Pregnancy is an amazing journey despite the season, however being pregnant in winter brings forth its own challenges. Read on to explore our top tips on keeping healthy and comfortable during your mama-to-be months, as the temperature goes on a downward spiral!
1. Keep Moving
Getting out and about while the temperature is low can be as hard as a work out itself, but it’s important to maintain a good balance of fitness during pregnancy. Try to build in some light exercise into your daily routine, such as brisk walking, or if you prefer an indoor activity - there are some great workout videos for gentle exercise or salsa depending on your style and stage, that you can enjoy in the comfort of your own home.
2. Moisturise & Hydrate (A lot!)
Changes in hormones are bound to happen during pregnancy and this can cause dry, itchy skin especially during the colder months. Remember to moisturize your skin with vitamin E-filled body lotions and keep your body well hydrated by drinking plenty of water.
3. Bundle Up in Comfy Clothes
Layering up during winter is a great way to stay warm, but still comfortable. Maternity clothes have come a long way, so don’t worry about looking frumpy because there are ways to get around that (with a cute structured Blazer for example!).
4. Stay Away from Colds and Flus
During pregnancy, your body can have a lower immune system meaning that you’re more vulnerable to catching colds and flus. Doctors recommend getting a flu shot as a prevention method, so search up your local pharmacy and make an appointment today!
5. Eat Healthy
A healthy diet is important during pregnancy, especially during winter. Eating small meals throughout the day which include fruit, veg and protein can do wonders for your body.
If you want to boost your nutrition or ensure nutrition during morning sickness, try our Pregnant Mother Formula. It’s filled with great nutrients and is easier to keep down than many other solids.
With winter in full swing make sure you listen to your body and take time out for yourself to prepare for your new bub. Keep warm and try to find time to sit back and relax with a hot cocoa and enjoy the incredible experience and journey!