In Part One of our series, we went over three tips to help you have a healthy and safe pregnancy. The tips we covered in our previous post were visiting the doctor, taking the time to rest your body, and minimizing the stress in your life. It’s vital that you take care of your body during your surrogate pregnancy because you want a healthy and less risky experience. These tips will help to ensure that this is the case. For more information on how to become a surrogate mother, take the time to fill out an application. While it’s an altruistic decision, it’s vital that you know exactly what the surrogate pregnancy process entails and how you can prepare your body for this experience.

Tips For Taking Care Of Your Body When Pregnant

In today’s blog, we’ll be going over some tips on what you should be putting into your body. For example, you should always, always remember to stay hydrated while you’re pregnant. You can become dehydrated a lot quicker than when you aren’t pregnant. As a surrogate mother, you need to ensure you have taken the necessary precautions for a healthy pregnancy. This means following these tips for what to put in your body and the ones in Part One.

Eat Well

Eating well is essential for increasing energy, feeling good about your body, and being able to live a healthy life. While we don’t always enjoy eating well, it’s vital that you take the time to prepare well balanced meals while you’re pregnant as well as prior to the surrogate pregnancy. You’ll want to eat healthy foods and a variety of them so you are able to get the nutrients and vitamins to help your body work properly. You’ll want to eat protein, fresh fruit, and vegetables. You’ll want to stay away from undercooked meats and eggs as well as unpasteurized dairy products. You’ll also want to avoid fish due to the high mercury levels.

Take Prenatal Vitamins

When you’re going through the surrogate pregnancy process, you’ll want to take prenatal vitamins. Prenatal vitamins help the baby and yourself get the nutrients you need. Even though you may be eating a well balanced diet, you’ll want these vitamins too. They aren’t a replacement, but are an additional way for you to get the essential nutrients to the baby as well as yourself. When you take the prenatal vitamins, you’ll be providing nutrients that are vital to help with growth and development for the baby.

Stay Hydrated

As we mentioned above, you need to stay hydrated when you’re going through your surrogate pregnancy. Dehydration can cause harm to the baby, so staying hydrated is vital. Dehydration can actually cause premature labor, so it’s important that you drink enough water. Dehydration can lead to other pregnancy complications as well. Water is also a great way for you to get nutrients and vitamins because of what’s in H20. In water, there are minerals and vitamins that are important for a growing embryo to receive. Always keep a bottle of water with you at all times.

For more information about caring for your body during your pregnancy, stay tuned for our next blog.