When we find out that we will become a mum, a rush of happiness invades us. Pregnancy is one of the most special and important moments for women. During pregnancy, we experience many changes, physically but also psychologically. This is an article full of tips for mums to be.
How to adapt to body changes?
It is normal to feel tired and experience symptoms such as stretch marks on your belly and breasts.
There are several solutions to combat these discomforts.
For example, if you feel nauseated or you feel like throwing up, you can try to drink lemonade, ginger or watermelon.
Some yoga postures can help alleviate nausea symptoms such as: supta virasana, naddha konasana, viparita karani, yoga deep breathing o adho mukha swastikasana.
Eating bananes can help fight fatigue.
To prevent and treat stretch marks we recommend moisturizing the skin.
How to manage our emotions during pregnancy?
It is common to be more in touch with our emotions during pregnancy. It seems like feelings and emotions are intensified. We recommend not to deny or block our emotions. It is very important to mange them in a healthy way.
If you are feeling stressed or worried, we recommend relaxation techniques.
Don’t worry if at one point you feel extremely happy and a few seconds later you feel sad.
When time to giving birth gets closer anxiety and worries can increase. We recommend to keep calm and be confident about yourself.
Some tips to enjoy pregnancy:
Exercise It is healthy for you and the baby to exercise in a moderate intensity such as long walks, yoga, pilates and swimming.
Stop bad habits: Avoid completely alcohol and tobacco
Rest & sleep loads: If you feel tired, rest. It is completely normal to feel more tired than usual when you are pregnant.
Vitamins boost: Make sure you are following a healthy diet that includes vitamins such as folic acid, iron and iodine.
By Natalia Martín de la Huerga, psicoterapeuta, investigadora y neuropsicóloga especializada en atención infantil