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Looking After Yourself and Wellness While Carrying Your Child

Looking After Yourself and Wellness While Carrying Your ChildHere are some simple ways to look after yourself and monitor your wellness and wellbeing while carrying your child.

Pregnancy is one of the most wonderful things to experience in life, but that doesn’t mean that it’s necessarily easy.

It’s more important than ever that you are taking the right steps to look after yourself so that you and your baby can remain as healthy as possible.

It’s true to say that there are a lot of things that need to be done in order to look after yourself and your wellness while carrying your child. I’m here to offer some insights and tips.

As you might know, I am a bestselling wellness author with about 2 million books sold globally.

Plus I founded a groundbreaking video course called The Anxiety Cure.

I love sharing insights and strategies to help people to be happier and healthier.

So I put together this article with a few simple ways to look after yourself and monitor your wellness and wellbeing while carrying your child.

Looking After Yourself While Carrying Your Child

Keep reading down below to find out more about looking after your wellness and well being while pregnant.

1. Eat Well

quote healthyFirst, you need to make sure that you are eating well. We know that sometimes in pregnancy this can be tough, especially if you are finding it hard to keep food down, but you’ve got to do your best.

Of course it’s important to satisfy your cravings as this is your body telling you that you want something, but you also need to ensure that you’ve got fruits and veggies packed into your meals.

Not only are these good for your body, but they are also good for the baby. Try to keep in mind that whatever you are eating after the first trimester is going directly to the baby in order to help them grow.

If you find yourself too tired to cook meals, then we suggest you take a couple of hours out of one day of the week and use it to batch cook. This way, you know that you have a healthy and nutritious meal ready and waiting for you, all you need to do is heat it up. It might be the case that you can’t keep food in your stomach and if this is happening constantly and giving you a hard time eating at all, then you need to see a doctor as soon as possible.

2. Keep It Moving

It’s important that while you are pregnant you don’t avoid exercise. Of course, it’s true that there is less that you can do as you don’t want to put any excess strain on your body. But, this doesn’t mean that you can turn into a couch potato, unless told by a doctor that this is what you need to do. If you’re struggling for exercises that you feel are safe, then the best one is to go for a walk. This doesn’t put any kind of strain on the baby, and it also helps you to keep fit and active.

Walking around and exercising in general is also good for your mental health during pregnancy. You never know how hard it is going to be until you are living through it, and the last thing that you want is to be going stir crazy inside your home. Swimming is also a good option if you enjoy being in the water as it takes all of the strain off of your body, but is still a good workout.

3. Be Comfortable

It’s important that when you are pregnant you are ensuring that you are comfortable. This means taking the amount of rest that you need, when you need it and so much more. If it’s too hot, get the air conditioning on as soon as possible. If it’s too cold, you need to put the heating on. You need to also ensure that you are not wearing anything that is going to be too tight around the area of the baby. This can cause you to be extremely uncomfortable, and you might find it difficult to do regular day to day things.

It’s for this reason that we recommend you invest in a pair of maternity pyjamas. These will help you to sleep better as there is no restriction around the belly area, with the pants of the set providing plenty of room. Carrying a baby is not the most comfortable thing in the world, so you’re going to want to do all that you can to make yourself so.

4. Don’t Do Too Much

We know that we talked about the fact that you need to keep yourself moving, and a lot of people are going to work right up until their maternity leave starts, but you also don’t want to do too much. Over-exerting yourself while you are pregnant is the worst possible thing that you can do, as it puts an unnecessary amount of stress on your body, and in turn, on the baby. This can be dangerous if you are doing too much, and can result in physical symptoms such as stomach cramps, and even bleeding if it’s severe. 

If it turns out to be the case that you are not sure what constitutes too much, then you should ask your doctor. They will give you a list of things that you should be avoiding, and things that are safe to do. Generally though, if you feel okay then things are going to be fine. It’s when you start to feel sick that you know something isn’t right.

5. Get Enough Sleep

sleep tipsYour body is doing a lot more than ever before when you are pregnant, and you have got to give it the rest and the ability to do this. This means that you have got to make sure that you are getting enough sleep, or at least as much as you can.

We know that sometimes this is extremely comfortable, or you might have trouble sleeping, but you have got to do your best. Your body needs the time in which you are switched off to do all the other things that aren’t possible when you are awake.

The average adult needs around seven hours per night, and this should be sufficient for a pregnant woman also. However, if you feel tired during the day and you are able to take a nap, then make sure you do.

Also, if you find yourself unable to sleep at night but you are tired during the day, use this to sleep. It doesn’t matter when you are sleeping unless you are working, as long as you are getting the rest.

6. Do What You Think Is Right For Your Body While Pregnant

At the end of the day, you need to do what you think is right. It’s your body and you know it better than anyone else. If you think that something is going to be fine, then do it. If you think that something is going to be okay in moderation but other people tend not to do it, then do it in moderation. You are the one who knows what your body can take, just make sure that you are listening to the cues that it is sending you. This is only going to work if you are staying in tune with your body and respecting its needs.

If you are someone who tends to push the boundaries though, we recommend you lay off of this until the baby is born. You wouldn’t want to do anything to cause you or the baby any more stress than is absolutely necessary. 

I hope that you have found this article helpful, and now see some of the things that you are going to need to do when you are carrying your child. It’s important that you are keeping up with your normal health as much as possible, which is why you may have noticed that the things on it are relevant to general health as well as pregnancy. I wish you the very best of luck, and hope that you will take this advice in your pregnancy.

7. Prepare What You Need For Giving Birth

Whether you plan to deliver your baby at home or the hospital, you’ll need to prepare a couple of essentials. These items will help ease labor pains or soothe the body after going through childbirth.

Pre-delivery essentials could include ice chips or flavored lip balm to keep the lips moist. Lavender essential oil for a more soothing massage.

After giving birth, you’ll typically need stuff like postpartum pads to manage the bleeding that will occur for a couple of weeks. You’ll also want to have a perineal bottle to make washing the vaginal area easier, as well as a sitz bath and salts to soothe it. Finally, a pregnancy belly wrap will help support abdominal muscles as they heal.

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