1. Colour your room
During pregnancy, one needs to relax a lot. And there can be no better place than the bedroom for this purpose. The bedroom, for example, should make you feel calm and relaxed, whereas the dining room should make you feel more lively and sociable. Red raises a room’s energy level and can stimulate love, passion, anger, and power.
It has been shown to raise blood pressure, speed respiration, and increase heart rate which can be harmful to both the mother and the child.
It’s probably best that you paint before your pregnancy. Do not start to paint especially during the first trimester, because it can expose you to certain chemicals which may cause neurological birth defects in your child. Some studies say that it may also increase the risk of miscarriage. Also, it is not advisable to eat or sleep in a newly painted room.
2. Flora Aura
Flowers not only spread the fragrance of love and relief but also reduce tension for everyone. Just a mere sight of flowers at regular intervals may make you feel good. It may also overcome the feeling of pain and uneasiness and may help in uplifting your mood. Use bright-colored, pleasant flowers to adore your room. In case you feel nauseous, choose a low scent or a neutral flower that has no fragrance.
3. Dark K” night”
Good sleep requires good darkness and it doesn’t only mean that you should have your room dark during the night. Whenever you feel like you want to take a short nap, darken the room and hit the sheets. Make this a practice. The perfect time to get your room good and dark is your pregnancy. Purchase some substantial window blinds or blackout shades. The darker the better. In case you are afraid of darkness, have a lampshade with a soothing and mild colour. Once the baby arrives, you’ll be glad you made this change!
4. Sleep – your next best friend:
In the beginning, you might feel tired all the time and you will feel like you can sleep anywhere, even standing up. However, during the course, many women find it harder to sleep well all the way into the third trimester. Though it might be the same old bed and your old personal sheets which will make you comfortable, it’s worth giving a try with the new ones as well. Invest in comfy sheets, a soft blanket or a comforter, and some nice pillows. Side-sleeping body pillows make pregnancy sleeping more comfortable. Read out some of the guaranteed sleep hacks during pregnancy here.
5. Write it down:
One moment you are Shakespeare and another moment you turn the Vinci. You will have endless and the most creative vivid dreams during pregnancy. Keep a journal by your bed for recording your pregnancy dreams – if you remember when you wake up the next day or any other rampant thoughts that you get. You can read what those pregnancy dreams are and what they might probably mean as well here. You might have thought of some baby names or shopping ideas might run through your mind when you can’t sleep. Your brain is now the superbrain and it’s also the time when you are the most forgetful. It’s good to get a pregnancy journal and record your days.
6. Morning Ritual ready:
If morning sickness strikes, you’ll want to be ready – be it morning, noon, or night. Most commonly it starts around 6 weeks, gets worse and peaks around 9 to 10 weeks, and then decreases as you get closer to 12 to 14 weeks. Prepare a little “morning basket” for crackers, apples, granola bars, hard candies, lemon, or other tummy-settling foods to nibble before you get out of bed. There are a number of home remedies that can help treat the symptoms of morning sickness. Always keep a water bottle handy and keep sipping it at all times.
We even heard about a pregnant woman who made room for a mini-fridge near her bed.
7. Go Sexy:
You’ve surely heard by now about the second-trimester hormonal surge that’ll have you jumping your honey’s bones. Enjoy it! Buy some new maternity lingerie or even a sexy cotton tank and boy shorts. You can find ideas to spice up your pregnancy sex life here. One of the upsides of pregnancy hormones is that your boobs have likely never looked better than now. every pregnancy is different and every woman is different. It’s always advisable to contact your doctor if you feel any discomfort or plan to have sex for advice.
8. Plan for Intimacy:
Purchase massage oil and belly oils (make sure their scents are pleasing to you!) and keep them bedside so you can share some intimacy even on days when sex doesn’t sound appealing or when you feel too tired. Some magical massaging and touching might help you forget how cranky and huge you feel, too especially from the hands of your partner. Romantic scented candles and room fresheners also help in lightening the mood.
9. Burn Burn Burn:
Feeling the burn? No one knows heartburn quite like a pregnant woman. What’s more, you may well experience pregnancy heartburn discomfort during all three trimesters.
Rest assured that you’re not alone. Nearly half of the expectant moms have heartburn during pregnancy.
Later in your pregnancy, and for some women pretty early on, heartburn becomes a daily annoyance. Have some heartburn relievers close at hand. The whole bottle, in fact.
10. “Hear” you go
It is proven that music has a role in brain development before birth. Listening to music during pregnancy will not only have a soothing and uplifting effect on the pregnant woman, but also a positive influence on the unborn baby. Around 16─18 weeks of pregnancy, the little one hears its very first sound. And will they like your taste in music if they can hear it?
Stock your MP3 player with soothing tunes that bring your heart rate down and clear your racing thoughts.