You are tired, uncomfortable, in pain, irritable, hormonal and anxious. It is a roller coaster of emotions and it is damn hard.
The last few weeks of pregnancy were the hardest for me so I thought I would share with you some of the things I did to get through it without completely losing my mind.
Are you suffering from pregnancy insomnia? I know I am. It started for me when I hit about 30 weeks or so. When did it start for you?
Pregnancy insomnia can be caused by a few things such as the hormones racing around your body, getting up frequently to go to the toilet, your mind racing from excitement or nervousness about what is ahead, your baby is a night owl and likes to move around when you are trying to sleep or being uncomfortable and sore from back aches and cramps.
I am fine getting to sleep but when I wake up to go to the toilet about 80% of the time I can't get back to sleep straight away. Some nights I am tossing and turning for 2 hours. It really is annoying. But I found the more frustrated I get, the harder it is to get back to sleep.
I wanted to share with you some things I am doing to get through this annoying part of the night during pregnancy and hopefully it can help you too.
A positive attitude in life is always a great thing, but I think you need this even more so when it comes to pregnancy, especially at the very beginning and towards the end when it can start to become overwhelming.
I have just entered my last 10 weeks of pregnancy and I am getting super excited to meet my little one but also a bit nervous. I have been told many a time that the last 10 weeks are the hardest because you just want your baby to come. You are uncomfortable, tired and emotional. But I have decided to ignore this and go into my last 10 weeks of pregnancy with love, surrender, peace and relaxation in the forefront of my mind and in my heart.
I want to cherish this time and not wish it away.
Please watch my video below where I talk more about this topic...
Today I have a video blog for you where I have a little chat about exercise during pregnancy and I also demonstrate two stretches that have really helped me with my back pain over the past couple of weeks. I hope these help you too.
I know I have spoken about tips for exercising during pregnancy before, which you can read here, but I wanted to talk to you about what you should stay away from, making sure your trainer has the correct qualifications to train you pre and postnatal and also what modifications you can do for some exercises.
Click below to learn more...
Welcome back Radiant Mama!!
I have another video blog for you this week on a topic I feel has been my biggest lesson so far on this journey to motherhood.
:: SURRENDERING ::
When I chat with friends who ask me how I am going with pregnancy this topic always seems to come up, unintentionally. I feel this is a beautiful lesson that I want to share with all pregnant women or women who are wanting to get pregnant.
Give yourself permission to surrender to the experience and LISTEN TO YOUR BODY!
// Rest when you need to rest.
// Sleep when you need to sleep.
Let me go into more detail in my video...
Pregnancy is wonderful and so special but it does come with some not so great side effects. So today I have put together a video blog (vlog) for you where I talk about the side effects that have come up for me and how I am managing them with love and self-care.
The side effects I am covering in my video are:
+ Vitamin D deficiency
+ Your growing belly
+ Dry nipples
+ Looking after your feet
+ Back pain
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