By Jasmine Anderson
Not every woman feels ecstatic and care-free when being pregnant. Being scared or worried about your pregnancy is natural. However, that doesn’t have to stop you from loving your baby bump and the whole process of creating a new life.
What can you do to actually enjoy this span of nine months? There are many things you can change in your daily routine, but here are the five ways that will actually help you enjoy pregnancy. Don’t trust us? Try them out yourself!
1. Document your journey
One of the main ways to bring to the awareness of how wonderful and vital your role is is to document your pregnancy journey. Take a journal or a notebook, jot down the date and the day and deeply describe how you feel. Try to get to the root of your fears and doubts and write them down.
In addition to that, you can visually document your journey. Every week take a picture of your baby bump growing and developing. You’ll surely have something to look forward to, even if you’re feeling down. That can be your personal journal or you can share it with your closest friends, family members and partner. Each of them can contribute to it by writing down beautiful and amazing things about you.
2. Stay connected to your partner
Do you feel like you’re going through your pregnancy all alone? These feelings are quite common if relationship issues are getting in the way. Even though it doesn’t take two to actually enjoy this period, sharing your emotions and feelings with your partner can really help you love being pregnant.
Try to stay connected to your partner. Organise date nights both of you will enjoy, suggest cooking dinner together, and maybe spice things up in the bedroom. Pregnancy is a wonderful period you should enjoy, so share it with someone you deeply love.
3. Change your daily routine
Each trimester you’re in requires adaptation and some changes in the routine. You probably already avoid going out, drinking alcohol or risky behaviours that can endanger you and your baby. But most mothers tend to forget to focus on the positive aspects as well.
Not every change needs to be the bad one. Even if you can’t hit the gym, you can still do some prenatal yoga exercises that will boost your serotonin and make you feel happier. Besides that, if partying all night isn’t an option anymore, keep up with your friends by going for a brisk walk or grab coffee/tea and enjoy the conversation.
4. Get motivated to live healthier
If you’ve always wanted to live a healthy and fit life, now is the time to build fantastic habits that will last. Don’t let those hormones get in the way of living your dream. Besides trying out some prenatal exercises, you need to take care of the nutrition and the intake of your food.
The truth is, you will have different cravings. There is nothing wrong with that as long as you make sure you’re getting much needed nutrition, protein and carbs that will keep you and baby safe. If you don’t feel like cooking or the smell is making you sick, you can order pregnancy food and have it delivered to your door. These meals are created by the professional chefs that make sure you and your baby get all the nutrition you need to live and function happily and healthily.
5. Don’t neglect your mental health
As you probably know, many pregnant women have trouble controlling their emotions. It’s due to the increased secretion of hormones that can even cause serious conditions such as depression or mania. Can you do something about it?
While you’re pregnant, it’s vital to take care of your mental health as well. Neglecting mental health is one of the main reasons why many women are unhappy during pregnancy. If you notice that your mood is changeable and you can’t seem to control your emotions, try talking to the trusted person. A licenced therapist may help you overcome these issues and enjoy your pregnancy.
You can perceive each situation from a positive and negative aspect. If you think your pregnancy is a negative thing happening to you, chances are you won’t enjoy being pregnant. On the other hand, if you get the most out of those nine months, use them to change yourself for the better, you’ll absolutely adore your pregnancy.
About the Author
Jasmine Anderson is a Sydney based lifestyle blogger and a toddler mom, with a Fine
Arts Bachelor’s degree. Expressing herself through different mediums is what keeps her
spirit bright. She loves to spend quality time with her family, go thrifting, and spend just a little bit too much time on the internet. You can find her on Twitter @AndersonJess_AJ