5 Pregnancy Must-Do’s!

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Pregnancy can be a different experience for women. One woman could love it while the other may not care for it. But it is one beautiful experience, nonetheless. While there are many not so pleasing side effects of pregnancy, it is kind of amazing to know that you are growing another human being inside your body. While you may love being pregnant or loath it, there are some must dos that every pregnant soon-to-be mommy should check off.

Here is our list of 5 Must do’s of Pregnancy:

  • Get a prenatal massage. You may be wondering how in the world you are going to be able to get a message when there is absolutely no way you can lay on your stomach. You may also be wondering if this is something that you would even enjoy. Trust me, you will love it and want to go back a few more times. After I had my babies, there was no need for a prenatal massage but I loved it so much, I’ve ended up getting the best massage frisco offers and getting a similar massage. When you have kids, you definitely need some me time and this massage gives me exactly that. Prenatal massages are a great way to relax and to give those muscles that are working hard during your pregnancy some relief. A prenatal massage is given to a woman when she is on her side. The work one side and then you flip over to the next. This is a great experience to do in the third trimester.
  • Keep working out. Under your doctor’s advisement, if you are already pretty active, keep working out during your pregnancy. While it may feel harder or you may even need to adjust your workouts down a couple of levels now that you are pregnant, it is important to keep being active. Not only will it help you feel better during your pregnancy, you will feel better after you give birth as well. Keeping active during pregnancy will help you get back into shape after pregnancy.
  • Have a maternity photo shoot. Many women may not feel especially beautiful with their large belly and swollen ankles but a maternity photo shoot is one that you will not regret. Photographers (like this Olga Topchii Photographer) are great at getting the best and most flattering photo of you and your belly. And while you may feel like you may not want to remember yourself as this big, a few years from now, you will take great joy and accomplishment of what your body was able to do. So schedule that photo shoot and take as many pictures of that growing belly as you can.
  • Splurge on a good maternity pillow. The bigger you get the harder it will be for you to get comfortable enough to catch some Zzzz. Once you find that perfect maternity pillow, it will make all the world of a difference. Try a few out and see which one fits as well as supports your body the most.
  • Relax and Enjoy it. Although for some women pregnancy is less enjoyable, I find relaxing and just enjoying the little movements, big hard kicks and my growing belly to be re-assuring. I’ve dealt with extreme sickness, high fatigue and even the most ridiculous pains – but I still enjoy it. The end result is so very worth it. After miscarriages the little things that may annoy others brings me great pleasure and reassurance. Just remember – no one is pregnant forever and the end is near!

If you’ve veer been pregnant what were some of your must-do’s?

30 comments

  1. These are all great must-do’s. I love the idea of a maternity photo shoot. I tried to relax as much as I could.

  2. These are great ways to enjoy pregnancy, I must admit I disliked being pregnant ALL 3 times. It was not a pleasure for me and I struggled so badly with the hormones going bonkers during it and the pain as well as being sick often. I liked reading this because it really reminded me that had I taken a higher route of reminding myself of this blessing growing inside of me, maybe I would have enjoyed it more!

  3. I think a pregnancy must do list should also include a babymoon trip. Such a great crazy time for every pregnant lady, just relax and take it all in

  4. I second the maturity pillow, I never had so many aches and pains than when I was pregnant, the maternity pillow is great for that sciatic nerve and so much more.

  5. These are great tips, especially the one about working out! I did that with my second but not my first and the difference in both the delivery and the recover was amazing!

  6. This is a great list. I never had a maternity photo shoot so I wish I could go back and do that. My husband uses my maternity pillow now. It’s a body pillow!

    Lee

  7. Pregnancy is such a lovely experience for women and the best we can do is to just enjoy every moment of it. There will be ups and downs during the 9 months, but it’s definitely going to be worth so might as well do these things on the list, right? Love it.

  8. I super agree with the pillows. Too bad i didnt even had any maternity photo. Nonetheless, pregnancy is something i cherish and i salute pregnant moms Who despite their big tummies continue to work for their family.

  9. I never had a massage though I wish I had! I agree wholeheartedly with them – especially the pillow and relaxing! I loved my maternity shoot too – I only had one with my first baby. Those photos are so precious.

  10. I was never a fan of pregnancy. I just wanted it to be over. I have friends and family that love every second of it.

  11. I’m not a mom and have never been pregnant so this was such a fun read for me, really informative. I would consider doing the maternity shoot, not just for me but so my kid would also me or how I was when I was preggo with him / her. The workout is something I think I’d do too. I’ve seen my friends do it and everything turned out okay so working out when pregnant should not be scary at all.

  12. I think that having a maternity shoot is definitely a must do, but I may be biased since I’m a photographer. lol. I’m currently doing a cool one with my client that shows the progression of her pregnancy through each month. It’s been such fun, and I know the photos will be such a great keepsake for her.

  13. I remember regretting not having a pregnancy shoot with my son and vowing I will do so with my daughter. But I was so miserable during my pregnancy that I seriously did not want to lol A good pillow is a MUST!! Haha

  14. i dont have any children but these are some awesome tips. i am gonna past them along to my friends. thanks for sharing.

  15. Excellent tips for pregnancy. I wish I knew some of these when my wife had our son!

  16. Aww! i love that youve added “relax and enjoy it” i think that is such a massive thing! ive never been pregnant but ive heard endless stories about how it can be! ill keep these in mind, for the future

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