Being a Parent, Home and Family

5 Tips For A Happy Pregnancy

Finding out your pregnant is incredibly exciting and promising.  The idea of the new life you’re about to embark on is a cause for celebration!  For many women, regardless of how much they may be thrilled to be expecting, start to feel stressed and unhappy during their pregnancy.

Your body is changing, you may be more susceptible to ranging emotions, and it’s likely that you feel tired all the time.  Rather than allowing yourself to give into the feelings of discomfort and stress, however, you should try to stay calm not only for your own sake but for the good of your baby.

Your baby may still be on the inside and not quite fully baked yet, however, that doesn’t mean they can’t sense your stress.  It’s in you and your baby’s best interest to stay as calm and as happy as possible during your pregnancy. Here are some of the best ways how.

Treat Yourself

Try to give yourself whatever you need to be as happy as possible during your pregnancy.  Many pregnant women claim that they feel more isolated than usual since they’re unable to join many of the activities they would normally be doing if they weren’t pregnant.

It’s also hard to adjust to your body feeling like it’s no longer the body you once knew.  You may feel self-conscious about your size or other things that come up during pregnancy like stretch marks or varicose veins.

Treating yourself to self-care like applying high-quality skin care, getting a massage, or primping yourself with a mani/pedi is often very therapeutic.  It will keep you feeling upbeat and calm despite how stressful things may get.

Stay Active

Not every woman is able to go to the gym 3 to 4 times a week and train like an Olympian during their pregnancy.  In fact, it can be downright miserable working out when you’re pregnant.

However, it’s a great way to release stress as well as maintain your confidence.   Feeling strong makes you feel more secure and healthy. It’s also a lot easier to drop the weight after giving birth if you stick to an active lifestyle while you’re expecting.

Eat Wholesome Foods

Although it’s perfectly fine to indulge once in a while if you fail to set reasonable limits of how much junk food you put into your body, you may start to feel like a human garbage can eventually.  

Try to keep up with a wholesome diet at least 75% of the time. You’ll feel less fatigued since you’re fueling your body properly.  Most importantly, your baby will thank you for giving them nutritious vitamins essential for their well-being rather than empty calories full of extra fat and chemicals.