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Managing the Physical Discomforts of Pregnancy

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Managing the Physical Discomforts of Pregnancy

Here are some common discomforts and tips to manage them effectively!

Tackling Morning Sickness: A Common Early Pregnancy Discomfort

Morning sickness is a common experience during the first trimester but can last longer. If you're one of the 8 out of 10 pregnant women who experience this, don't worry, you're not alone. Combat this by eating smaller meals more frequently throughout the day and staying hydrated. A handy tip that has helped many is keeping gingernuts beside the bed. Snacking on a couple before getting up can help elevate your blood sugar levels and reduce nausea.

Morning Sickness. Image of Pregnant Woman Feeling Unwell

Managing Backache & Pelvic Pain: Supportive Clothing for a Comfortable Pregnancy

A growing baby bump can add to the physical discomforts during pregnancy. Supportive clothing can help ease this discomfort and promote support during daily activity and light pregnancy exercise. 

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Backaches and pelvic pain are prevalent during pregnancy due to hormonal changes and the weight of the growing baby. Stay active with low-impact exercises like gentle walking, Pilates or swimming to keep your muscles strong and minimize back pain. Regular prenatal massages can also prove beneficial in managing chronic pain during pregnancy!

Three maternal women participating in a pregnancy Pilates class

Combatting Fatigue

Fatigue is a common experience during pregnancy due to changing hormone levels and the energy spent nurturing the growing baby. Ensure a good night's sleep by avoiding stimulating activities like screen time before bed. Opt for relaxing activities like reading or listening to music. Schedule breaks throughout the day for naps or meditation to replenish your energy and feel refreshed.

Tired pregnant lady trying to stay awake making a cup of tea

Heartburn & Indigestion: Pregnancy Discomforts

Hormonal changes and pressure from the expanding uterus can lead to heartburn and indigestion. Avoid spicy foods and stay hydrated to manage these uncomfortable symptoms. Over-the-counter antacids can provide temporary relief, but always consult your doctor before taking any medication during pregnancy.

Pregnant woman experiencing heartburn

 Remember, every pregnancy is unique, and what works for one might not work for another. Always consult with your healthcare provider before starting any new regimen or treatment. Enjoy this special time and take care of yourself!

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