The next few months of your life are going to be tough, but there are ways to make it a little easier. Pregnancy is not an easy journey and it requires a lot of the mother’s body and mind, but luckily there are many tips that will help you get through this period.
The Pregnancy Pimpernel
When it comes to something delicate like pregnancy, women are always looking for useful hacks. Pregnancies are physically demanding, but if you know some simple tricks these 9 months will be much more comfortable for you. Here’s what I’ve found works!
A heating Pad/Pillow
Pregnancy hormones cause people to become extremely sensitive especially when it comes to the stomach region which makes all sorts of comforting items a must-have. I found that a heating pad/pillow is helpful for reducing stomach pain, along with socks and ice packs!
Having morning sickness or heartburn? Ginger has long been known to be a miracle worker in the digestive world, but did you know it can actually reduce some of your pregnancy symptoms? It does wonders for nausea and also settles an upset stomach. Pregnant women should always have ginger on hand!
You may not realize how quickly clothes get tight during pregnancy until you’re shopping at the end of the day when everything feels like sandpaper against your skin! Pregnancy clothes are made with soft, flexible fabric that will breathe much better than anything else. If you don’t want to spend a lot of money on maternity clothes, ask friends and family members for hand-me-downs.
Pregnancy pillows are another must-have, especially if you sleep on your side which is the most comfortable position. It’s hard to get good sleep sometimes when your body keeps changing shape, but having one of these between your legs will do wonders for keeping discomfort at bay!
Many pregnant women take prenatal vitamins to ensure they’re getting all the nutrients and minerals that they need. Prenatal vitamins come with many benefits such as yummy flavors and lower doses than regular vitamin tablets so you don’t have to choke them down!
Pregnancy Journals and Scrapbooks
Create a journal for documenting everything about the pregnancy. Pregnancy journals are perfect for writing down what happened each day, along with the feelings and emotions you’ve experienced. Pregnancy scrapbooks are great because they allow you to keep everything about the pregnancy together in one place.
It sounds crazy but moms actually grow very sensitive skin during this time which means that using makeup is much easier on your face! I know it can feel like there’s not enough time for applying makeup now that you’re gaining weight, but it’s much easier than trying to cover up blemishes when your baby bump becomes more noticeable!
Pregnant women have a tendency to leak urine so it’s important to have perfectly fitting clothes to wear, so go ahead and treat yourself to some new underwear. Pregnancy lingerie is designed to fit your body perfectly and still look cute!
Create a Pregnancy Playlist
Pregnancy makes you feel like you’re in an episode of ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ or another drama-heavy show, however, it’s also heavenly because feeling the baby move inside of you is such an incredible experience! Pregnancy playlists ease any mood and make waiting rooms and doctor visits less boring.
Many pregnant women take prenatal yoga classes to help with body changes and mood. Prenatal yoga is a great workout and it even includes lessons for breathing and relaxation techniques as well!