Pregnancy glow is real

Bringing a child into the world is equal parts scary and exciting. Scary, because there are a million different things that could go wrong. Exciting, because there are also a million different things that could go right. Nothing can fully prepare you for the journey of becoming a mother, but that shouldn’t stop you from trying to become the best mom you can be for your child. Seeing your kid for the first time will surely make your heart a flutter, but pause and rewind to the time that you were actually carrying said child in your tummy, we’re pretty sure that was one heck of a rollercoaster of an experience. The months leading up to your delivery have some good things and not-so-pleasant things up in store for you. First up, pregnancy glow. Have you ever seen your very pregnant friend and thought to yourself, “Wow, she looks amazing!” Besides the fact that yes, women are amazing beings that can bring forth life into this world, but also yes, pregnancy glow is a thing. What causes this to happen? There are a number of reasons why you seem to be glowing during your pregnancy. Your skin may have its rosy glow due to the large volume of blood flowing through your blood vessels. That shiny glass skin complexion? That may be due to your hormones which results in more sebum being secreted by your skin. On the flip side, the change in the hormones in your body due to your pregnancy may however lead you to have acne. To gain a deeper understanding about pregnancy, head over to the Northeast Doulas website for more information.

Yum yum in my tumtum! What I can and cannot eat during pregnancy

Congratulations! Now that you are carrying a child inside of you, you now have the perfect excuse to eat for two. However, that doesn’t mean that you can eat anything and everything stored inside your fridge. While your pregnant-mode brain will crave burgers and fries in the middle of the night, it is still important that you maintain a healthy and balanced diet to be energized throughout the day and to ensure that your child is getting the proper vitamins and nutrients while in the womb. Get your well-portioned dose of fruits and vegetables, starchy carbohydrate-rich food, as well as food rich in calcium, fats, fiber, protein, and zinc. You may, however, need to steer clear for the time being on that sushi and sashimi date night. It is advised that uncooked food, such as raw eggs or uncooked meat, as well as junk food should be avoided while being pregnant. For more information on nutrition during pregnancy, consult with the experts at Northeast Doulas.

Fashion 101 with a baby bump

The upside of being pregnant is that you can dress more comfortably a.k.a. you can live in your sweatpants and it’s totally fine. While you may stare forlornly at that pair of heels that you have been eyeing for the longest time, switch it up and invest in a comfortable pair of flats or check out those cute pair of sneakers. Just because you’re pregnant doesn’t mean that you can’t be your fashionable self. Avoid tight clothes that can decrease blood circulation and make you feel uncomfortable, instead get that pretty outfit with a loose fit. Whatever style you want to wear, what matters is how it makes you feel as you rock that baby bump. For all your pregnancy concerns, let Northeast Doulas help you!

Thank you, hubby, for treating me like the queen that I am.

It is good to remember that you are not alone in this pregnancy. Your partner is there for you in every step of the way, in every ache and pain, and in every midnight craving. During every stage of your pregnancy, your body will be undergoing drastic changes and some days will be less tolerable than others. Thank the patient husbands and partners who pick up after us and makes sure that we are feeling safe and secure while we feel that extra emotional kick in the middle of the day. Pregnancy hormones, I’m telling you. To know more about the pregnancy and support, let the experts at Northeast Doulas guide you.

Baby, you’re moving! … too much. 

Nothing feels more surreal than feeling the life inside of you taking form and manifesting itself with that one kick or two. Maybe more. It truly is an exciting experience to feel your child growing, but then there are days that you really, truly, feel it. One day, you may excitedly call your husband to feel that little movement in your belly. Other days, you may wonder, whatever is my kid doing in there? Is he practicing his flips and somersaults? Ouch, that’s my rib! But whatever the pain you may feel, nothing beats hearing that first cry of your child as he is welcomed into the world. For questions on pregnancy, visit the Northeast Doulas website to know more.