Is this your first pregnancy? While you might be tremendously excited about having a new baby, that doesn't mean that you feel great, right? Maybe you already expected the morning sickness you got. And, obviously you already knew you'd feel as big as a barn as your pregnancy advanced. But, maybe nobody told you that sometimes your body would ache from the bottom of your feet to the top of your head. Well, the top of the head part might be an exaggeration, but you'll probably agree that the backaches you're experiencing are pretty brutal, won't you?
From getting enough sleep to arranging for prenatal massage therapy, here are some ideas that might help you.
Sleep And Exercise - Do you feel like the baby within your body will someday be an excellent drummer? Maybe you can't even sleep well because the baby kicks all night. Or, you might be having intense leg cramps. Think of taking naps during the day. They might not totally take the place of a good night's sleep, but they'll at least help.
Have you done stretching exercises? Those should be approved by your doctor, of course. From stretching right when you wake up each day to including stretching in your exercise regimen, it might make a difference in how your body feels, too. Walking with a friend might be just the right exercise for you while your pregnant.
Prenatal Massage Therapy - Have you thought of having a prenatal massage? Check with your doctor before making your appointment. He or she will more than likely give you the blessing to have a special prenatal massage.
If you have never had a massage before, prepare to have one of the loveliest experiences you've ever had. And, if you have had body massages in the past, you already know that you're in for a real treat. The massage therapist will have the training and the experience needed to give you a massage that is best for women who are expecting babies. He or she will more than likely use essential oils that will glide over your aching muscles while you listen to soothing music.
The prenatal massage will probably help your backaches, the stiff neck you are living with, swelling and even the cramping in your legs that wake you up at night and bother you throughout the day.
Think of making an appointment for a massage after the baby is born, too. You might find that your body recovers from child birth and from your many months of being pregnant.