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10 ways to pamper yourself while pregnant

10 Ways to Pamper Yourself While Pregnant Congratulations, you are pregnant! While pregnancy is a wonderful thing, it can sometimes be accompanied by some uncomfortable side effects, like nausea, weight gain, swelling, bloating, leg cramps and other symptoms. Pampering yourself during pregnancy can help you forget all those discomforts and recharge your battery. Get a massage Take a bath A prenatal massage can be heavenly. Because there is a baby growing inside of you for 9 months, your muscles can get swollen, your back can hurt and your legs can cramp. Getting a prenatal massage by someone who specializes in these kinds of massages can relieve these symptoms and leave you feeling fresh and relaxed. As long as the bath isn't too hot, there is nothing wrong with taking a nice, soothing bath while pregnant. You can lie back in a bath with your favorite book, music or nothing at all, and enjoy the quiet, relaxing atmosphere. It may even help you sleep better at night! Listen to your favorite music Go to bed early Sleep is the ultimate luxury, especially if you are pregnant. Your body needs the extra Z's, and your mind will benefit as well. So in order to pamper yourself, leave the dishes in the sink and the laundry unfolded – and just hit the sack. Sometimes, the dishes won't wait, the laundry won't fold itself, and neither will dinner make itself nor the toilet scrub itself clean. On the days when you simply need to get your house in order, you can at least make it more enjoyable by putting on your favorite playlist and singing along. It's like adding a "spoonful of sugar" to the tasks that must be done. O Keep your feet up Eat dark chocolate Your feet take on much of the brunt of your new pregnancy weight, so it's no wonder that they are swollen and achy. In order to pamper yourself, keep your feet elevated as much as possible. It will help alleviate the swelling and make it easier for your blood to circulate. Let's be honest – sometimes (or all the time), we have a sweet tooth. To satisfy that sweet tooth, instead of reaching for a Snickers bar (which really isn't the best way to curb your hunger), reach for some dark chocolate, with at least 70% cocoa. Staying healthy during preg- nancy doesn't mean you need to deny yourself what your body craves – and if you buy good quality dark chocolate, you will not only enjoy its flavor but will also reap its health benefits. Vie Wear makeup Get a pregnancy pillow Yes, there are days when all you want to do is wear your stretchy-waisted maternity pants, leave your hair rumpled, and not brush your teeth. While doing that every now and then is fine, it won't leave you feeling particularly good. Putting on makeup, on the other hand, can lift your spirits and give you the boost you are looking for. Amaz- ing what a little lipstick, mascara, and eyeshadow and can do, right? Pregnancy pillows, also known as maternity or body pillows, often make sleeping a lot more comfortable. So go ahead, read those customer reviews, and choose the preg- nancy pillow that seems most likely to give you the nighttime comfort you crave. Go on a babymoon Movie night Wearing sweatpants and munching on popcorn is a good way to veg out. Whether you've had a smiley day or a grumpy day, this can be the perfect way to pamper yourself, no questions asked. A babymoon is a trip that couples take together before their baby is born. Similar to a honey- moon, it's a time to connect as a couple and to spend quality time with each other before em- barking on the lifestyle changes that a new baby entails. The best time to go on a babymoon is sometime during the second trimester – it's the trimester that most women feel their best. So take advantage of the time you have with your hubby or partner, and plan a romantic getaway that will benefit both of you. We hope these tips have been helpful, and wish you a healthy, comfortable pregnancy. If, during your pregnancy, you have any questions about pregnancy discomforts, don't hesitate to call or make an appointment. We are here to answer all your questions. www.Miami-Obgyn.com

10 ways to pamper yourself while pregnant

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