Getting Through Nine Months Of Pregnancy Now
It does not matter how old you are, or how many children you have, pregnancy is an awe inspiring, nerve racking, exciting time in your life. It is also one of the greatest miracles a woman can experience. Following are some handy hints on how to make the nine months as healthy and stress-free as possible.
To extend the life of your non-maternity pants, use a simple elastic hair tie looped through the button hole and over the button, zipping the pants only as far as you can. With a long shirt or an elastic maternity band to cover the top of your pants, no one can tell that they are technically unbuttoned. This trick can help you buy some time and avoid buying too many maternity clothes.
Try not to let popular culture get in the way of your pregnancy! Just because you see models, actors and reality stars walking around in 4 inch heels and not gaining an ounce of weight while pregnant doesn’t mean you have to use them as a role model! Remember as well, they shed their weight quickly after pregnancy because they have personal trainers.
Try the following scents to keep yourself stress free during pregnancy and in childbirth. Essential oils are great and can be used for aroma-therapy. Scents to use include Lavender (which is highly calming) Jasmine, Chamomile and Clary sage. These essential oils can also be used with massage oils during pregnancy.
If you get a headache when you are pregnant, make sure to stay away from aspirin. Aspirin has been proven to cause harm in both an expectant mother and baby. It is best to ask your doctor what medications are safe for you to use. Also, try relieving head pressure by using a cool compress.
Document your pregnancy. You will love looking back over time and experiencing again the wonders and joys of being pregnant. Take pictures of your belly throughout your pregnancy to track your progress. Keep a journal and write down the good as well as the bad. Even the mundane things will bring back cherished memories.
Before deciding on a home birth make sure it is a reasonable option for your situation. Home births are best for mothers in good health with no prenatal complications, who are not expecting multiples. Even if you meet all of these qualifications, make sure to develop a relationship with a hospital nearby in case complications with your home birth require you to be transferred.
Look around your home and work and get rid of chemicals that might be harmful to your growing pregnancy. Cleaning solutions are one of the biggest offenders in our daily lives, so start replacing them with more natural solutions. After having the baby, go ahead and keep them out of the house to have a safer home for the baby.
Always ensure that if you have doubts or concerns about any part of your pregnancy, that you contact your doctor as soon as possible. We are confident the the above tips will fit you ease any stress you may have had. So, sit back and enjoy the ride, and the blessing that will arrive at the end.