Warning to all male readers, leave now ;-) – this is an absolute “girly” type of post. One however I am sure many ladies can relate with or maybe an informative one for those who have yet to experience this.
… and that is the joys, must and bumps of pregnancy (in more ways than one, bumps that is hehe).
Lately I have actually had a few people asking me when we plan to have a 5th. I know right. I guess they just expect it since we have 4? maybe because we have yet to have a little girl yet. The answer is without any doubt as of now “no time soon.” :)
My pregnancies have all been so different.
I experienced my 1st pregnancy at just 19 years old a few months after we got married… miscarried that sweet baby… but then got pregnant again about a year later with our 1st born Caleb. Who was born 3 weeks after I turned 21.
With each pregnancy I learn something new :) and with each pregnancy comes its own challenges.
So here are a few tips for new moms to be.
1. Prepare for nausea. Even if you don’t ever “throw up” – you will at some point experience some form of this. I was blessed with a strong stomach in my pregnancies… but did go through spells of morning sickness with my last two pregnancies. The thing that worked for me were “saltines” by the bedside… and “sour candy” – from sour patch kids… to sour mints. Those two things did the trick and thankfully weren’t unenjoyable to eat :)
some a lot of water. Otherwise you will experience the lovely joy of constipation. Who knew having a baby in your tummy would do this. I didn’t. My first pregnancy I survived chugging prune juice… SO GROSS… tasted like thick blood… not that I drink blood, but I have a strong feeling it would be very similar. Not a fun memory of mine. If only I had known of products like DulcoEase® Pink™ - a painless, tasteless pill that would take care of that in no time. Scratch the PRUNE JUICE and grab a box of DulcoEase® Pink™.
3. Find a good Chiropractor… or mattress? Back pain was always an issue for me. From my first pregnancy to my most recent. I battled it severely. At times it was almost crippling… The best medicine for me was to do stretches to keep my lower back from getting tight… but also going to my chiropractor was so helpful… even though at times it did scare me to get adjusted with a belly… not sure why :) - its totally safe (with a good chiro). Also do not sleep on a squishy mattress… ditch the memory foam toppers… and sleep on something a bit more solid. Prop a pillow between those legs and hug something soft… helps so much.
4. Invest in tunic tops, camis and a bella band. Who wants to pour a fortune into maternity clothes. I sure didn’t. Tunics, cami’s (tight ones that help hold things up ::wink wink::) and a good bella band are life savers to your wardrobe wallet!
5. Take care of your skin. Lather up in good natural body butters… and oils. Stretch marks happen despite your methods of keeping things soft… it really is all hereditary…(Sorry to those who put stock in creams, it really wont save you.), but one thing Ive learned is if you keep your skin soft… it sure does help calm down the itchy stretching skin you will experience, no matter how young or old you are. Its just a part of pregnancy :).
I could continue on with lots more tips. This post I think could go down to at least 25 points… but we’d be here a while and you may get bored. In short… enjoy your pregnancy… it really does fly by… here I am 29… 5 pregnancies later… and I remember days thinking “this will never be over.” – it is over before you know it…
Will we have more… maybe :) – but for now, I have great memories filled inbetween with lots of learning.
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of DulcoEase® Pink™. The opinions and text are all mine.