Mamas are often, if not always, busy and on the go. Combined with the notorious mood swings you will probably experience during pregnancy, that can be troublesome. That’s why no matter how packed your schedule may be, it is essential to take time to relax. Here are four simple self-care activities to help you calm down, recharge, and improve your pregnancy mood.
1. Talk to your partner
Please speak with your partner often, as they are, after all, your best confidant! Open up about what’s weighing you down by talking about your mood or the things you do not like. Do not be afraid, to tell the truth about your feelings.
If you feel bored and need some entertainment, try to get your partner to do simple things that you like, such as watching TV, cooking together, or sharing a romantic dinner.
By being open and honest with your partner, you can get the support you need and have a more intimate and fulfilling relationship.
2. Ask for help
Being a Mama can be tiring. It is a full-time, 24/7 job. If your spouse is working, you might feel uncomfortable asking for help, thinking they may also be tired from work. But it is unrealistic to bear all child care responsibilities on your own. Instead, try splitting child care and household chores to make your lives easier.
Work shifts when dealing with the kids to allow yourselves to breathe or deal with other things.
When you’re exhausted, you can quickly get stressed, tense, and have difficulty sleeping. So instead, relax your body and mind by getting a massage. You can ask your partner to give you some tender-loving touch.
Touch plays an essential role in boosting the relationship between a couple. People feel more satisfied in a relationship because of physical affection.
One simple massaging technique is carefully pressing your hand on your partner’s nape to the shoulder blades in a circular motion. This massage stimulates the production of oxytocin in the body. Do this in turns.
A loving massage from your partner can help you relax and sleep better at night. This experience is made even better when using massage oils. Make sure to use only massage oils made from harmless, natural ingredients.
4. Eat chocolate
According to the Open Computing Facility at UC Berkeley, chocolate helps to relieve stress and produces a relaxing effect. Chocolate stimulates the production of dopamine and serotonin thanks to its high phenylethylamine content. It is also a widely considered antidepressant. In addition, chocolate also helps blood flow to the brain to clear the mind. Eating chocolate can boost your mood, leaving you feeling more relaxed. Remember to eat chocolate in moderation because it can contain many calories.
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Knowing how important it is for pregnant Mamas to feel relaxed and calm as they journey through the ups and downs of pregnancy, we’ve created Mama’s Choice Relaxing Massage Oil.
We used a blend of natural ingredients such as lavender, grapefruit, and orange that effectively ease tension, promote relaxation, and keep your skin supple and moisturized. While it’s great as a massage oil, you can also use it with your diffuser to create a more peaceful atmosphere while you sleep.
We also factored in Mamas’ needs for safe products for their growing baby. Hypoallergenic, dermatologically tested, and free of toxic ingredients, Mama’s Choice Relaxing Massage Oil is indeed just what Mamas need for a worry-free way to relax and unwind.
Mama's Choice Team