Month: October 2018

Self Care Tips For Pregnant Women:

Finding out that you are expecting a baby is good news not just to your husband but also for the rest of the family as well. That is why it is important that you start taking extra good care of yourself throughout the pregnancy period in order to avoid complications. Most first time mothers lack ideas on how to actually take good care of themselves and we will discuss more of that in this article. Hopefully you could learn a few things and use it during your pregnancy period. 


Tip #1: Look for a trusted and reputable physician or Ob Gyne that you can visit for your monthly check ups, ultrasound and prenatal care. You can check out Ivanhoe Health Service and you may consider them as one of your options or you can ask for recommendations from either one of your friends, relatives or from anyone you know who just gave birth recently. It would be a good decision to stick with one OB throughout your pregnancy so better choose carefully.

Tip #2: Drink supplements and vitamins to help provide additional nourishment for you and your baby. Don’t hesitate to talk to your OB about it. If you are not feeling well or in any kind of pain, avoid taking any kind of pain medication unless you are given a go signal by your doctor. You may also consider going through Ivanhoe osteopathy as a safe alternative to pain management. Some pain medications are known to cause minor bleeding to some pregnant mothers so it is best to take the necessary precautions.

Tip #3: Watch out for what you eat. It is understandable that pregnancy cravings are very difficult to resist but you have to make sure that you eat everything in moderation. Pregnant women are at risk of high blood pressure, edema due to fluid retention and gestational diabetes that is why proper diet should be followed throughout the pregnancy. If you have the following health conditions you are at a good candidate for cesarean section which will give you a longer recovery time.

Tip #4: Avoid stress at all costs. Your OB will probably tell you the same thing because stress has a big impact on both the mother and the baby. Too much stress can cause complications and spotting which puts you at risk of losing the baby. Stay away from people and situations that causes anxiety. You need to have a good support system within the family who will take good care of you and the baby during the entire course of your pregnancy.

Ways To Reduce Stress In Relationships

With time, relationships undergo hardships causing stress and anxiety and if not handled well may cause harm. A few effective ways are mentioned to handle the stress in the relationships below. 

It helps to strive a healthy relationship and eliminate the obstacles to healing and intimacy.

  • Be respectful
    One must be respectful in their relationship. Without respect, a relation cannot survive for long.
    • Take care of self
      One must create a powerful support system for self. It is important to find fun, passion, and inspiration in something outside the stressful relationship. It need not be the person you are in relation to. If you are suffering from anxiety, consider proper anxiety counselling.
      • Make regular emotional deposits
        It is important to validate, encourage, criticize and appreciate your loved ones at a rate of more positives than negatives.
        • Connect daily
          One must maintain an eye contact, attention and affection and create ways to deepen the relationship. It can be done by game night, laughter, walks, vacations and spending time in solitude.
          • Accept others as they are
            One must overlook the weaknesses and flaws of others as it can be harmful during the adverse times of a relation.  Focus on the good qualities, the ones that can be appreciated. Remember that loving someone is a choice and is returned in various ways by the people you care for.
            • Maintain healthy boundaries
              One must know how to keep their personal and professional lives separate.  At times, the job stress, too much of an activity, intrusive friends and family members, phones, computers, and TV can cause major harm. So it must be limited.
              • Plan for intimate encounters
                It must be planned well to deepen the relationship and take efforts required. One must take the responsibility of creating such a comfortable environment that can alleviate mental and emotional state and help to prosper a connection.
                • Conserve energy
                  One must be aware of the energy being used. It must be monitored and spent cautiously. One must set priorities that can help to spend less energy on unnecessary things and value their relationships. Save energy for self and your loved ones.
                  • Live your truth
                    It is of vital importance to have a mission in life. One must design it carefully for self and for their family and re-evaluate it on a yearly basis. There is a requirement of gradual changes and so one must be open to it.
                    Apart from this, one can also undertake relationship counselling Preston from certified experts.