Pregnancy wellbeing can feel like an indulgence because pregnancy is natural, so what’s the fuss?
While I don’t like a lot of fuss, pregnancy is just the time to start to focus on your wellbeing and what you need to feel as physically and mentally well as possible.
The simple steps of pregnancy wellbeing can help you to feel well:
- rest when you need to and when you can
- swim, walk or do pregnancy yoga to ease aches and boost your energy levels
- breathe to de-stress, to be calm and to relax
- eat well and often – this isn’t a time to restrict food so healthy options throughout the day can help to ease any tiredness or nausea
- drink water throughout the day – it’s easy to become dehydrated
- de-stress – especially if you are busy with work as well as family life
- share how you feel if you are feeling low or isolated
- what do you need? focus on putting you first
Finding what works and doing it will make a difference, so planning in these steps and making them a priority can give you a boost and it means you are looking after yourself as best you can.
Everyone’s pregnancy is different and everyone has their own needs.
- what do you need to manage pregnancy symptoms?
- do you feel like you are doing too much?
- how can you rest more?
- start to focus on your breathing, to be comfortable using it to relax
- are you worried about anything, or feeling anxious? what would help you right now?
You can also arrange pregnancy consultations with me to talk through any challenges, worries or anxieties, as well as your needs and looking after you. Pregnancy is very personal and I tailor sessions to each parent.
My face-to-face groups are ideal for parents across Newcastle & Tyneside. With video sessions and digital courses, I also work with parents and families from across the UK as well as internationally.
How can I help you?
Copyright: Janine Smith 2022