Must carry es­sen­tials for mom­mies-to-be

The Hitavada - - PASTIME -

DUR­ING preg­nancy not only is your body chang­ing but your hor­mones are also surg­ing, and in many ways you're more susceptible to health and hy­giene is­sues. But there are plenty of things you can do to make your jour­ney as safe and en­joy­able as pos­si­ble and to pre­pare for what's to come, say ex­perts.

Here's a list of must carry es­sen­tials sug­gested by Vikas Ba­garia, Founder of PeeSafe, a toi­let seat san­i­tizer spray brand and Jaski­ran­preet, who is an ad­vi­sor to Credi­health- a med­i­cal as­sis­tance com­pany, for mothers-to-be while go­ing out.

Wa­ter bot­tle: Drink­ing wa­ter dur­ing preg­nancy is very im­por­tant since it helps your baby grow healthy, re­duces painful preg­nancy symp­toms, and keeps your body hy­drated for bet­ter men­tal and phys­i­cal per­for­mance. Thus, a wa­ter bot­tle tops the list of must carry es­sen­tials for mom­mies to be. There­fore, tuck a wa­ter bot­tle into your bag along side few por­ta­ble snack like raw al­monds, an ap­ple in case hunger strikes with­out warn­ing.

Toi­let seat san­i­tizer spray: Find­ing a clean toi­let while trav­el­ling is a daunt­ing task for ev­ery­one and it gets even more cru­cial, and at times painful for mom­mies to be. Dur­ing preg­nancy you need to be ex­tra cau­tious as you are car­ry­ing a whole new life with you dur­ing these 9 months. In or­der to pre­vent un­wanted in­fec­tions and UTI, ev­ery ex­pect­ing mother must carry toi­let seat san­i­tizer.

Antacid tablets: Most of the women ex­pe­ri­ence symp­toms of in­di­ges­tion dur­ing preg­nancy, in­clud­ing heart­burn. Al­though it's typ­i­cally a harm­less con­di­tion, heart­burn can cause ex­treme dis­com­fort and can linger un­til your baby is born. Over­the-counter antacids are gen­er­ally harm­less when taken dur­ing preg­nancy and can quickly ease symp­toms. Car­ry­ing the pre­scribed antacids is nec­es­sary for mothers to be.

Heat­ing pad: Us­ing a heat­ing pad dur­ing preg­nancy to ease lower back pain, sore mus­cles, or aching joints is safe and won't harm your baby be­cause mod­er­ate heat ap­plied to just one area of your body won't raise your overall core body tem­per­a­ture. Since most of the heat­ing pads are handy and easy to use, thus can be use to re­duce the pain dur­ing preg­nancy. Mini medicine kit: Car­ry­ing a small medicine kit with pre­scribed pre­na­tal vi­ta­mins is a must have for ev­ery ex­pect­ing Women. Pre­na­tal vi­ta­mins and sup­ple­ments are ben­e­fi­cial for all preg­nant women as they en­sure an ad­e­quate amount of es­sen­tial nu­tri­ents for you and your baby.

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