By the time you’re reading this, I hope to have had my fifth baby. But at the time of this recording, I’m pregnant with number five, and I want to share some self-care tips for when you’re pregnant. To some, self-care is a luxury. But I believe it’s a necessity.
It’s been a hectic, crazy time in my life being home with my kids and running my business. Even so, I prioritize self-care and it has made this pregnancy so much more joyful for me.
And I want to share those tips with you because I think self care is something that sometimes goes out the window. When we’re parents to young children, especially when we have a lot of stress going on, when we’re busy with work or running a home, we often take care of everyone except ourselves.
Unfortunately, that is not a sustainable strategy. We are likely to burn out. We are likely to build resentment and we are likely to not perform the best that we can.
I know I’m so lucky to be able to do all of these things, and not everyone is able to prioritize self-care. So just like with all my work, take what works for you and leave the rest. It may or may not resonate. But if it does, I hope you find this helpful and inspiring!
[03:17] I like to feel put together and wear things that don’t make me feel extra “frumpy”
[04:02] 1. Dress and get ready for the day
[07:10] 2. Move your body
[08:40] 3. Prioritize your sleep
[08:52] 4. Intermittent fasting
[11:44] 5. Eat well & take supplements
[12:29] 6. Address fears and past birthing trauma
[14:59] 7. Take care of your mind
[17:20] 8. Declutter, organize, and decorate
[18:38] 9. Make your home comfortable
[19:18] 10. Incorporate nature
[21:34] Ask yourself “How can I make this work for me?”
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