Feel-good pregnancy tips

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Exercise

Why is it so important to stay active during your pregnancy? Physical activity will give you a boost of energy. You’ll feel more comfortable, fresh and stress free.
You also need to strengthen your muscles to prevent back problems, for easier childbirth and better body recovering after childbirth. It’s not necessary to be the top level sportswoman. You can choose something easy-going such as yoga, swimming, going for a walk or special pregnancy exercise courses.

Stretching and relaxation

If you feel pain or tension in your body, give yourself some special care. You can stretch or relax with exercises, deep breathing, and meditation. Go to the spa for a massage or aromatherapy.

Food and drinks

Pay attention to eating varied balanced meals with enough vitamins and minerals. Pay attention to what your body really wants and craves and give it all it needs. You should eat and drink enough for your baby and you. Just be careful when eating raw or undercooked eggs, meat, seafood and fish (also with high levels of mercury), and unpasteurized food.

Self-care

During pregnancy, you can have a lot of different feelings, moods, and thoughts about your changing looks. Reward yourself to get rid of those feelings of self-doubt. Go for a manicure, get a new haircut, dress nicely, meet up with friends, get some extra rest or anything something else to help you stay confident.

Connection with your child

Your unborn baby is taking in everything around you. It’s important to keep the connection strong in order to form a strong bond and pass on the feeling of safety and love. You can sing and talk to your baby or respond that way to its kicks and movements. Your baby will also recognize your belly rubs and massage.

You can also connect with your child through his or her heartbeat. You know that hearing your baby’s heartbeat in your doctor’s office is so exciting. Nowadays, it’s not the only possibility. You can get special mobile apps such as Baby Heartbeats Monitor and pair it with the fetal Doppler. Then just replicate that amazing feeling and listen to your unborn baby’s pulse anytime, anywhere.

Partnership

Spend enough time with your partner. It means a lot for both your and your new family to feel safe and like you can rely on him or her. Everything is easier when can share your joy, happiness, and troubles too.

Forget you’re pregnant

Not literally of course! It’s great when you follow all those well-meant recommendations you keep on reading about in your pregnancy books and magazines. But sometimes the best way to stay on top of things is to just forget you’re pregnant and act the way you would before your pregnancy. Laugh a lot, have fun and live your life to its full potential.