How To Feel Like Yourself During Pregnancy

Pregnancy is an exciting time. However, it can also be a confusing time.

You may not feel like yourself because your body is changing, and there is a baby growing inside of you. However, there are some ways that you can still feel like yourself during pregnancy.

Focus on What Matters to You

It is important to focus on your core values at any stage of life. However, it is even more important for you to do this while you are pregnant. Your values may be challenged by your friends, family members, the media and other outside sources. You will have a lot of people telling you that you what you should and should not do. That is why you will need to focus on the values that matter to you.

Get Your Hair Done

Many pregnant women do not feel like themselves because they do not like the way that they look. You can feel better about yourself by making a simple change in your appearance. Getting your hair done is a great way to improve your appearance and self-esteem.

Integrate All of Your Roles

You are probably playing multiple roles. You may be a wife, employee, friend and community member. When you become a mother, you will have less time for all of those roles. It is easy to get lost in motherhood and forget about everything else. That is why it is important to integrate all of the roles. Write down how much time you want to dedicate to each role each week.

Get a Pedicure

There are many ways that you can benefit from getting a pedicure. A pedicure will make your feet look better, which can boost your confidence. You will also find that soaking your feet in a tub is relaxing.

Focus on Your Health

It will be a lot easier for you to adjust to the changes that occur during pregnancy if you are healthy. You can keep yourself healthy by eating nutritious foods. You should have plenty of colorful fruits and vegetables. You should also eat plenty of calcium-rich foods such as almond, yogurt, and sesame.

Daily exercise can also help you feel better. It can boost your energy and give you a natural glow, plus it’s healthy for you and the baby. You should talk to your health care provider about how much you should exercise.

Additionally, you should try to get plenty of sleep. Seven to nine hours is the standard recommendation for pregnant women. It is best for you to sleep on your left side so that you can increase blood flow.

Buy Beautiful Clothing

Contrary to popular belief, you can still wear beautiful clothing while you are pregnant. There are a lot of stylish maternity clothes. You should look for clothing that will flatter your body. The right clothing can help you feel beautiful and confident.

Have a Maternity Photoshoot

A maternity shoot can give you a confidence boost. The best time to get a maternity shoot is at the sixth or seventh month. You will be well into your pregnancy, so your baby bump will show nicely in the pictures. You probably will not want to get a maternity shoot after the seventh month because it may be uncomfortable.

A maternity shoot will make you realize how beautiful pregnancy really is. You will be able to make memories and cherish them. Additionally, a maternity shoot is a great way to celebrate your pregnancy.

Affirm Your Awareness

You may be giving your baby-positive affirmations every day. You should also give yourself positive affirmations. When you are feeling down, positive affirmations can help lift your spirits.

Liz Coyle

Liz is a Scottsdale-based writer and mom of two young children and one not so young Boston Terrier. She is a lover of cooking, travel, and any activities she can do with the kids. She loves to share her experiences of being a high-strung, type a mom in an imperfect world.

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