What activities is a girl to do when she is pregnant? Social activities can change as can ways to keep fit, so here are some ideas of what a girl can do to adapt to her changing body while still enjoying herself!
- Pampering - many beauty treatments involving massage, heat or oils are not recommended during pregnancy. In some of those activities, the restrictions apply for the first 12 weeks (e.g. massage & reflexology), and some apply for the duration of pregnancy (e.g. certain aromatherapy oils, heated relaxation such as hot tubs, saunas, steam rooms etc). There are many fantastic therapists around who have tailored mum-to-be packages to suit and these are the ones most recommended by the ladies I know:
- Body Wellness - Pregnancy can put a lot of stress on the body, from nausea and sickness to headaches, back pain, sciatica and pelvic problems. The Bown Technique is a gentle, non invasive bodywork therapy that enables the body to recognise its own healing ability. Many pregnant women find it very effecgive for antenatal care & post pregnancy. Contact Shannon Maybin at:
- Adequate medical care - ensure you are taking advice from the professionals on looking after your body - here is a guide from the Northern Trust:
- NHS Antenatal Classes - these are always good to go to as they can help you to understand more about your own hospital's policies around maternity care as well as the benefits, risks and availability of any pain relief options you may need: