You may feel like a huge, lethargic couch potato, or you may be hanging over the toilet bowl every morning, but when you look in the mirror you still want to feel good about yourself!
Liz Lange gives us some tips on how you look and feel good throught your pregnancy.
“The best thing to do on the days you feel enormous is to actually show off your pregnancy.”
Liz strongly urges all expecting mothers to find maternity clothing that fits them properly. Just as in your non-pregnancy life, clothing that is too tight or too loose can make you look and feel larger. Another quick fix for when you are feeling down about your new size? Try what Liz calls “dipping,” which is dressing from top to bottom in one color such as black or dark brown.
Liz also suggests treating yourself to a facial every few weeks to really let the glow of maternity shine through. Even if you have never had a facial before in your life, starting during pregnancy is a wise time as many women undergo dramatic complexion changes and need to be re-educated on how to care for their new skin.
“You’re first impulse might be to veg out in front of the TV when you feel crummy, but you should do just the opposite. Don’t worry, you don’t need to run a marathon, but just a simple walk around the block will get your heart pumping and jumpstart your spirits.”
Liz also recommends that women try to schedule some moderate exercise at least 2-3 times a week during their pregnancy. It aids in circulation and strengthens the body for labor. Liz always suggests consulting a doctor before starting any exercise routine, however.