Pregnancy is often accompanied with the feeling of redundancy and tiredness, especially in the stages of the second and third trimester. Most women can't help it but they find themselves being lackadaisical to their personal care, hair care and overall looks. So how can you position yourself to always feel refreshed and full of energy even when pregnancy is skimming off your mood in little amounts?
According to an article written by Healthline on pregnancy fatigue and how to surmount it, here are some tips expectant mothers could use.
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No matter how tired you may get, do not take any sleeping aids or pills. As a pregnant woman, you should aim for at least 7 hours sleep every night. Make sleep a priority. There is no one who sleeps for hours that won't wake up feeling refreshed and revitalized.
Pamper yourself. Ask for help from family and friends if you need to. Take warm bathes. Ask your partner for a massage. Wear soft cozy clothings, watch TV, eat a snack, light your favourite candle, read a good book, sometimes take yourself on an outing or ask to be taken out.
Stay active everyday. Exercise releases endorphins that will lift your mood. You don't need any high-risk activity. Go for a walk, get involved around the house. You can also read more about suitable exercises for pregnant women.
Eat well. A balanced and varied diet will keep you healthy and help your baby grow and develop evenly.
Connect with other pregnant women and share things in common. Sharing your feelings with other moms going through similar experiences can help you feel less isolated.
Feeling emotional during pregnancy is common because of hormonal changes. But it is important to ask for help if you're feeling sad more than you are feeling happy.
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