Hi new moms! Welcome to the club. Let me tell you that you are going to an adventure of your life that will never end. If you are pregnant with your first child and don’t know what to do, don’t worry we’ve been there before. So the best person you could turn to is a mother who have gone through it all.
Drink Lots of Water
Your body is composed of 70% water, so it make sense that you have to drink plenty of water. Motherhood will require you lots of activities like taking care of your little one, preparing food, house work, and the list continues. If you’re body is dehydrated, you are more prone to stress and depression.
Prevent Stretch Mark as Early as Possible
Many will tell you that having stretch marks is inevitable but they’re wrong. Stretch marks can be prevented or at least minimized. If you still want to wear your bikini during summer, prevent it as soon as possible.
- Use coconut oil and apply it to your tummy as early as your first trimester.
- Please resist scratching your stomach by using rough towel. Using rough towel instead of your nails minimize the damage it does to your skin.
- To prevent holding to much water which is the reason why your tummy becomes unusually big, keep yourself from drinking cold and sweet beverages. This will also prevent you and your baby from being overweight.
Body changes can be daunting and stressful, so you have to divert your attention by treating yourself. Buy a new dress, bag, or accessories. Being a mother is not an excuse in letting yourself go.
Involve the Dearest People in Your Life
You are not alone in this battle. You have your parents, husband, and friends to support you. Make a phone call and let them know how you feel. Knowing that you have people in your life you can count on makes it easier.
Do Light Exercises
Pregnancy will prevent your from doing heavy exercises but doesn’t mean you have to be a couch potato. When I was pregnant, I usually wear my snickers and go for walk outside. I bring my phone and headset and listen to pumping songs. Makes me feel a lot better. Again, after every light exercises, don’t forget to drink water.
Enjoy the Journey
The last but not the least, embrace motherhood. Everything you are going through right now will reach its end. Sometimes you will even miss them. I remember when I talk to my baby during breaks at work. I really like the feeling that she is with me wherever I go. And when the time has come that I have to go back to work after my maternity leave, I wish that I could put her back to my stomach so she can be with me. Motherhood is both painful and wonderful. Don’t let the challenge overtake you, focus on the wonderful things yet to come. We are here for you.