Fantastic Tips on How to Deal With the Aches and Pains of Pregnancy
From the initial waves of morning sickness to the aching feet that swell up to the feeling that you are never going to get a good night’s sleep ever again, pregnancy dishes up quite a medley of uncomfortable aches and ouch-evoking pains that have you wondering what you were thinking of when you said you wanted a baby. While it is true that pregnancy is worth it and you will forget most of the soreness that your joints, muscles, and tender flesh have had to endure, the problem is that it hurts right now and you want relief.
You want to experience the kind of relief that your hubby can give you by saying, “Hand me the remote and I’ll find us something to watch on TV to distract you.” Yeah, right! Instead, you need to rely on yourself and your ability to keep moving. Light exercise makes you feel better without putting any strain on the baby or you. Get up out of that soft, cushy chair that seems to envelope your roundness and take a brief walk around the block, visit the local gymnasium and swim a lap or two around the pool.
If you keep up with your daily nutritional needs, including water, then your bodily functions remain consistent and regular, avoiding unnecessary constipation. This alone can save you lots of pain and help to keep the weight off.
When your feet hurt, lift them up and give them a much-needed break. It isn’t easy carrying all of that excess weight around, is it? Next time you are out, stop and buy yourself some comfortable shoes to wear.
When your back feels sore, tell the hubby that he can have the remote back after he gives you a little back rub. After all, he is partly responsible for that little gift of joy that you are carrying, isn’t he?
If it’s near impossible to get a restful night of sleep because of the pain, try the Leachco Snoogle. Don’t be fooled by the name, rave reviews deem this to be the go-to pillow for a more comfortable slumber.
Most importantly, stay in touch with your friends. After all, what can be more distracting than listening to the trials and tribulations that your best friend is enduring with her mischievous toddler?
Perhaps the greatest pain of all though, is the one in your bladder that has you scoping out the location of the restroom the minute you enter any store, restaurant, or movie theater. As the baby continues to grow inside your belly, so does that seemingly ever-present urge to pee. What can you do about it? Well, you know the answer to that already – just go do it. You’ll feel great for the next fifteen minutes or so!
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