While everyone goes on about that pregnancy glow, you know the truth – it is exceptionally difficult to look after yourself while expecting. Each trimester comes with its own challenges, and sometimes it is just far too much effort to put together an outfit. Fortunately, there are a few ways to feel better about yourself with ingenious inventions such as pregnancy pillows and maternity dresses.
During this exciting time, your focus will be on preparing for your little one – but the best gift you can give to yourself and your child is to prioritise your body, mind, and soul. Nothing says “glow” more than a mom-to-be who is healthy, relaxed, and happy. So, how does one tap into this wellbeing that seems to elude some of those entering motherhood?
Nobody expects a pregnant mother to take up a whole new exercise regimen, but incorporating light activity into your lifestyle is always recommended. Yoga, Pilates, or even a brisk walk are all ways to improve your health, circulation, and mood. While your body will change during pregnancy, there is no reason for you not to show it some love.
Get Some Shut-Eye
While many studies tell us the benefits of getting our recommended night’s worth of sleep, this need for quality rest is doubly vital while pregnant. When well-rested, you will look, feel, and function much better. Some women experience physical discomfort and sleep disturbances, which result in fatigue and lethargy. Poor sleep can lead to a whole host of problems, so be sure to speak to your doctor if you have difficulty getting enough rest.
Eating for two does not necessarily mean eating double the amount of food; it merely means you should consume nutrient-rich meals that nourish you and your growing baby. Want glowing skin, lustrous hair, and a healthy newborn? Your diet is one of the most essential facets of your pregnancy. Remember to try and meet your daily recommended dose of vitamins and minerals, and always follow your GP’s advice.
Enjoy Comfortable Clothing
Some women delight in their pregnancy because they finally have an excuse to ditch the heels for a pair of flats. Comfort during this time is key – but that should not get in the way of you looking your best. Long, flowing maternity dresses and a good pair of sandals or boots will go a long way in getting you through your bun-in-the-oven days.
Time for a New Wardrobe
Need an excuse to shop? Pregnancy is the perfect reason! As mentioned above, maternity dresses are a great addition to your wardrobe because they are so versatile. Regardless of the season or stage of your pregnancy, maternity dresses will complement your figure and show off that charming baby bump. After you have had your little one, you can continue to wear your maternity dresses, as they are so comfortable.
At Lu-May Exclusive Wear, we know all about what it takes to get pregnant moms to feel and look stylish. Maternity dresses and trendy apparel are our forte, so have a look our online catalogue to inspire your next shopping spree.