Pregnancy can be an empowering experience. It can also make you tired and sore, leaving you to count down the days until your due date arrives.
Don’t let your pregnancy get the best of you! You deserve to feel comfortable and beautiful at every stage of your pregnancy. Here are a few ways to pamper yourself because you deserve it!
Care for Your Belly
Taking care of yourself while you’re pregnant means taking prenatal vitamins, but it should mean taking care of your belly too. Nourishing lotions can relax the skin on your stomach, especially during the winter months when dry skin can make you feel very stretched and taught. They also have the potential to ease the development of stretch marks. Not to mention, it’s a relaxing routine to rub lotion on your tummy every night before you go to bed!
Caring for your belly might mean wearing a belly belt to help take some of the pressure off. It also means eating good food!
Get a Pedicure
It’s normal for feet to swell during pregnancy. Your body produces about 50 percent more bodily fluids when developing a baby, which can lead to swelling. Getting a pedicure is one of the best things you can do when your feet are starting to feel uncomfortable.
It’s very relaxing to sit back and have your feet massaged, especially during the third trimester when swelling tends to be a bigger problem.
A pedicure can also make sure your feet look great when your belly is too big to give yourself a pedicure!
Buy Maternity Clothes That Make You Feel Good
Buying maternity clothes isn’t always a lot of fun. Not only are there not a lot of options in most stores, but you also don’t want to spend a fortune on a wardrobe that you’re only going to wear for a few months. The solution for most moms-to-be is to wear stretchy, oversized clothing, like leggings and T-shirts.
Although they are comfortable, they aren’t likely to make you feel good. You deserve to feel beautiful whether you’re hanging around the house or you’re going out to dinner, which means buying at least a few maternity clothing items that you love.
There are a lot more stylish places to buy maternity clothes today than there were in the past. There are also many more options that can be worn even after you’ve had your baby. Dresses and flowing bohemian tops can be worn no matter what your body shape.
You don’t have to fill your closet with maternity clothes. Just buy a few items that you can pull out of the closet when you want to elevate your style.
Try a Float Tank
Getting a massage is a frequent suggestion when it comes to pampering moms-to-be. They can definitely be relaxing, but if you want to try something a little different, try a float tank.
Float tanks, which are also known as sensory deprivation tanks, are filled with Epsom salt, so you float easily, enabling you to take the extra weight of your pregnancy off your bones and muscles. Tanks are filled with water that is skin temperature, and they’re completely dark and quiet. They’re the perfect solution for pregnant moms who are feeling overwhelmed and are having trouble relaxing.
Float tanks can be especially effective for pregnant moms with young kids at home. It’s a great way to take a break and spend an hour in a peaceful, relaxing headspace.
Babymoons are all the rage today and for good reason. You probably aren’t going to do a lot of traveling after your bundle of joy arrives.
Taking a babymoon doesn’t have to cost a lot of money. There are many budget-friendly destinations that are perfect for parents on a budget. A few ideas include:
- Sea Pines Resort, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
- Sunriver Resort, Sunriver, Oregon
- The Hotel Saugatuck, Saugatuck, Michigan
- Fleur-de-Lys Mansion, St. Louis
- Stowe Mountain Lodge, Stowe, Vermont
A getaway doesn’t have to take long either. Even taking a jaunt a few towns over for a night or two over the weekend can be just what you need to refresh yourself for the birth of your baby.
Pampering and relaxation are often specific to each individual person, but there are a few things that are sure to be relaxing for almost everyone. This list is a great place to start to make sure you feel as relaxed, beautiful, and empowered as possible before the next chapter of your life begins.