Pregnancy and comfort definitely don’t go hand in hand. In fact, whenever women are pregnant, we most often hear them say how “uncomfortable” they are. Since pregnancy is the beginning of a new phase in life, we’ve put together five ways to help you better prepare for this exciting time and fully enjoy your pregnancy.
Ask for advice
If this is your first baby, find women you can talk to about the experience. Most moms are more than happy to give you all the little details of their birth experience. This will help to answer your questions and gain a better understanding of the process.
Choose comfortable clothes
There comes a time in every pregnancy when full-scale maternity wear is the only way to go. However, even in the early days you may feel bloated and uncomfortable in anything that is too tight fitting, particularly if you’re suffering from morning sickness. Go for loose clothes in natural fibers a size up from normal – they’ll come in handy again once you’ve given birth.
Check your pillow
During pregnancy, a woman’s body goes through a lot of changes. It’s usually later in pregnancy that most women have trouble getting enough deep, uninterrupted sleep. When the moment comes, try using a special pregnancy pillow. A pregnancy pillow puts a stop to problems like insomnia, strain of back, hips and cramps on legs. Try to avoid sleeping on your back, which puts the full weight of the uterus on your back and intestines. When you can, take naps during the day to avoid feeling fatigued.
Get a Massage
If you’re suffering from pregnancy aches and pains, a good massage can work wonders to relieve sore muscles and joints. It’s a brilliant way to ease stress, reduce blood pressure and swelling, help you sleep better at night and even improve your labor.
Up to two-thirds of women suffer from heartburn or acid indigestion in late pregnancy. It is recommended to eat small meals and eat often. Try to relax and enjoy your meals, which will also help you from avoid overeating.