It’s very exciting when you know you are a mom to be! You can’t wait for all the interesting experiences that you will encounter with your child and most of all the arrival of your first baby. With that said, a lot of new mothers tend to worry about a lot of things because naturally, they lack the experience and knowledge. But, don’t worry, we’ve listed down 5 things you can do to ensure you have your first 9-month journey that is enjoyable and beneficial to you and your child.
1. Don’t Over-read
Don’t start buying books relating to pregnancy in one go! First, you probably won’t have time to read all of it. Second, the more you read, the more confuse you get! Sometimes reading too much can cause worry and stress or even panic, which is why having 1-2 books covering different things are better than having 5 of the same topic which confuses you.
2. Get As Much Sleep As Possible
A lot of young mothers these days still go on shopping and accomplishing their daily task even when they are in the last trimester. It is fine if you want to do so but not to the extend that you will feel extreme tiredness till the end of the day. Your child and you need ample of rest time so cut down on the shopping if necessary.
3. Do Yoga
Instead of spending money on shoes and clothes that you want to wear after giving birth, spend your time and cash on something much more helpful such as yoga classes that are specially catered for pregnant women. Not only will you get new friends, you can also maintain a healthy lifestyle that is good for you and Baby.
4. Be Prepared
As much as you want to have a natural birth, you have to be accepting to C-section just in case things don’t work out. Don’t be rigid and be prepared for either way of delivery so read up and get ready!
5. Maintain A Well-Balanced Diet
Last but not least, keep yourself hydrated and have a well-balanced diet. Try to stay away from snacking and have a full meal because snacking not only makes you gain excessive weight, it is also unhealthy for your child.