It is commonly known that pregnancy creates quite the change to your body and to your life. While some mums start the prepping for pregnancy process as soon as they are aware others take some time to fully come to terms with the reality.
There are as usual a list of things that you will need to get for yourself before the baby arrives. Lifestyle changes are one of the most obvious of them all. So, whether you are a mum to be or if you know one, here are some essential items that all mums will need to start stocking for themselves.
Vitamins and morning sickness remedies
Morning sickness is very common throughout the first few months and can result in your feeling quite lousy. There are over the counter medications to combat the nauseous feeling, however if you are looking for natural remedies, sipping on citrus drinks or fruits can help.
Keep mints with you as it reduces nausea. You will probably also have a daily dose of vitamins prescribed by your doctor. It is vital you build up immunity at the early stages of pregnancy so that your body is strong enough to fight off sicknesses and infections.
You might have to temporarily say goodbye to your body-hugging clothes and say hello to more comfy, loose attire. Being pregnancy does not mean you still cannot look good; it just simply means you might have to make a few changes.
Pants that fit over your belly are recommended as they do not restrict skin around the waist. You can also shop maternity tops, and feeding bras for after your baby is born. It is advised to have clothes that are easy to remove and accessible as movement does become restricted closer to your due date.
Good sleep is important so a body pillow can be very helpful for when you are feeling uncomfortable. it provides support to your belly and spine enabling you to sleep in any comfortable position. Body pillows can be bought from many stores with varying sizes and shapes.
A good moisturizer
Keeping your skin healthy and smooth should be another priority. The skin around your belly, spine and breasts are likely to get stretched over time. In order to ease the tension continuously moisturizing skin helps. Body oils such as olive oil and aloe vera are excellent moisturizes for you skin. It helps keep a clear complexion on your skin throughout the pregnancy.
Cramps are a likely occurrence sometimes especially in your lower back, legs and feet due to the restricted movement. Foot massagers can especially be helpful to stimulate the blood flow to your feet. Do light exercises whenever possible such as stretches and yoga to ease the body’s flexibility as it makes birthing much easier too.
Pregnancy can be an enjoyable time when you embrace the challenges too. Giving you a new perspective to life just before you bring a new one into the world.