Have you ever seen pregnant women who look exhausted and tired? Chances are, yes you have and considering that you are here, you probably don’t want to be one of them. Let’s be clear. Pregnancy is exhausting. You will feel tired and worn out. That is a fact. There is no escaping that however depending on how you approach your pregnancy, it wouldn’t feel that tiring always. You most likely will even enjoy it and find yourself feeling elated and serene. So here are a few tips so you can own your pregnancy like a boss.
Don’t use your pregnancy as an excuse to slack around. When you don’t exercise, you will gain weight that may be difficult to lose after you give birth. There is the weight gain which is natural and then there is the weight gain from the food you consume. Pregnancy makes you crave food and while there is no harm in satisfying the cravings, you should at least go for a small walk or do some light exercise to help keep your shape and stay fit. Remember that being active during your pregnancy will help your body become stronger and therefore have an easier labour. Also during pregnancy it will help ease bloating, constipation and other unpleasant side effects of pregnancy. However this does not mean you should do heavy workouts or risky activities that may harm you and the baby.
Cravings are normal and you can indulge in food but do your best to make sure that at least 75 percent of what you consume is food that is actually good for your health. Your baby is developing and they need a lot of nutrients to ensure that the growth is normal and they remain healthy. If you consume a lot of food that does not contain many nutrients and is very unhealthy, this will have an impact on your baby’s development. Therefore eating healthy is very important. Try to eat vegetables and more nutritious food during your main meals. This will ensure that the baby also receives nutrition. Stay away from preservatives and processed food. If you have a craving then limit the portion as too much is terrible for your baby and yourself.
Dress with Style
Who said that pregnancy is a death sentence to fashion? Gone are the days of long, baggy and boring maternity dresses. Many brands now release lines of fashionable maternity clothes so you can rock that bump with style. You could choose from a variety of clothes, from a stunning maternity jumpsuit to a gorgeous dress, you are simply spoilt for choices. Many pregnant mothers do not know about the huge strides that maternity fashion has taken in the past few years therefore they tend to think that pregnancy means you give up fashion which is simply not true. Therefore take some time to do some shopping and find cute outfits for you to wear.
By doing the above you can make pregnancy not just easier and a better experience but also one that will make you feel confident and happy.