Pregnancy can be both beautiful and unpredictable. You may find yourself alternating between waves of happiness and nausea or feeling fatigued all day then restless at night. At a time when there is so much to feel joyful about, it’s frustrating when discomfort takes center stage. These simple tips can help you ease the most common pregnancy symptoms naturally and feel your best inside and out.
Tame tummy troubles
Hormonal changes throughout pregnancy can cause your digestive system to slow down, leading to unpleasant but normal symptoms like constipation, bloating, and gas. To keep things moving smoothly, be sure to drink plenty of water, move your body, and fill up on fiber. To ensure you’re getting enough, a fiber supplement can help. Mommy’s Bliss makes delicious, naturally flavored Regularity Support gummies that include both fiber and prebiotics for gentle relief.
They might call it morning sickness, but it can strike at any time. The good news is, nausea and vomiting typically ease in the second trimester, and there are a few natural ways to relieve this symptom in the meantime. Stick to small, easily digested meals and drink plenty of water. Try consuming ginger, a well-known nausea fighter, and be sure to get adequate levels of vitamin B6, which has been shown to decrease early pregnancy queasiness. The Mommy’s Bliss Prenatal Multivitamin + Probiotics contains both ginger and a non-nauseating form of B6, along with probiotics for a happy tummy. When taken regularly, it can help curb nausea before it starts.
It’s no wonder you’re exhausted. You’re making a tiny human, after all. But feeling so fatigued can start to get…well, tired. To gain back some of your energy, make sure to eat a diet that’s balanced in healthy fats, protein, and carbs. Carve out more time for sleep and try gentle exercise if you’re able. When your body is lacking in iron or vitamin B12, it can contribute to increased fatigue. Be sure your prenatal vitamin is supplying you with adequate amounts. We love the Prenatal Multivitamin + Iron from Mommy’s Bliss because it’s specially designed with Iron and B12 to support energy levels.
Bring on the zzz’s
Whether it’s leg cramps, heartburn, or trips to the bathroom—a solid night’s rest can be elusive during pregnancy. With studies showing that three out of four expectant mothers experience difficulty sleeping, you’re not alone if you find yourself tossing and turning. Make sure to avoid laying down directly after a meal and cut back on liquids as your bedtime draws near. If you find you’re simply restless and uncomfortable, try to find a practice, like breathwork or a guided body scan, to help you relax. Propping yourself up with plenty of pillows beneath your knees, stomach, and back can also help you settle in for sound sleep.
Remember, if you’re experiencing these symptoms, you’re not alone. However, just because they’re common doesn’t mean you have to suffer through them. With the support of the unique prenatal multivitamins and supplements developed by the team of moms at Mommy’s Bliss, you can minimize discomfort and feel your best every step of the way.
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