Joybynature.com Team


Every mother-to-be knows how important it is for them to keep their body healthy as the baby relies heavily on that. As you get bigger and slower while your baby grows inside you, you need to set aside some down time for yourself to keep yourself physically and mentally primed. We understand that staying upbeat is a challenge when your reserves of strength are constantly challenged and everything that seemed normal is constantly morphing to the needs of your unborn child.

It is absolutely human to want to retain as much of your youth and lifestyle after your pregnancy. We all want to look good and feel healthy after child birth. But if you only do that by curtailing your hunger, your baby might not receive all the necessary nourishment he/she needs so desperately. Therefore, wanting to stay in shape must not compromise the baby’s health. So here are a few things you can do to bounce back faster from the pregnancy induced changes to your body:-

  1. Don’t want your body to change too much? Try low impact exercises

Swimming works great as an exercise option because the buoyancy water provides gives you the benefit of a good cardio workout without straining your joints. Depending on the stage of your pregnancy, pre natal yoga under the supervision of an instructor your trust is greatly beneficial in breath control which you will find very helpful during labour.

Ensure your yoga mat has the right thickness so you don’t accidentally put too much weight on your wrists. If you are squirmish about germs, make sure you carry your own yoga mat to the class.

If you have been a runner all your life, consult your doctor on how you can keep the sprint in your routine.

  1. Get back in tune with yourself

Don’t be hesitant to break away from everyone clamouring around to put you at ease for some alone time to get in tune with yourself.

If the meditation mat is your saviour, find a quiet corner to close your eyes and loosen the strings of your mind from the millions of thoughts weighing on them. Just float away for some time before you return remarkably lighter. At least from your mind.

Alternatively, schedule some spa inspired retreat in the comfort of your room. Get some mood lighting and your favourite tunes that will help you travel to a place far away. It could be soulful tunes from the desert, the sounds of a babbling brook or an instrument of your choice. Amp up the experience by diffusing some of your favourite Organic Oils to invigorate your senses.

  1. Sleep Well

We don’t need to tell you how critical it is to get a good night’s sleep. Go to all lengths to make sure you get it. Eye Pillows work in relieving puffiness and tiredness and inducing deep restful sleep. You can also opt for entirely organic ones which can provide mild heat and cooling to lull you into the much needed deep and restful sleep you seek. 

  1. Swollen joints

You can ease the pain out of your joints as you gain baby weight by providing them the additional support of Knee Compress and Foot Compress. Sit back and feel the weight lovingly embrace your swollen feet and aching knees. You can either pop them in the freezer or in the microwave to cool or heat them as per your symptoms.

  1. Cosmetic Props

Take predictive action to control stretch marks by using Massage Oils and Stretch Balms. Consult your dermatologist if you see your skin texture changing instead of only relying on over-the-counter creams. 

And most importantly, surround yourself with love and the care of your friends and use this opportunity to bond with them as you enter another glorious chapter in your life. Stay fit, stay healthy and stay mobile – this way you can ensure both your and your baby’s good health!


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