For most couples, the joy of parenthood is the absolute delight. The birth of a new life, as it goes in the realms of hearsay, settles the foundation for ever-growing love in the lives of the parturient duo. But from the moment the pregnancy test or PT, as it is referred to in the common linguistics, comes out positive, the mother is more worried about the tummy pushing out of limits than anything else around her.
People expect a pregnant woman to be full of joy and be blooming at times, always looking forward to when that little angel would come to life, but it isn't that easy to hide nasty feelings creeping into your mind. Of all the thoughts that flood into an expectant's mind, one that lingers a while is 'how to stay fit' or 'how not to look pregnant'.
For first-timers though, the joy is too overwhelming and 'showing' occurs later. But, for ones that have gone through the process of birthing a child before, worries lie not so far off. Hormonal changes in the body tend to make the person a bit low and lazy oozed with tiredness and nausea. With such emotions treading into the bearer's head, they would prefer a cozy place to rest themselves upon all day long rather that to do exercise.
Here are three tips that are recommended for mothers-to-be to help hide their pregnancy:
1. Exercise: Do remember that the exercise is the key to staying fit and healthy. A brisk walk would always do more good in your baby's and your favor.
2. Eat healthy: Eating nutritious and healthy food not only ensures the birth of a healthy baby but also help your baby fight out the various post-natal diseases. A good metabolic rate is a better indicator that the mother and child are healthy.
3. Catnaps are not bad but slumping on the sofa is: Pregnant women get tired more often because of the enormous amount of hormonal processes occurring inside their body. Catnaps are good to doze off the lazy afternoons but slumping onto the sofa in front of a tube might do you no good and would cultivate more fat to your belly.
Suzan, 31, is a mother of an eleven month old boy, living in West London and is expecting another baby. The constant upsetting moments of handling a tot alongside her normal daily routine is becoming a nightmare for the lady, who herself happens to be a general practioner. She knows she should not burden herself with the toddler's tantrums. "Most of my day is spent either cleaning up the mess my child makes or arguing with my husband that he should be more responsible of the child," she says.
These constant upsets make a woman low and tends to bring her energy levels down to zero. She'd feel tired and exhausted, bringing her to a state where her fitness is always at stake. Pregnancy puts a woman at the receiving end of a lot of advice and mostly criticism as well from the others around. But in the end it is always important that you do what you presume is right for you. After all you are the one holding the baby.
Pregnancy is nonetheless a moment to cherish with your partner, a moment to live, a moment to rejoice, because at the end of it all lies the most wonderful gift you could have in store for him. Don't think of pregnancy as a burden rather think of it as a beautiful gift lapped into your womb.
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