by Ila Asthana
Make your pregnancy smart, easier, and comfortable with these doable pregnancy hacks
Every woman dreams to sail through the mesmerizing, magical and memorable phase pregnancy. While the pregnancy might come with hiccups and the daily struggle, this is one of the most cherished phases for every mother. There are lots of challenges and lifestyle changes that take place as soon as the air of pregnancy seeps through the women. For instance, visiting the toilet multiple times in the night, the continuous early morning sickness, the comfort of bending and painting the toe nails, sleeping in the most comfortable way for yourself, etc.
Trying to function as normal with a huge belly is a task in itself. Nonetheless, there are hundreds of hacks that would help you to sail through this nine-months journey with lesser discomfort and ease. Yes, you can hack your way for pregnancy. Keep reading to know the most popular and the best 10 pregnancy hacks that will change your life.
Guess what? No fancy oil or any treatment for skin rashes and itching. Run to your kitchen pantry and grab the bottle of kitchen oil. Gently apply the oil on the itching patch after the shower. The itching would reduce in no time.
2. Food craving:
It is essential that pregnant women eat in moderation. This is a struggle in itself. If you are going through this phase, we suggest you have a glass of lemonade and a pack of potato wafers. This would fill your stomach in less quantity and last for a long time. The continuous craving to constantly munch something shall reduce.
3. Tubular for pregnant ladies:
Yes, the swimming tube is the most used props for the sleeping by pregnant women. If you typically have the habit of sleeping on the sides, then you don’t need any assistance. But if you are someone who always sleeps on the tummy, it is time you grab a tubular. Cover the tube with the comfortable and soft blankets and have a good night sleep on our tummy.
4. Bra extensions:
Get it straight, if you are pregnant, your breast sizes is definitely going to increase. And, this is unavoidable. Sometimes, these maternity bras can be a huge hit on your wallet. The most intelligent and wise way is to buy some bra extenders and attach to your existing bras from your wardrobe. Spend less on maternity clothes as it might not be usable in the future.
5. Emergency supply kit:
When you are in the middle of the second trimester and are about to begin your third trimester, it is essential to always pack an emergency supplies kit and have it ready at home. This should contain the basic medicines, and necessary stuff for the baby as well as the mother.
6. Kitchen tongs in the toilet:
This might sound little hilarious, but this is very beneficial. When you are pregnant, it is very difficult to bend and pick up stuffs. In the bathroom, if the soap slips from hand while you are taking bath, kitchen tongs can be helpful to pick it up without any discomfort in your body.
7. Salt to fix the swollen feet:
Swollen feet are a natural sign and symptom that is seen in most pregnant women. Consuming more salt leads to water retention and swelling of the feet. Soak your feet in a bowl of lukewarm water and a tablespoon of sea or Epsom salt, and fix the swollen feet immediately. In fact, as a pregnant woman, it is always good to do this, at least once a week during the second and third trimester. Make it a habit and you shall never have swollen feet.
8. Home remedy for acid reflux:
If you are pregnant, always have a bottle of apple cider vinegar in your kitchen pantry. Consuming one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar with a glass of water in the empty stomach shall help you combat the constant discomfort of acid reflux during pregnancy.
9. Leg spasms:
Leg spasms are very common side effects of pregnancy. Stay hydrated with water and electrolytes, as well as bananas. This will help to heal leg spasms immediately. Keep the body functioning in the most efficient manner by keeping yourself hydrated.
10. Pee before brushing:
Yes, this is true factually as well as logically. When you are pregnant, the bladder is constantly full. The sensation to pee is relentless. The bladder is not your best friend. So, it is always to finish the toilet tasks before brushing the teeth so that the body is dry and comfortable for you.
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