Staying pretty must be every pregnant woman’s concern. And true beauty shows on the outside if it is nurtured well in the insides. Here let me suggest you the things which can help you cope with emotional and physical changes during pregnancy.
It is important that you must maintain a healthy and well balanced diet for you and for your baby. Fill in your diet with foods rich in vitamins and minerals especially fruits and green leafy vegetables then have it in small, frequent meals. Drink lots of fluid to easily flush toxins and keep you hydrated all day. Pair your healthy diet with proper, regular exercise such as walking or swimming. This enables your muscles to stay toned and your body flexible. Thus, you do not gain too much weight. Ideally, you just need to put between 25 to 35 pounds during pregnancy. This way it will be easier for you to lose it after pregnancy as well as to keep you comfortable and attractive while conceiving a baby. Coconut oil for face could help also.
You have to look great! So shop on for few maternity outfits that not only will give you comfort but will bring out the beauty in you. Pick ones where your positive attributes are emphasized and accentuated. Put on make up to hide those blemishes or imperfections that are most of the time brought about by hormonal and bodily changes during pregnancy. You see, you have a lot of options. The point is that you have to look and feel good every time you look at the mirror so that your baby feels the same way too.
Maintain a healthy and positive outlook in life. Whatever changes you have, remember that these are all temporary. Do not compare yourself with others, both pregnant women and not. Everybody is different. So there is no point for comparison.
Generally, pregnancy is hard on every woman but remember that what you are going through is normal and after few months it will be over. So stay happy and glowing. After all the excruciating pain that you may undergo, keep holding on to the immeasurable joy that your baby brings when finally he/she comes out of your womb.
Do you feel like bursting into anger when you are confronted by stressful situations? Let us say someone cuts you off in traffic or maybe losing a parking space while others take it in stride, how do you respond to these situations and the like? These are just few of the triggering situations where sometimes your temper becomes out of control. Anger is actually the person’s natural response to perceived stress. But being angry is not always a bad thing. It is just that you have to master the key of managing your anger the healthier way. So before reacting to tense circumstances, stop and check your temper. Here is how:
Bring yourself to count from one to ten. Breathe deeply for several times until your fury abates. If it is necessary try to walk away with the situation so that you avoid doing things you will regret in the end. When your anger melts down and your thoughts are quite clear, lay down your needs and concerns in a manner direct and clear to avoid hurting others. So think before you speak!
Sometimes you need a time out because there are problems which cannot be solved immediately. So go to the gym and do workouts or try brisk walking and running so that emotions you cannot contain are released. This way your brain chemicals are stimulated and you will be surprised that your anger is replaced by a relaxed state of mind.
If you feel really hurt, acknowledge it but do not dwell on it. We are not perfect, everybody makes mistakes. That is the fact. So what you need to do is forgive. This way, positive emotions rule over the negative ones. Be realistic by not expecting everybody to behave precisely the way you want them to in a situation.
Always remember the power of humor. Find something funny when confronted by situations. Laugh it out. And soon enough everything will feel much lighter and tension becomes easier to bear.
Other ways to let off your steam are to listen to good music, write in a journal, read a good book, watch movies and any other things that perk up your interest. Practice the basic relaxation techniques such as deep-breathing and meditation. Imagine yourself in a serene and calming place or perform a mind drill instructing yourself to take it easy.