10 Tips New Mothers should Know

10 Tips New Mothers should Know 10 Tips New Mothers should Know 10 Tips New Mothers should Know


          Welcome to the world of new mothers! You might be anxious and curious to know about healthy pregnancy for yourself and your babies. In this article, you will learn about some practical tips. For those having a morning sickness, we have ‘Tips to prevent morning sickness for new mothers’ to read.

          10 Tips New Mothers should Know

1. Folic acid: Cheap but enormously beneficial vitamin
          Mothers who are planning to have babies or having a very early pregnancy are recommended by doctors to take 1 tablet of folic acid every day to promote the foetal nervous system and reduce neurological disabilities. If possible, it is advisable to take it in advance or when you become aware of pregnancy, and you should do so continuously until the gestational age of 3 months.

2. Morning sickness
          Morning sickness is common among pregnant women. It is also a sign that pregnancy hormones are at normal levels as chances of miscarriage are minimized. Generally, morning sickness begins around 6-8 weeks of gestation and continues to peak around 10 weeks of pregnancy, then gradually improves after the first trimester passes or the gestational age is up to 14 weeks. Morning sickness that occurs in the first trimester corresponds to the stages of foetal organ development. It looks as if nature intentionally enables mothers with morning sickness to not accept food or external factors that may affect the embryo’s development.

3. Checking on Down syndrome babies
          Babies with Down syndrome have significant problems in their physical and cognitive development since the quality of life of their family is affected until it becomes a social problem in the future. Medical advancement is now able to screen for babies with Down syndrome even during pregnancy. The process is also affordable and offers a variety of screening options. It can start from the first trimester. Therefore, doctors recommend that all pregnant women should undergo tests for Down syndrome if they can pay for it. When an abnormality is found during the test, an early treatment plan can be made.

4. Venepuncture and vaccination
          One of the main goals in pregnancy is to prevent mother-to-child infection or to strengthen the baby's immunity through mother. Therefore, venepuncture and vaccination are essential during pregnancy. At present, there are important blood tests for major diseases, including 1) thalassemia carriers, 2) gestational diabetes, and 3) sexually transmitted infections. If an abnormality is detected, doctors can plan a treatment to save pregnancy and reduce the risks during pregnancy and baby delivery.
          Vaccines recommended for mothers during pregnancy include 1) influenza vaccine 2) COVID-19 vaccine because pregnant women are at risk of developing serious infections than others and 3) diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus vaccines to pass on immunity to the foetus from birth.

5. Ultrasound can be everything but not anything
          A lot of misconception is arising about ultrasound nowadays; for example, if the ultrasound results are normal, the baby must be healthy. In fact, the key benefit of ultrasound is to examine from the silhouette how healthy is the foetus to determine its structural completion. Therefore, the ultrasound examination did not find any abnormalities. It reflects that the body structure or organs of the foetus should be normal or, if an abnormality occurs, it should not be fatal by checking to this silhouette. However, there is a chance of making some mistakes, especially about sex. Therefore, you do not have to worry too much. In general, ultrasound examination during pregnancy can be done in 3 stages: 1) to determine the gestational age and the structure in the first trimester 2) to examine the structure and organs of the foetus in the second trimester and 3) examination foetal growth in the 3rd trimester.

6. Anaemia is easily resolved with blood tonics
          Many pregnant women are always curious and often ask the doctor what nourishment to take during pregnancy. Actually, there are only 2 rules: eating food from all 5 food groups and nourishing the body with iron or blood tonics because pregnancy often makes women pale. Therefore, iron intaking will help prevent anaemia and prepare mothers to undergo labour that requires a lot of blood loss.

7. Which one is better?: Eating more or less
          The belief that pregnancy requires a lot of nourishment and a lot of eating so that the baby will be healthy may not always be correct nowadays. That is because most mothers do not suffer as much malnutrition as they did in the past. On the contrary, a number of mothers are overweight. The foetus is like a caterpillar that eats leaves that are like the mother's weight. Therefore, mothers who are overweight is like a tree with enough leaves for the growth of the caterpillar. There is no need to maintain or fertilize too much. For this reason, eating more or less must follow the principle of eating food of all 5 groups, and looking at the initial weight before pregnancy to calculate how much you can eat. In general, mothers with normal body weight are recommended to gain about 10-12 kgs. of weight throughout pregnancy while, for overweight ones, an increase of only 5-7 kgs. suffices.

8. Traditional labour is much better
​          When it's time to give birth, many mothers are often worried about whether to give birth on their own or by caesarean section. With current medical developments, both methods of childbirth are safe. However, traditional labour has more benefits, such as easy recovery, faster production of breast milk, no risk of complications from surgery and less blood loss. The chance of having a natural childbirth is 80%, which is very high by traditional labour. While caesarean section is risky as a result of surgery and is reserved for certain cases, such as breech babies, placenta previa, etc., Furthermore, doctors would like to encourage mothers to give birth on their own.

9. Breastfeeding is the best
          The best food for newborns is mother's milk because, in addition to having complete nutrition, mother’s milk is full of immunity rarely found in other types of food. It is recommended to exclusively breastfeed until the baby is 6-month-old without having to eat other foods. If breastfeeding is possible, it is beneficial and saves time and money. But, if breastfeeding is not possible, there are other ways for babies to get breast milk, such as through a spoon or cup. Remember that the major rule is that the baby must be breastfed. No matter how it is done, the convenience of individual mothers is the major concern.

10. Birth control for happy family
          Family planning and proper birth control will improve the family's quality of life. It is generally recommended that the optimal fertility period is at least 1-2 years after childbirth so that the previous child can support himself, thus making parents to relax when another baby is born.

          As a matter of fact, there are a lot of useful tips pregnant women should know, but the above 10 tips are fundamental and very practical.

          May new mothers be happy with healthy pregnancy.

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