Spring is the season of new life in nature and it seems to be a popular time to have a baby too. Maybe it’s just the timing, forty weeks after a loved-up summer of fun.
Research shows that having a chilled-out mama is best for bubba but having a baby seems to be harder work for women these days. Getting pregnant can be hard and trying to maintain a stress-free pregnancy harder still when you’re working, looking after other young children and meeting the demands of everyday life.
Busy mums tend to want to get everything right and the pressure to hold it all together is stressful, especially at a time when you should be at your most tranquil.
Having to avoid certain foods and beverages during your pregnancy is yet another thing to consider if you want to give your baby the best start in life. But research indicates minimising stress and keeping calm is equally important for maintaining the perfect environment to grow your baby.
While it’s hard to find time for yourself when you’re pregnant there are many quick fixes that can help you relax and de-stress. It’s important that you focus on relaxation to give your baby bump a calmer mama.
Note: If stress is getting out of hand during pregnancy seek advice from your midwife or doctor.
Invest in your baby and your wellbeing
Pregnancy day spa treatments such as massages are worth every dollar you spend. Massages help your body adjust to the changes of pregnancy, relax you and the baby, and treat your skin with nourishing oils to help prevent stretch marks.
Facials are another popular Noosa day spa treatment during pregnancy as your body transitions through hormonal changes, which can affect your skin. Getting a facial can help your skin adjust, give you a healthy glow and provide much needed time out for relaxation during the treatment.
Most pregnant women want to look healthy and at their best during pregnancy because it’s a special time to take photos and remember the experience of your growing baby bump. Facials are perfect because they help you look good and bring deep relaxation and mental rest.
Pedicures are also popular with pregnant day spa visitors. As the bump grows when you transition into your second and third trimester it gets harder to do everything, particularly reaching your toes. Your feet may also swell during pregnancy and a pedicure with foot massage is the perfect way to spend an hour with your feet up and beautify your feet and toes.
Recommended reading: Stress Solutions for Pregnant Moms: How Breaking Free from Stress Can Boost Your Baby’s Potential by Susan Andrews, PhD.
Spending time and money maintaining your health and a stress-free pregnancy is worth it, resulting in a happier, calmer baby. Nurturing yourself is as easy as booking yourself in for some pampering in a lunch break, after work, or at the weekend when you have more time to enjoy being cared for and take care of your growing baby.
If you can’t get a day spa booking, run yourself a bath or set up a foot soak to soothe your feet. Take yourself to the movies and forget the world outside, or float in a pool or the ocean to take the weight off your body.
Learn to meditate, play relaxing music, sing to your baby and get plenty of rest as your baby grows. All these things will get help you relax and help you and your baby thrive.
If you can, plan a babymoon with your partner or a friend to a relaxing destination where you can breathe fresh air, swim, walk, eat healthy food, rest and visit a day spa for a pregnancy massage or treatments for two.
Noosa babymoons are popular because it’s so close to Brisbane, the scenery is idyllic and it’s so laid back you’ll feel chilled out as soon as you arrive. Enjoy a sleep in with a lazy breakfast or a long lunch at one of Noosa’s cafes or restaurants before the baby arrives and relaxed dining out becomes a thing of the past.
How do you maintain a stress-free pregnancy?