Always remember: As soon as you relax, your child relaxes, too. This should be reason enough to slow things down a little.
Take a good look and see which appointments and obligations you can cancel. No one will think badly of you if you do not manage to complete everything or be everywhere when you are pregnant.
Just go with the flow ‒ you are also doing it for your child’s sake...
Sufficient sleep is so important! When you sleep you recharge your batteries ‒ and you need more energy reserves than ever during pregnancy. And you also give your nerves a rest, so that you can start your day in a balanced and relaxed way.
Towards the end of the pregnancy, your baby may press on your stomach and you can easily suffer from heartburn when lying down. Place plenty of pillows behind your upper body, so that you can lie in a raised position in order to alleviate the symptoms.
Use every free minute you can to go out into the fresh air ‒ or at least open the window wide whenever you can. This triggers your blood circulation and fills your lungs with oxygen. This is good for your body and mind!
Put your legs up and treat yourself to rests. This will help to prevent the development of varicose veins. You can make yourself really comfortable by placing a cushion under your calves.
It is known that taking a sauna strengthens the immune system. Besides this, your vessels are trained as your heated body rapidly cools down again following a sauna. This prevents fluid retention in the tissue (oedema). A visit to the sauna also has an incredibly relaxing effect on your muscles as well as your soul.
The heat in the sauna should not be above 80 – 85 °C, so that your circulation is not overtaxed.
Particularly during the advanced stages of pregnancy, your back muscles will be under great strain. Your partner, friend or mother would most likely be pleased to spoil you with a loving massage ‒ don’t be shy about asking for this soothing extra treatment!
Sipping a cup of hot tea and stretching out on the couch with a good book while listening to music ‒ what could be more pleasant?
This will make your baby happy, too. It has been scientifically proven that a baby in the mother’s womb reacts to harmonious sounds and relaxes. Music from Mozart is supposed to be particularly suitable!