Pamper Yourself: 10 Things to Do Before Baby Arrives
Have a Manicure/Pedicure
- Pamper your hands. Most women find their nails grow faster and are stronger during pregnancy. Your hands are constantly on show, and it is a mental boost for you if they look great.
- Focus on your feet. There will also come a time when you will barely be able to see your feet, let alone give them the attention they deserve! A pedicure will keep your tootsies in top shape and might be just what your feet need after supporting you and your growing baby all day.
- Try reflexology. Reflexology is also very popular during pregnancy as it promotes a relaxed sense of well-being while it addresses specific pregnancy-related complaints such as morning sickness and insomnia.
Enjoy a Massage
Prenatal massage will reduce tiredness and relieve pregnancy aches, particularly backache and shoulder tension. A licensed therapist specializing in maternal massage can help relieve these conditions, allowing you to relax and enjoy your pregnancy.
Have a Hot Date or Romantic Vacation
At a time when your other half may be feeling a little left out (after all, this pregnancy is inside you!) it is imperative to recapture the romance and let him know you couldn’t do this without him. Any special moments you create now will make things easier in the months to come when your life is thrown upside down and you’re focused on caring for your newborn.
Take Care of Business
Sort out boring paperwork such as tax forms or even renewing your passport or driver’s license. While these jobs don’t sound fun (unless you’re seriously nesting, perhaps!), keep in mind that even relatively easy tasks can be challenging when you have a new/crying baby in tow, especially if you need to visit any bureaucratic agencies where there is no such thing as a short trip.
Sleep, Sleep, Sleep
Sleep late on the weekends and take naps during the day if you can, because once your baby arrives you may wonder when you will ever get a good night’s sleep again!
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