hormones that are altering your moods.
Consider Chiropractic Care
In the past, there has been some apprehension around chiropractic services during pregnancy, but the simple truth is that gentle chiropractic care is very beneficial to expecting mothers.
Your joint health is directly tied to the health of your organs and nervous system. By regularly being adjusted or simply massaged as to relax your muscles, you are giving your nervous system attention and allowing it to function at its best.
Our Irvine chiropractic team of wellness doctors, Vasili Gatsinaris, James Kim, and Adam Abulghualya specialize in chiropractic and wellness care. Our Irvine chiropractic office is located near John Wayne Airport, convenient for expectant mothers living in Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, Tustin, Santa Ana and other surrounding Orange County communities.
Let our Orange County chiropractic team make a plan and treat your pregnancy early on. To learn more about our variety of services or to schedule an appointment, take advantage of our Facebook new patient special and contact us or call