Being pregnant is a beautiful and wonderful experience, but it can also be a difficult time because of all of the changes your body is going through.
In addition to your belly expanding to accommodate your growing baby, you’ll also experience shifts in your hormones that can lead to morning sickness, acne, tender breasts, and moodiness.
Thankfully, there are plenty of ways to look and feel your best throughout your pregnancy. Below are a few tips to help you enjoy this very special time before your son or daughter is born.
Why exercising during pregnancy? Pregnancy can definitely make you feel more tired than usual, but by staying as active as possible, you can get the boost of energy that you need to get through your day. Plus, staying active will also prepare your body for giving birth. Try to get a minimum of 2.5 hours of exercise in every week, but do so only after you’ve seen your doctor and he or she says that it’s okay for you to be this active.
The best workouts for pregnant women are low-impact options, such as swimming and walking. Many women also enjoy yoga while they’re pregnant. If you want to continue doing aerobics, strength training, running, and other activities that you pursued before you got pregnant, it’s best to first speak with your doctor.
For the best results, keep your body hydrated at all times, and always stop exercising if you begin to feel dizzy or weak to the point that you feel faint.
Get a Prenatal Massage
Massages specifically designed for pregnant women are great at reducing stress, promoting wellness, and relieving aches and pains. If you suffer with backaches, headaches, cramping in your legs, a stiff neck, swelling, and pain in your joints, a prenatal massage could work wonders.
This type of massage can even reduce the stress on your weight-bearing joints, help you sleep better by relieving anxiety, depression, and tension, and promote the circulation of lymph and blood throughout the body.
Choose a spa that specialises in prenatal massages and has the latest equipment and tools. You also want to avoid any spa treatments that may raise your body temperature.
Take Care of Your Skin
Throughout your pregnancy, your skin is likely to change, so you may need to change up your makeup routine as well. Try a cream or a liquid based foundation if your skin tends to feel dry. Go with a powder foundation and a good quality powder blush if your skin is more oily. You can also use concealer to cover areas of uneven tone that may occur, as well as to cover dark circles that may occur under your eyes, especially if you aren’t getting adequate amounts of sleep.
Many pregnant women choose to splurge on a makeover from a pro who can show them how to put on their new makeup to look their best. Usually, it’s best to stick with subtle makeup shades, and make sure you don’t apply too much makeup.
When you combine all of these tips, you’re sure to have a happier pregnancy!