July 29, 2017 Sharon

Pregnant? Shop Till You Drop!

Pregnancy is a beautiful period. Yes, one goes through a lot of body changes including gaining those extra pounds that many are not able to get rid of, not fitting into your own clothes, feet swelling and hormones raging. A pregnant woman is always moody, hungry and every growing. Though these are not some of the great side effects of pregnancy, the journey itself is a beautiful one.

What To Expect

When you are pregnant what should you anticipate? The biggest situation to be prepared for, apart from the birth of the baby itself, is the shopping. When you are pregnant, shopping just doesn’t end. You are either buying clothes and/ or other items for yourself or busy stacking up the nursery, because one does not know when they will be able to see the outside world, once the bundle of joy arrives.

Shopping is very enjoyable for most women and when they are pregnant, it can sometimes be too taxing, especially if they are buying clothes for themselves. This is because, you go into the store with a size in mind (you just grew two sizes last week) and that size seems too small for you now. This can be emotionally and physically draining, because trying out so many clothes when you can hardly see your own feet, is not fun.

But when you find those perfect sized clothes and those little tiny clothes for the baby, the joy a mother to be experiences is incomparable. Shopping for the baby is also a way in which the mother accepts and prepares herself mentally to welcome the baby.

Relax

Once the shopping is over, you realize your feet and back hurt like never before. This is not because of the weight of your shopping bag alone but also the weight of the baby inside you. What can one do? Not shop? NO!

Go for a massage. Getting a massage when you’re pregnant is very therapeutic, though many may feel otherwise. Getting such massages from professional masseuse who is trained to handle pregnant women is safe and can be very relaxing for both the mom and the baby. A relaxed mom is a happy mom and the people around her are relieved and happy too.