Not all expectant mothers are filled with feelings of euphoria. Pregnancy can bring out a who orange of emotions, some of which you never expect. Sometimes you may feel life crying others you will be worrying a lot, and then you may have an overwhelming sense of joy too. You need to remember that all these feelings are perfectly normal and natural, and sometimes there is nothing wrong with a little cry. To help you maintain your confidence through pregnancy, here are some tips:
Your body is going to change, and you will feel more tired. However, if you can stay active, you can mitigate these things. Maintaining a healthy exercise regime is key to staying confident too, not only will it help stop the wright piling on in other areas, it will flood your body with feel-good endorphins. You will be far less stressed too. It may be worth talking to your midwife and a doctor and making sure there is no issues with the exercise you intend to do, just in case you need to stop for other health reasons. Also, as an expectant mother, you need to listen to your body. No one else can tell you how you feel and if something feels too strenuous, then stop.
If you learn how to meditate correctly, you will learn how to quiet the mind from thinking negative thoughts. After all, our thought affects our emotions, and if you can stop yourself from being negative, this will help exponentially. Meditation can also help in a wide range of other ways, from reducing stress to developing better priorities and relaxing your mind, body, and soul. If you have never meditated before, all it takes are a few minutes and a quiet place devoid of distractions.
You need to train your mind to think positive thoughts. Tomorrow when you wake up, start the day with positive thoughts like ‘my skin feels amazing’, or ‘my hair is so luscious’, or ‘I cant wait to be a Mom’—anything at all that is positive. If you can outweigh negative thoughts m and worry with positive thoughts, then you will become happier and more confident. This is also a great mindset to be in for your baby too.
You are Not Alone
If you are struggling with any aspect of your pregnancy, you need to remember that there is plenty of help out there. You are most definitely not alone. Firstly, it is important to be as open and honest with your partner as you can be. The more honest you can be, the better they will understand your moods too. If you have a friend or family member who recently had a baby, then why not talk to them. They are far more likely to understand how you feel than most other people. If you have any pain, like back pain, why not see someone such as a pregnancy chiropractor. You don’t need to be a martyr and suffer in silence.