Would you love to know some tips on having a great pregnancy? After all, this is the goal of most expectant moms. If you are going to have a baby, you want to have the best pregnancy ever. You want to feel great and look great. These are some simple tips on having a great pregnancy that can help you to reach that goal.
1. Invest in a Good Bra
One of the first tips on having a great pregnancy that should be mentioned is to invest in a good bra. Here’s the deal, ladies. Your breasts will go through a lot of changes during those nine months. They will grow and prepare for milk production whether you are planning to breastfeed or not. In order to avoid spillage issues as well as discomfort, invest in some good bras as your breasts change over the course of these months.
2. Watch Your Weight
Are you surprised to see this make the list? Gaining weight is important to do when you are pregnant, but you want to make sure that you don’t gain more or less than the doctor recommends. While the general recommendation is to gain 25-35 pounds during pregnancy, your doctor can tell you which end of that scale you should work toward. Gaining more or less than you should puts you at risk for complications. It is also important to make sure you are gaining that weight from healthy food choices.
3. Enjoy Your Fabulous Hair
Want to know a secret? Your hair will become absolutely fabulous when you are pregnant. It is one of the wonderful benefits of pregnancy. Most people credit it to the powerful prenatal vitamins pregnant women take. But whatever the reason, you can count on gorgeous hair for the next nine months.
4. Buy Staples in Maternity Clothing
Maternity clothes are something you need, love them or hate them. I found that it was best to make sure I bought some staples in them first and then added in trendy pieces when I was pregnant. You will wear items like maternity jeans, black and khaki slacks over and over again. A little black dress is a wonderful addition to your maternity wardrobe, too. Some basic tanks in neutral colors are also great; they look adorable paired with an open cardigan.
5. Get a Little Exercise
Getting some exercise is a great idea when you are pregnant. It helps you feel better and sleep better at night. It can also help with preventing excess weight gain. A half hour or so of walking a few times a week can even be beneficial. Of course you should check with your doctor before you begin any new exercise when you are pregnant.
6. Work with Your Doctor
Your relationship with your doctor is a partnership. You are working together with the same end goal in mind: to have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby. It is important to listen to their instructions and follow them. Additionally, ask questions when you are unsure about something or have a concern. Your doctor should welcome that.
7. Enjoy Your Pregnancy
Lastly, enjoy your pregnancy. Yes, that may feel hard to do when you are struggling with morning sickness or swollen ankles but this is a precious time in your life. It is also a time that won’t last long in the big scheme of things. Do some fun things to celebrate this time. Let your friends throw you a baby shower or have maternity pictures taken.
These are some tips to help you have a great pregnancy. What are your thoughts? How have you tried to make your pregnancy great?