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Pregnancy Tips

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During pregnancy we can get so run down, we pack our schedules because after all we have families to take care of. The world doesn’t stop for us. But we do need to take a moment to remember that something amazing is happening we are literally making a human. A real human person, this takes care gentleness, and most importantly it takes time. I collaborated with my dear friend and contributing author Rachel Gonzales, who is expecting her third child, to deliver some useful pregnancy tips.

Sleep is very important, adequate amount of sleep that is. Be sure to not overload yourself so that you can get to sleep at a reasonable time. I found this challenging at first, but getting a good amount of rest I see the difference in my productivity through it the day. On weekends/days off a nap (even a half hour) will leave you feeling recharged.
Sleep is very important, adequate amount of sleep that is. Be sure to not overload yourself so that you can get to sleep at a reasonable time. I found this challenging at first, but getting a good amount of rest I see the difference in my productivity through it the day. On weekends/days off a nap (even a half hour) will leave you feeling recharged.
Getting good sleep is vital whether you are pregnant or not. Though sleep seems extremely aloof when you are expecting

After 20 weeks sleeping on your left side is optimal to promote the best blood flow. Avoid heart burn, and try a body pillow to get more comfortable
After 20 weeks sleeping on your left side is optimal to promote the best blood flow. Avoid heart burn, and try a body pillow to get more comfortable

Pregnancy Wedge Pillow

Boppy Custom Fit Total Body Pillow

Leachco Back ‘N Belly Pillow

. Make sure to eat right/stay hydrated. In the beginning I really was a grab and go kinda girl. But that left me feeling sluggish and more hungry. I now started to prepare meals ahead of time and pack fruit and trail mix to snack on throughout the day. Make sure to accompany your meal or snack with a cold water bottle (I always keep at least 1 or 2 on hand)
. Make sure to eat right/stay hydrated. In the beginning I really was a grab and go kinda girl. But that left me feeling sluggish and more hungry. I now started to prepare meals ahead of time and pack fruit and trail mix to snack on throughout the day. Make sure to accompany your meal or snack with a cold water bottle (I always keep at least 1 or 2 on hand)

~Don’t skip breakfast. Skipping breakfast is a big No No on a normal basis, but is very important to avoid when pregnant. Not eating breakfast can leading to early fatigue, nausea, and upset stomach.

~Eat food’s high in fiber, for both you and baby.


High Fiber Foods

~Foods that help with bloating Watermelon, cucumber, grapes.

~Nauseous? Avoid sugar at all cost. Sugar increases the nausea greatly.

~Warm tea is a great way to stay hydrated, and can also help you calm down at the end of the evening, or when you’re feeling over welcomed.

~Also remember, you are not eating for TWO! Though a common excuse among women to eat poorly, or to over eat. You are in fact not eating for two.

~Don’t skip the Vitamins

~You are already under enough of a fog do yourself a favor and feed your brain as much as you can.

Exercise. I use my breaks/lunches to take walks (if weather permits). I find that even a 15 minute walk is good for the body.
Exercise. I use my breaks/lunches to take walks (if weather permits). I find that even a 15 minute walk is good for the body.
Stretch often. Since I can't always get up and go for a walk, I will stand up every so often and stretch, especially with back discomfort and long periods of sitting stretching seems to bring a little comfort to me.
Stretch often. Since I can’t always get up and go for a walk, I will stand up every so often and stretch, especially with back discomfort and long periods of sitting stretching seems to bring a little comfort to me.
Before trying something new, speaking to your doctor and be sure that it is safe.
Before trying something new, speaking to your doctor and be sure that it is safe.

~A good sports bra is necessary when working out.

Title Nine
A good full coverage sports bra that won’t leave you hanging out all over the place. These Bra’s go up to double D.

Classic Shapwear
A good option for larger breast. They cover up to size I

~Address ligament pain with a belly band

Maternity Support
When looking for a band, you don’t want simply a B-band, which provides you some nice comfy room in your pants. You want a support band, to hold your muscles up.

~Do what feels good, change your routine slightly if you find aches and pains, or you’re just bored.

And finally
Make sure to divide your time evenly with your spouse and children and maintain your routine even if your more tired then usual. Engage in good conversation at the dinner table, during bedtime routines. After a long day I find conversation is a better way to unwind and interact.

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