I absolutely hate catching colds from kids! When they sneeze, they barely catch their boogers. They cough without covering their mouths properly and touch everything within a 3-mile radius!!! When you're pregnant your immune system is working so hard that it becomes a bit more sensitive to germs and so you have a higher chance of getting sick. Flu season is almost out the door but it’s still lingering and today we are talking about ways to help you feel better and prevent it all together.
The best medicine for a cold is to consistently prevent it. Stop looking for a miracle cure that promises to wipe away all your symptoms. The best way to heal is to embrace a healthy lifestyle and choose to do right by your body every single day.
The first thing you must do is make sure that you are getting as much rest as possible. Your body is working overtime and the only way for it to get stronger is to let your body rest. So enjoy the rest now, because it will be hard to come by later.
Leafy green vegetables are filled with calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc, vitamins A, C, E and so much more. Leafy greens are nutritionally dense and will help build an immune system that's been sorta compromised. Keep eating your greens and pregnancy won’t be the only reason why you're glowing. You can incorporate leafy greens into your diet via salads, smoothies and sauteeing them as a great side dish.
Staying hydrated is crucial to all your bodily functions. During this time your body is producing a lot of extra fluids so you need to replenish consistently. Water isn’t the only way to stay hydrated ladies! Fruits and vegetables like watermelon, celery, watercress, and cucumber have a high water content. So eat up!
The symptoms of stress tend to silently creep up on us and do major damage. And when we’re pregnant it’s something that we would rather not deal with. It has a way of suppressing our immune system, cause high blood pressure, heart disease, and digestive issues. I dealt with a lot of stress while pregnant and it caused me to have severe migraines! Once I decided to let go of the stress my migraines went away and I could better focus on myself and my baby.
Feeling your best during your pregnancy can sometimes be a challenge. Remember to listen to your body as it changes and take care of it. Nourish yourself with great foods and do what you feel is best for you.
Let me know what else your struggling with your pregnancy!