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Stress during pregnancy is common.
Am I having enough nutrients? Is my baby eating well and healthy?
What are the foods that I can and cannot eat?
Why is my baby not as active as yesterday?
Are all of my “levels” looking good?
Should I choose C-sec or vaginal birth?
Which brand should I choose for baby products? Am I able to take good care of my baby?
In fact, with all of these questions in mind every day, it’s hard not to feel stressed.
Relax mummy, keep reading to find out how you can reduce stress during pregnancy!
Oh right, before everything, remember this – Mummy Comes First.
Eat Well, Rest Well
Between the hormones, the physical changes and the pressure of becoming a parent, it’s no wonder that many women feel overwhelmed. But did you know that eating well and getting enough rest can help reduce stress during pregnancy?
Good nutrition during pregnancy is important for two reasons: to ensure the health of yourself (the mother) and to provide the baby with the best possible start in life. Eating well means consuming balanced amounts of protein, carbohydrates and healthy fats. It also means avoiding processed foods, sugar and caffeine.
A pregnant woman should eat at least four servings of fruits and vegetables, six to eight servings of whole grains, three servings of low-fat or nonfat dairy, and two servings of protein (meat, poultry, fish, beans, eggs, or nuts) every day. In addition to eating a healthy diet, a pregnant woman should also take a daily prenatal vitamin supplement that contains folic acid. Folic acid is a nutrient that can be found in leafy green vegetables, legumes, nuts, and fortified foods that helps prevent birth defects of the brain and spine. Eating well will give your body the nutrients it needs to stay healthy and function at its best.
Resting well means getting at least seven to eight hours of sleep each night. It also means taking breaks during the day to relax and rejuvenate. Resting well will help keep your mind and body energised during pregnancy. It is also proven that pregnant women who get good sleep are less likely to experience problems such as gestational diabetes or high blood pressure later in their pregnancies.
Get More Exercise
Getting more exercise during pregnancy is not only good for yourself (the mother), but it’s also great for the baby. A recent study found that women who exercised regularly throughout their pregnancies had babies who were born earlier and weighed less than those of women who didn’t exercise. In addition, these babies were also less likely to develop obesity or diabetes in childhood. Some of the exercises that you can try out are: yoga, swimming, and walking. Important note: It is advisable to always consult your gynaecologist on which exercise to carry out or if you feel uncomfortable while exercising.
As mentioned earlier, you (mummy) always come first. You are the one who carries the baby for nine months and she deserves to be treated well. Pregnancy is a time when your body goes through a lot of changes and you need to take care of yourself. To reduce stress, you can find something to do to distract your attention plus reduce stress and anxiety, such as cooking, reading, etc. Paying attention to the environment is also a good way to relax, nature is the best meditation. Other than that, you can also talk to your friends or join mama clubs. You will know that you are not alone and even receive great advice from experienced mamas! Of course, feel free to seek help from a therapist or your gyne.
Reduce Physical Discomfort through Prenatal Massage
Prenatal massage has many benefits for both the mother and baby during pregnancy. Massage can help to reduce stress, relieve muscle tension, improve circulation, and increase the overall feeling of well-being. In addition, prenatal massage can help to prepare the body for labour and delivery, and may even shorten the duration of labour. The baby also enjoys many benefits from prenatal massage, including improved circulation, relaxation, and a strengthened immune system.
Is a prenatal massage spa safe?
Prenatal massage is safe for most women, but it is important to consult with your healthcare provider before booking a session. Massage therapists who are trained in prenatal massage will use special techniques to protect both mother and baby. If you’re pregnant and looking for a way to relax and ease some of the discomforts of pregnancy, here is the place for you!
What to Expect during Labour?
Many pregnant women worry about labour and delivery. You may not know what to expect, or you may be afraid of the pain. But it is important for you to be as prepared as possible for labour and delivery. This knowledge can help you feel more confident and relaxed when the time comes. It can also help you make better decisions during labour, which can lead to a smoother experience overall.
One of the best ways to prepare for labour and delivery is to educate yourself about the process. There are many resources available, including books, websites, and classes. Your healthcare provider can also give you information and answer any questions you may have. It is also a good idea to talk to other women who have already been through labour and delivery (the mama club comes in handy here!). They can offer first-hand advice and support.
Another important way to prepare for labour and delivery is to create a birth plan. This document outlines your preferences for things like pain management, positioning during delivery, and who you would like to be in the room with you. Having a birth plan can help you feel more in control during labour and delivery. It can also help your healthcare providers and make sure they are followed to the best of their ability.
We Are Here!
Pregnancy is a beautiful process. But, it is, no doubt, a very stressful process as well. Mummy, loving yourself is as important as caring for the little creature in your tummy. Believe it or not, babies will also be more relaxed when you are.
So, what about getting yourself a maternity massage spa in the comfort of your own home? PNSG is at your service! With our authentic Javanese prenatal therapy, we can help you to:
- Relieve soreness, back pain, and leg cramps;
- Reduce lower hip and back pain;
- Improve blood circulation and reduce swelling; and
- Promote relaxation and stress reduction
Rest assured, we are trusted by over 10,000 mothers. Your baby and your safety is always at the first place. Click here to check out how the prenatal massage is carried out!