The gift of life is an amazing miracle that happens each and every day! For the human body to be able to grow and create a little tiny living creature is definitely something special. The process itself however, can be tiring and can become extremely uncomfortable.
A few ways to make pregnancies a little bit easier
A healthy diet is generally a good idea for everyone to have and pregnant ladies are no exception! In fact, its probably more pliable that expecting mothers should be eating a balanced, healthy diet since they are accommodating for not one but two bodies to function and grow properly.
A healthy, balanced diet for the average person consists mainly of things such as fruits and vegetables, as well as whole grains – these types of foods should make up at least 70% of their overall consumption. Sugary foods that are high in saturated fats and contain a lot of oils should be left to an absolute minimum if not avoided all together.
In some cases, there are certain things that pregnant women in particular should steer clear of or be cautious of, i.e. seafood. As every case is different, it’s always a good idea for pregnant mammas to check in with their trusted GP or doctor, double checking whether or not they should be including more or less of specific foods into their diets.
Healthy eating and regulated exercise pretty much go hand in hand. Making sure that the heart is pumping blood and that the body is operating at it’s utmost best is important for the common person and even more important for those who are growing little humans inside of them.
During the first initial stages of pregnancy, doctors often advise their patients to continue with the same work-out or exercise regimes that their bodies are used to. Suddenly stopping normal routine due to pregnancy will send the body into shock and it won’t function at optimal rate.
As the pregnancy comes to the later stages, it’s a good idea to start slowing down, possibly reverting to lighter exercise such as walking or light cycling. Everyone is different but the body will almost always tell the host when it has had enough or when it should be doing more.
Wear comfortable clothing
It’s obvious fact that during pregnancy, the body will go through drastic changes. Feet become swollen, breasts and bellies become bigger so it’s a good idea to change clothing as the body changes. Informal or formal maternity dresses, as well padded sandals are all examples of suitable pregnancy clothing.
Avoid wearing high heels or restrictive clothing, especially in the later stages of a pregnancy. The shift in weight from heels can cause major strain on the joints and muscles and literally no one likes restrictive clothing. Investing in supportive, easy to get on shoes like sandals is a must, since the feet are carrying an extra weight they aren’t used to.
Full body, light, stretchy clothing that is easy to get on and off such as formal maternity dresses are great for those who are still kicking butt in the work office or who are attending special occasions! They’re specifically designed for pregnant or post-birth mother’s wishing to accommodate for the miraculous changes to the body that occur during pregnancy.
Many women can become self conscious and insecure during their later stages, formal maternity dresses can also be a way for them to feel like the beautiful beings that they are.
All in all, it’s most important for expecting mothers to listen to what their bodies are asking of them. After all, they are creating life inside of them.
Executive Editor at Best in Australia. Mike has spent over a decade covering news related to business leaders and entrepreneurs around Australia and across the world.