If you are in your third trimester of pregnancy and have found this blog post, congratulations, you are almost at the finish line. At the time I am writing this article, I am 36 weeks pregnant. A lot of us are probably experiencing many uncomfortable symptoms. Such as people telling you how “big you are”, bad sleep, and peeing all the time. All of this is going to be in the past in the near future.
Tip #1: Bra Extender
I’m not sure if everyone else is as irritated with their bra as I am. This doesn’t appear to be discussed much in mommy blogs or on YouTube. Things seem to be okay in the morning, but something about expanding ribs or changing shape over the day causes major problems. A bra extender can quickly alleviate this issue. On additional hack, is that you can use a paperclip if you don’t have an extender handy.
Tip #2: Maternity Support Belt
This type of belt is great to stabilize your pelvis. If this is not your first pregnancy and you have Diastasis Recti (separated abdominal muscles) this can help greatly. An additional hack is to use this along with Shapewear.
Tip #3: Doula and Birth Photographer
This is an excellent addition to your labor and support team. The first time around I didn’t take advantage of a doula and really wish I had. Having an extra set of eyes, extra set of hand, and another potential medical “interpreter” is very helpful. The photographer can capture critical moments that maybe your spouse or non-professional photographer may miss.
Tip #4: Consider Trigger Point Therapy
I’ll write an article at some point to go into more detail, but the short reason is Pain Relief. A few years ago we began doing this trigger point therapy, based on Paul Ingrahm’s (Pain Science). At the time we were focused on my constant migraines, but through this therapy the migraines are gone. We were able to do this at home, by ourselves, after ready his premium content and descriptions. There is free information available, too. In pregnancy, there are many areas that tighten or stretch in different ways than you do normally. This causes stress on the hips, back, legs, and even the round ligament. I have experienced great pain relief and balancing of my body through this method.
Tip #5: Skin Health
Skin elasticity is highly important during the labor and delivery process. First, keep moving, because this blood flow contributes to healthy skin. Second, eat a balanced diet that boost collagen including omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants. Finally, I am taking the Halo Beauty – Kiwi Seed Booster