Although women can do just about anything men can, there are a lot of things women have to go through in their lives that men will never understand. Their bodies are complicated and can cause many problems – not to mention they also bear children and give birth. It is truly remarkable when you think about what women are capable of, and because of all this, they should be celebrated.
But carrying a child can be extremely tough and sometimes you may be in need of advice. The best advice comes from women who have gone through it, of course! So if you are trying to figure out how to deal with your pregnancy woes, here are 3 Tips for pregnant women!
Practice Self Care
Practicing self-care can be simple and general, or it can be more extensive. It will look different for everyone, and there may be times in your life when you will need more of it than other times. No matter what though, you should make sure to practice self-care when you have the time and resources to do so. Your body and mind will thank you.
If you are pregnant, you most likely need self-care more than ever before. Seek prenatal chiropractic care, take a hot bath, or get a massage. Go shopping for items for the baby, or do something totally unrelated to your pregnancy such as binging a TV show you like, applying skincare, or going out to a nice dinner. Keeping yourself calm and happy during this time will benefit your baby as well as yourself which is even more of a reason to make time for self-care!
Ask For Help
No matter how independent you are, there will probably be certain things you will have trouble doing pregnant. Aside from that, there are things that aren’t as safe for you to do such as lifting heavy objects after a certain point.
Don’t be afraid to ask your spouse or a friend for help doing things around your house if you are simply too exhausted to do them or are worried about hurting your baby in some way. While you will be fine doing most things, any risk is not worth your pride so ask for help when you need it! It takes a village, and this is true even before they’re born!
Don’t Worry About Your Weight
Everyone carries weight differently, and some people will gain much more weight than others. The important thing to remember is that you are a house for your baby right now and your body is a safe place for them to develop before they are born.
Any extra weight you gain, in addition to other changes your body may go through, is for that purpose. You can worry about losing it later on but don’t worry about that right now! You have more important things to think about anyway.
Being pregnant isn’t always easier but having tips from other women can certainly help you get through it! Hopefully this list helps.
Guide created by Natera