This weekend I was in horrible pain in my abdomen and side. I was so worried that something was wrong with the baby, but it turned out it was just a kidney stone! I had too much calcium buildup. I will spare the details, but this is just a friendly reminder to not ignore what your body tells you during pregnancy, and make sure you let your doctor know if something unusual is going on with you and your body!
I also recommend keeping your health in check with some kind of system to make sure you're getting all the nutrients you need for the baby and yourself. Personally, I use the BabyCenter chart* below to make sure I'm getting what I need, as well as at least half a gallon of water every day! Staying active is also very important to me, because I want to make the birth as easy as possible! Don't push yourself, know your limits, and listen to your body! Long walks, yoga, and pilates work well for me, but you may need to do more or less according to your body and how active you were before pregnancy. These are just my recommendations, so please share how you ladies stay healthy during pregnancy in the comments below!
*This chart can be found at: http://assets.babycenter.com/ims/Content/food_group_serving.pdf
I'm a first time mom at 20--trying to get through life being a mom, wife, student, and employee--here to share my journey and some tips with you!