How do you support your body during pregnancy?

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 How do you support your body during pregnancy?






The skin becomes drier and more sensitive during pregnancy, says Heather Rogers, M.D., professor of dermatology at the University of Washington. 

This may be due to the fact that the body is going through many changes and is not able to take care of it. Pregnancy hormones themselves increase the secretion of oils that can cause acne, and many women develop melasma (sometimes called the mask of pregnancy) and skin care during pregnancy: 


  • Do not sunbathe without sunscreen. Rogers recommends using sunscreens that contain zinc oxide.
  • Use a moisturizing lotion on arms, legs, arms, chest and abdomen. Rogers recommends using a cream with a thick consistency that does not fall out of the container when playing.
  • Use gentle, alcohol-free skin care products.
  • Most creams and skin cleansers are not allowed during pregnancy, so if you have acne on your skin, you should consult your doctor to prescribe the appropriate medication.




Varicose prevention


Varicose veins occur in women during pregnancy due to weight gain and pressure on the blood vessels. The following guidelines are recommended for the prevention of varicose veins. 



  • Do not stand for long.
  • If you feel pain in your legs, wear supportive stockings.
  • Wear light, flat shoes.
  • Lie down at least once during the day.
  • adjust weight gain

You can talk to your doctor about a healthy weight you gain during pregnancy, but most women gain 12-16 kg. To make the increase healthy, you need to eat a balanced and healthy food. A pregnant woman needs an extra 300 calories, 

especially in the last few months of pregnancy. Care must be taken to ensure that these calories are derived from nutrients, and if a pregnant woman does a lot of movement or physical activity, she should increase her calories in proportion to her activity.