3. Write a List at Home Before Going to the Store

Isn’t this advice for everyone? But I reckon the thinking behind the suggestion that pregnant women write lists before going to the market stems from a well-known phenomenon called “pregnancy brain,” or the incredible ability of extreme forgetfulness or absentmindedness. Writing a list when you’re stark-raving mad from cravings might just help you satisfy those cravings later.

4. Rest, Rest, Rest

I bet pregnant women get tired of hearing this advice, especially those women who have no extra time to simply rest. But they – whoever they are – say resting and taking naps during pregnancy is quite important for your health.

5. Travel Right

If you’re traveling during your pregnancy, whether it’s a long or short journey, make sure you’re prepared! Grab some small cushions in case you need them, and always keep some snacks on hand.

6. Pamper Yourself

Enjoy the last of the “just you” time and treat yourself to a day at a spa that specializes in maternity services. Going to a baby shower? Why not consider getting the mom-to-be a gift certificate for a massage?

 

Kerry Washington: 5 Health Tips For First-Time Moms  was originally published on blackdoctor.org

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