Pregnancy is an exciting time of our lives. It’s a time when you’re not only starting a family (or adding to one) but you’re also growing a tiny human inside.
It’s an amazing time of our lives and one that should be treasured and remembered. But it’s not all about the miracle you’re growing inside of you.
During your pregnancy you also need to ensure that you’re looking after yourself and giving yourself the attention and dedication that you need and want as well.
Pregnancy can take a big toll on you both physically and emotionally and it’s important to take steps to ensure you’re taking care of yourself.
One of the best things that you can do for both your mind and body during your pregnancy is to rest. Getting adequate rest helps with a range of different things throughout your pregnancy.
Having a well rested body will help with the growth and development of your baby. It helps to keep the blood flowing throughout your body and ensuring the baby is getting what it needed.
It also helps with your physical wellbeing.
During your pregnancy there are bound to be aches and pains. Taking the time to rest and recover from these will help to lessen the severity of them and help you to cope throughout the pregnancy.
Rest will also help with your mental wellbeing.
We all know how cranky and agitated we get when we don’t get enough sleep. Ensuring you’re resting and sleeping well throughout your pregnancy will help to lessen these stresses and make you feel more positive overall.
Exercise is another great way to help you take care of yourself during your pregnancy.
You don’t need to go starting marathons or rock climbing or starting something intensive that you’ve never done before but it’s important to continue with the exercise you were doing before pregnancy or reduce it slightly if it was high impact.
If you weren’t very active before pregnancy, try starting to go for walks during the day, doing yoga and going down to your local swimming pool and doing a bit of swimming.
Exercise will help to keep your body active and reduce the pains that you may feel throughout your pregnancy.
It can also help with clearing the mind and reducing your stress levels.
Self-care is important at any time of your life but during pregnancy if you’re not already looking at your self-care routines it’s a great time to start.
Self-care can include a skincare routine, giving yourself an afternoon for a pamper or even just allowing yourself an hour or so a day where you’re on your own and can do as you please.
Self-care will help to remind you that it’s still your body and still your life that you need to focus on as well as the little one growing inside of you.
Take the time to focus on yourself, give yourself a break and treat yourself to a pamper day or day out shopping.
Why not treat yourself to an amazing box of pregnancy goodies – check out these gift boxes specially crafted for each trimester of pregnancy.
4. Eating well
This is a very important thing to look after during your pregnancy both for your sake and for the sake of your baby.
During your pregnancy your baby will be pulling lots of nutrients from you in order to aid their growth and development.
This means that you need to ensure that you are having adequate amounts of nutrients to cover both your needs and the needs of your baby.
Make sure you are eating lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, high iron and protein foods and that you are drinking plenty of water to stay hydrated.
Eating well will also help with other factors including clearing skin, helping with your sleep routines and clearing the mind.
Taking care of yourself during pregnancy is just as important as taking care of the little person growing inside of you.
You’re the reason the tiny human is able to grow and develop which means that you need to be healthy, positive and confident throughout your pregnancy.
So, get some rest, exercise, take time out for self-care and eat healthy,
You both deserve it!