congratulations on your pregnancy

Congratulations on your pregnancy

Congratulations on your pregnancy. 

Early pregnancy the first time around is exciting but you can start to feel anxious or overwhelmed. You may experience many different feelings on both  emotionally, physically and mentally. Emotionally, you may be having an unplanned pregnancy (a big shock I know!) or perhaps it has happened quicker than you thought it would, or you had got to the stage where you thought it was not going to happen and it has.

Sometimes this can take the mind time to adjust as well as dealing with what's happening to your body.

Physically, you may feel great or exhausted, feeling or being sick, your hormones can be all over the place with both highs and lows and you may be wondering why this has happened to you. Feeling stressed may add to to it. During pregnancy you may also experience some aches and pains and find it hard to keep going.

The exhaustion you experience in those early weeks is due to your body having to work extra hard for your pregnancy. Plus, you may have decided not to tell anyone yet and this can add to it.

Client's often mention that they have dropped their healthy eating habits at all they crave are carbs. Don't worry go with what your body needs. Having had a healthy diet before pregnancy will have given you a good amount of nutrients.

 

Congratulations on your pregnancy

Tips for getting through your first trimester

  • Try relaxing as much as possible it is important for both you and your baby the more tired you become the harder it can be. Drinking or eating ginger biscuits may help with sickness.
  • Eat little and often helping to keep your blood sugar balanced.
  • Cut back on things you really don't need to be doing. Reduce your working hours if they are long.
  • Take naps if you can, difficult I know if you are working or if you already have a child so if that’s the case put your feet up when you get the chance.
  • Try and lean to keep your stress levels down. Try meditation.
  • Pace yourself during your day so that you don’t overdo it and try to go to bed early to get plenty of rest, remember you are doing a second job here by nurturing and growing a baby.
  • Continue taking supplements that have been recommended to you.
  • Taking some time out is important for you both as this time will give you a chance to relax.  Nurture yourself as this will help  reduce stress levels improve your sleep and mood patterns. Remember this is  a great opportunity as when baby arrives you will find yourself busy.
  • Don't listen to the labour horror stories ~ everyone is different, focus on being positive.

 

 

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2 Comments

  1. Helen Blantz on September 25, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    You make some great points, Karen. So good to be given more reasons to look after yourself and not feel guilty about it!

  2. karen on October 4, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    Thanks Helen, only we can be responsible for taking care of ourselves.

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