People say that pregnant women are beautiful – and they are! But you also need to feel beautiful! Here is how.
Take just as much as time with your personal care as you did before your pregnancy. You are a still a woman! Spend extra time lathering on scented lotions and taking care of your skin. Spend extra time with your hair – maybe get a new style. Spend extra time getting your makeup on and consider a makeover at a department store makeup counter – just for a change! Also, some pregnant women have a slightly different “glow” so you might want to tone down makeup.
Make sure you have comfortable shoes. Get some that have good sturdy soles so they are safe and non-slip, but look for shoes that have beads or other trim, which are very “in-style” right now.
Wear soft fabrics in the form of shawls and wraps. Velvet ones are very easy to find right now. Keep those bright colors and jewel tones in your maternity wear…no one said you have to tone it down. Be proud!
Sew your own jumpers (or get someone to do it for you) instead of buying baggy clothes. There are many patterns for them. You can wear your own blouses underneath (unbuttoned on the bottom, if necessary). You can also tie them so that you have plenty of room in front, but you look nice from the back.
Get strong, supportive undergarments. Look for these in maternity stores. They will really make a difference in how you carry yourself and how you feel. They can also make a difference in how your back holds up!
Enjoy it while you can, because it won’t last much longer than 9 months!
Treat yourself. Allow those quiet moments to rest and listen to music. If others want to spoil you, great! Let them!
Do not hide your new curves. Flaunt them proudly!
- Be careful of the ingredients in any lotions, oils or cosmetics that you use. Some ingredients are not safe for pregnancy and other ingredients have suspected harmful effects on babies. Check with your doctor, midwife, nurse or other professional carer if you are not sure.
- Do not wear tight clothing. Give up the regular pants as soon as you can wear stretch or maternity.
- Use vitamin E oil, lotion, or even the inside gel of a vitamin E capsule. Spread it over your tummy and thighs to help prevent itching and dry skin where your body is stretching to accommodate the baby. Unfortunately, nothing has been proven to prevent stretch marks. But cocoa butter takes out the redness.
- Treat yourself to something you enjoy, such as a pedicure or massage.
- Due to hormones, your fingernails grow quicker. These same hormones also cause you to lose less hair, giving your hair a more full look.
- Your breast size can easily increase a cup size. Why not flaunt it?
- Your skin looks brighter due to increased blood flow and hormones.
- Be confident and stand up for yourself. If you are hurt by someone’s comment, tell them why.
- Your husband or partner will more than likely notice all these changes and love you for it.
- Accentuate the positives of your body and show off what you like.
- Keep an eye on your weight and health. Exercise is still important.