Enjoy Those Hormones!
Shouldn't pregnancy be a wonderful adventure—new energy, new motivations, heightened senses, new challenges, and a chance for a little fun? Yet how often do we only hear the negatives of morning sickness, mood swings, and the "of course it's painful" childbirth? Certainly pregnancy—like any life-altering endeavor—will have its stresses and low spots, but the journey can be full of wonder and joy. Here are some ideas to enhance the adventure.
True, the changing hormones can make you moody, but they also bring about some wonderful changes. You may find your hair and nails grow thicker and stronger. Take advantage of that! Grow out your hair or cut it into a simple, easy-to-care-for cut. Avoid perms and colors, since your hormones may make the chemicals react differently, and the chemicals could be bad for the baby. Avoid any drastically different cut, too, unless you're sure you'll love it.