While every pregnant mother is overjoyed at the prospect of welcoming a baby to the world, there are also many inconveniences she will have to face during the expecting period. So here are some steps to follow to relieve yourself of the pains and aches as well as the stress that you might face during pregnancy.
Morning sickness and nausea are one of the most common symptoms of pregnancy. Fifty percent of mothers go through this situation. This is usually caused due to the hormonal imbalance that occurs in your body due to being pregnant. Some of the food items that will help you with morning sickness are ginger, sour food and mint. You can also have some crackers, dry cereal and dry bread. Never go on long periods without food when you feel nauseated. Instead of taking large meals at one time, break down your meal into small five or six meals per day.
One important thing to remember is to stay hydrated during the pregnancy. Water is the best drink for pregnant moms. It will help the kidney and liver function of the mother as well as the baby. Around ten glasses of water per day will help you to get rid of morning sickness, heartburn and indigestion. Especially during the third trimester, a pregnant mother needs to stay as hydrated as possible because dehydration can trigger contractions that will lead to preterm labour. Never take liquids during meals as it can cause heartburn. Instead, opt for liquids in between meals. Avoid caffeine and sugary drinks as they too can cause dehydration.
As the baby grows your body will be constantly tired. This is because the baby will be taking a lot of energy from your body as he/ she develops. Therefore, it is very important that you get plenty of rest and sleep so that your body can relax. Never overwork yourself during pregnancy. Whenever you feel tired during the daytime take a small nap or even try to sit down for a while and rest before continuing your work. With the baby grows, you will find it hard to sleep comfortably. Use pillows to make yourself comfortable and find a good, comfortable position to sleep. However, always remember to lie on your side when you sleep. Wearing suitable maternity dresses specially designed for sleeping will also help you stay comfortable.
Posture matters not only during sleep but also when you are walking, sitting or standing. You back will curve inward as a result of your body adjusting to the changes and trying to keep your body balanced. This can create back pain. To avoid this, always remember to keep your back straight when sitting down, standing or walking. Avoid wearing high heels as much as possible. Instead wear shows that will help your body to stay balanced. The added weight to your body can create slower blood circulation and can cause mild swelling in feet, legs and hand. Remember to keep your feet up and not crossed while sitting and avoid standing for long periods of time.
Following these methods can alleviate your stress and physical pains to a large extent. This will dampen your worries about the inconveniences you will have to face and will help you to stay relaxed while you wait for your little one.