18 Oct
  • Be honest about when you’re fatigued and as soon as possible GO SLEEP or at-least REST. Yes, this becomes harder to do once you have other children as well - so that brings me to my next point.
  • Don’t be nervous about ASKING FOR HELP! Sorry to burst your bubble but you were never perfect, don’t expect to be now. And no, the caretaker probably won’t do everything the way you do it, but don’t worry they’re your kids and shall be returned! Note: Just like ALWAYS make sure your kids are in a safe environment. Oh yeah and you might need someone to help you put on your shoes too – THAT’S OKAY!
  • Try to modify your working situation as soon as possible…Once you’re telling people, it’s time to tell your boss. Modifying meaning, maybe getting an extra cushion for you in the office OR having something to raise your legs OR getting a chair at your work station if you normally have a standing job OR like for me - cutting down your hours if you know you had a hard time keeping up even pre-pregnancy.
  • Drink lots of water! This is a tip you should take with you once the child is born as well. But many moms face circulatory issues, high/low blood pressure, there is are so many issues than can be had so just make sure that you are drinking lots of WATER!!
  • No dieting when pregnant! Enjoy your pregnancy belly – it’s a beautiful thing. You want to make sure your baby is getting all the nutrients possible. That doesn’t mean you go wild with your eating habits!
  • Start buying/wearing panty liners – You will find that you are peeing or dripping a lot easier these days so to help with the comfort, smell and everything - use panty liners.
  • Dress Comfortably and wear Comfortable shoes – Your body is a blessing not a curse, so dress in things that make you happy not things to make you fit a certain image. Comfortable shoes are a must because it is better for your feet, knees and back. Forget those celebrities in their 6-inch heels while carrying a huge belly and a stroller – it’s probably just for the pic!
  • Enjoy the moments as much as possible – The first time you hear the heartbeat, the first kick, or when the baby starts really dancing in there or your 3-D screening. It takes so long and goes so fact, so try to enjoy it as much as possible.
  • Buy a pregnancy pillow or get one 2nd hand – your lungs will thank you. Breathing while pregnant can be tough especially when laying down.
  • Always get up on your side – After a while there is just to much weight on your stomach to be getting up forward facing, so please avoid hurting yourself unnecessarily.
  • BONUS:
  • Take Magnesium and for long travels don’t forget your compression stockings/socks!!

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