Being pregnant has its ups and downs, but with these tips and tricks, you can make your experience a positive one.
Not all women feel nauseous during their pregnancy, but they’re just the lucky ones! If you start feeling sick, there are many herbal remedies that you can try. Ginger is said to work wonders, whether you buy ginger biscuits, or get it raw and make your own tea. It is supposed to settle the stomach and stop the sensation of feeling sick. Another trick is to eat small things regularly, instead of trying to eat a big meal. And whatever you do – stay hydrated!
Clothes don’t fit
You will wake up one day and realize that none of your clothes fit you anymore, not even your underwear! To stop this from happening, go shopping in advance and get some comfortable clothes that are a couple sizes bigger. They don’t have to be anything special, but it’s helpful to have a backup if nothing else fits.
Mood swings, forgetfulness, and worrying will all flood through your mind leading up to the birth. You will find yourself worrying about little, irrelevant things, but at the time it’ll feel like the end of the world. You just need to remind yourself that this is normal, you have ‘pregnancy brain.’ It helps to surround yourself with positive people that can pick you up when you’re feeling down.
Most women will start to get scared before labor. Will I be a good Mom? Will my baby love me? Am I capable of doing this? Yes, you are! Everyone is nervous leading up to it, it’s a big responsibility, but just know you can do it and you’re never alone.
There are many different ways out there telling you how to relieve back pain when pregnant, so try a few different techniques and see which one works best for you. Some women find a simple massage on the areas that are troubling them helps, so ask your partner to give you a rub down. Set the scene with some candles and calming music. The more relaxed you are – the better it’ll work, not just physically, but mentally too.
You will find yourself getting tired very easily. It is so important to listen to your body when this happens. Yes, it’s because you’re pregnant, but it’s also for a reason. Everything you do now, all your energy and all the food you eat is being split with the baby. So don’t try and push yourself to do things. By all means, keep active, but lie down when your body tells you to.
The most important thing to remember is that this won’t last forever, and although it may get hard, don’t forget to see all the beautiful moments too.
It’ll all be worth it when you have your baby in your arms.