Pregnancy is a beautiful thing. However, it can cause changes to your health that can be detrimental and long lasting. Preeclampsia is a complication of pregnancy that is characterized by high blood pressure. It can also cause damage to other vital organs, such as the kidneys. We all know it is important to take care of our heart during pregnancy. Today we’re sharing 4 ways to prevent preeclampsia to ensure a healthy pregnancy.
1. Stay active.
Although it may be difficult, especially as the weeks go on, it’s important to stay as active as possible throughout your entire pregnancy.
2. Maintain a healthy weight.
A lot of women go overboard when it comes to pregnancy weight gain. Ideally you should aim to consume 500 additional calories each day while pregnant. Avoiding gaining too much weight will keep your heart strong and blood pressure normalized.
3. Drink up.
Staying hydrated is essential for maintaining normal blood pressure levels. Dehydration can cause blood vessels to constrict thus increasing blood pressure.
4. Eat well.
This is especially important to start before you even become pregnant. Healthy fats, fresh fruits and veggies will all help cut inflammation and keep blood pressure at its optimal level.
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