If you are due sometime this Winter or in the early Spring, you may be watching your waistline expand and your clothing options in your closet dwindle. Especially as the cold air sets in, you may be wondering how you can afford a whole new wardrobe to fit your pregnant figure. Fashion aside, keeping warm is a main concern. I was always due in the late Autumn and early Winter so I dealt with some of that myself. Here are some tricks of the trade to stretching your Winter maternity wardrobe. (Pun intended.) 1. Get warm socks. It seems silly but the truth is that if you can keep warm but dry (read: not sweaty) feet, the rest of your body will feel warmer. As… [more]
It’s blazing hot here in the south. I can recall from my past pregnancies that being pregnant in the summer is not fun, especially if you are in the third trimester of your pregnancy. Being pregnant typically makes you feel hotter regardless of what season it is but during the summer when the heat isn’t just caused by your hormones, getting comfortable and staying cool can be challenging. Dr. Nardone, an OBGYN in Rhode Island advises expectant mothers to pay attention to the heat index. “If the heat index (meaning how hot the temperature feels because of the combination of heat and humidity) is in the 90s, that's a good day to be indoors as much as possible with the air conditioning turned on.” But since staying… [more]
As the weather begins to get cooler, it also brings about cold season. Dealing with a cold is never any fun but is especially not fun during pregnancy when you may already not being feeling your best and when you are limited as to what medications you can take to ease cold symptoms. Symptoms of a cold during pregnancy don’t differ from the normal symptoms of a cold, although you may feel the symptoms stronger. I can recall from pregnancy that my colds were stronger and lasted longer during pregnancy than normally. Cold symptoms include cough, congestion, sore throat, watery eyes, sneezing, and feeling more tired than usual just to name a few. So what should you do if you are pregnant and begin feeling under… [more]
Are you having trouble sleeping during your pregnancy? You are not alone! Many women complain of this especially in the third trimester. You toss and you turn trying to get in a comfortable position, which can be hard to do with your ever expanding belly! There are some common pregnancy culprits that could be hindering your sleep. Below are some ways to deal with those culprits and get some much needed rest!
- Getting up a zillion times a night to go to the bathroom? Do not drink a lot of fluids before going to bed but be sure to drink plenty through out the day so you do not get dehydrated. Also, try placing a night light in the bathroom and using that as
Ugh, morning sickness – it’s the most dreaded part of pregnancy for some. It’s also one of the first symptoms some women may experience cluing them in that they are indeed pregnant. Morning sickness is absolutely no fun and for some (like me!) it’s not just morning sickness. You can have all day sickness that even lasts the entire pregnancy. If you are experiencing the woes of morning sickness, below are a few tips that may help you cope.
- Stay away from spicy foods and foods that tend to have a strong reaction in the stomach. Learn to read your body so that you can tell what is good for it or what will make you sicker.
- Aim for bland type foods