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steps to a healthy pregnancy

7 Simple Steps To A Healthy Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a beautiful time for many women. If it’s your first or 10th baby, pregnancy is the best time for a woman to take care of herself. To make the most of it, follow our seven steps to a healthy pregnancy below.

  1. Eat the rainbow. Exposing your unborn baby to healthy fruits and veggies, plus plenty of protein, is a good idea while pregnant. Eating small, frequent meals throughout the day may be best for nausea. Your doctor may also recommend prenatal vitamins in addition to a healthy diet.
  2. Exercise. Moving and using your body will give you the strength and endurance you’ll need to carry extra weight during pregnancy. Additionally, exercise is a great way to reduce stress and improve circulation.
  3. When you’re tired, rest. Take breaks as often as you can. Nap when time (or other children) allows. Growing a new life is hard work! Use it as an excuse to put your feet up and relax.
  4. Listen to your aches and pains. No question is silly during pregnancy. If something with your body feels off, inform your doctor or midwife. And of course, if you have foot or back pain, our product, MaternaSoles, can certainly help.
  5. Drink plenty of water. Hydration is crucial for you and your growing baby. If you get tired of plain water, try infusing your water with fruits like strawberries, lemons, limes, or oranges to change it up.
  6. Learn! Take time to read books about babies and take classes to learn all you can so that you can make educated choices once he or she arrives. Of course there’s nothing that can prepare you perfectly for motherhood, but educating yourself can help put your mind at ease.
  7. Do something for you. Make a point to take time each week to do something you want to do. Ideas include taking a relaxing bath or just window shopping. Enjoying the final days before baby arrives can be a great way to help you mentally prepare for the big changes ahead.

How do you plan to take care of yourself during pregnancy? Feel free to leave additional tips!

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10 Tips For A Summer Pregnancy

Tips for a summer pregnancy

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Pregnant? Wondering how you’ll survive the summer? Don’t worry, these 10 Tips for a Summer Pregnancy will help you stay calm and cool while you’re waiting to meet your little one!

1. Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!
When you’re pregnant, it’s especially important to make sure you’re drinking enough water for you and baby — and during the summer, that becomes even more vital when you’re sweating away all those vital nutrients. Keep a water bottle with you at all times and try some fruit-infused water to switch things up a bit.

2. Put those feet up!
Women’s feet go through changes during pregnancy. Did you know that besides the hips, the feet are the only other body part that stretches while you’re pregnant? Getting off your feet helps ease swelling and discomfort.

3. Get MaternaSole™
When you can’t stay off your feet, try using MaternaSole™ in your shoes to help your feet — and back — feel better. These inserts were designed specifically for pregnant women and can help alleviate lower back pain. Make good use of them!

4. Pamper those feet!
Just because you’re pregnant doesn’t mean you can’t feel cute! Summer is the perfect excuse to get yourself a pedicure with a fresh polish color and a new cute pair (or three) of shoes. You’ll need sandals for moments on the beach, sneakers for walking around, comfy flat work shoes…oh, the possibilities!

5. Swim.
There’s nothing quite like the feeling of weightlessness that being submerged in water brings to a woman weighted down while growing a baby (or two or three) inside her. Swimming — or at least floating around in the water — relieves pressure and pain in your back from standing on your feet. Plus, it’s just refreshing!

6. Eat your fruits & veggies.
Your mom was right when she told you to eat your veggies, but it’s even more important to do so when you’re pregnant. Plus, veggies and fruits are low-calorie options with a lot of flavor — and nutrients — and are perfect for summer. Did you know watermelon is packed full of B vitamins, which help with energy?

7. Find some shade.
Since not all sunscreens are deemed safe to slather on while pregnant, make sure you’re covered up when you’re outside. Grab a fun hat with a wide brim and some trendy sunglasses to protect your face. If you are outside, limit exposure and avoid being outside when rays are strongest between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.

8. Rest often.
Your body is going through plenty of changes right now that are exhausting, even if you don’t realize it. It’s easy to over-exert yourself, especially in the summer heat, so make sure you’re sitting down to rest with some water regularly.

9. Wear light clothing.
And we mean light as in light-colored AND light as in not-heavy. Wearing light colors helps to reflect the sun’s rays rather than absorb it like darker colors would and wearing a flowy dress or thin cotton top allows your skin to breathe and stay cool.

10. Get a massage.
Find someone who specializes in prenatal massage and enjoy the wonders of relaxation — along with some pain relief. A massage shouldn’t be a splurge when you’re pregnant, it should be a requirement: You’ve earned it!

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