Unfortunately, not all pregnancies go as smoothly as planned. Being pregnant may cause you more discomfort along with other medical conditions that make carrying your baby more difficult. If you’re in the midst of a rough pregnancy, here are a few things that you can do to try to stay comfortable until your baby is born.
Try Some Physical Activities
Even though exercise may be difficult during pregnancy, you’ll likely feel better in the long run if you try to fit in at least some physical activities. Muscles and ligaments usually continue to tighten as pregnancy progresses, and engaging in physical activities can help them stay looser so that you can enjoy greater comfort. Lifting some light weights is a great way to improve muscle tone during pregnancy. Walking, swimming and aerobics can offer you further relief from discomfort while improving your physical fitness. Even certain yoga poses can be good for expectant moms. Consult with your doctor before engaging in any form of exercise while pregnant.
Resolve Indigestion Issues
Heartburn and other indigestion issues more often occur in pregnant women and can make the gestation period much more uncomfortable. In addition to antacids and other over-the-counter treatments for indigestion, you can try mixing some apple cider vinegar, aloe vera juice, almonds, and a teaspoon of honey into glass of warm milk and drinking the concoction to reduce stomach acid production. Papaya enzyme tablets can also bring relief from indigestion.
Find Ways for Better Sleep
Getting enough rest is especially important during pregnancy, and you can ensure greater comfort for yourself while sleeping by making some simple modifications. Sleeping with a body pillow is a great way to give your body the cushioning and support that it needs to rest better. Having an adjustable electric bed will help make finding the perfect position for you easier. Setting a regular sleep routine and sticking to it is another great way to ensure that you’re getting enough rest. Meditation and other relaxation techniques can additionally be tried to put your body at greater ease before going to bed.
Try Wearing a Maternity Belt
Also known as a pregnancy belt, a maternity belt is designed to fit around your back and the lower part of your abdomen to provide further support to the back and pelvis, which endure extra strain during gestation. This additional support can be especially helpful if you’re near the end of your pregnancy or carrying a particularly large baby. The belt can be adjusted to provide a snug fit for adequate support without being too tight.
You can make your rough pregnancy easier to manage with the right methods that can offer you fast relief. Regardless of which methods that you choose to try, it’s best to check with your doctor first to make sure that everything will be safe for you and your growing baby.