Pregnancy can be one of the most amazing experiences in life. However, it’s also one of those things that can be tough. Growing a baby is such a strain on the body, and as beautiful as it can be, there are risks that come with it.

Right now, the maternal mortality risk is still an issue. It is possible to die from pregnancy-related conditions, still today. And so, because of that, it’s important to make sure that you are aware of your health and how your pregnancy is progressing. The below tips should help you to make sure that your pregnancy is healthy.

Lifestyle Choices

To start with, it’s important to make as many healthy lifestyle choices as you can. It can be really easy to forget about what you’re eating or how much you’re moving, but when you’re pregnant, it’s extra important. And a healthy lifestyle can keep heart problems away, which can be an issue.

An important lifestyle choice to maintain is proper dental hygiene, if this is not practiced during pregnancy, there is a higher chance of tooth decay. During pregnancy, many women complain of dry mouth and nausea which means that the protective saliva in your mouth is reduced and stomach acid can damage teeth. The hormones that are naturally produced during pregnancy may also cause dry mouth and lead to cavities becoming worse than they would be normally.

Pregnancy leads to changes in the lifestyle of a woman which may affect the way she takes care of her teeth. Nausea can also make brushing your teeth unpleasant. Additionally, pregnant women are more likely to eat junk food because they do not feel as hungry as they normally would, which can lead to an increased chance of tooth decay.A lack of dental hygiene can lead to gum disease which can have serious complications during pregnancy. This can cause tooth decay which could lead to needing dental implants after the baby is born, maybe not right away but down the line.

Care and Attention 

Even if you are not carrying the baby yourself and instead have gone through a Surrogate Agency, you still need to consider the importance of making the pregnancy healthy for you and the surrogate. This includes providing the necessary care and attention to guarantee both of you are comfortable and giving yourself the chance to get to know the baby. You can feel them kick and sing or read to them, which will strengthen your connection once they are born, fostering a healthy bond.


But also, you really do have to make sure that you are aware of what to expect in your pregnancy as possible. For things like haemorrhaging, it’s important to know the signs of what’s happening. It’s the same with many other risk factors. The more aware of symptoms and when something is wrong that you are, the healthier you can be.

If you’d like to find out more about the maternal mortality rate, and what can help to prevent some of the biggest risks, you can do so by taking a look at the below infographic.

Infographic Design By Bradley University

This is a contributed post.

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