Pregnancy Diary: Mindfulness for a positive Mindset.
Second Trimester - Exercise Guidelines & Your body.
About ago I was getting to a pretty bad place in my mind. After suffering antenatal depression during my last pregnancy I knew and was totally aware of the warning signs that I may be slipping back to that dark place.
I knew to get myself out of that place I had to change my mindset - either I could let me sickness and my dark thoughts control me or I could take control and implement the things I have learnt along the way to get control of my thoughts again.
I decided that I needed to stop laying in bed all day everyday and get out in the fresh air more often, I needed to start eating a more varied diet, I needed to start moving my body more and most importantly I needed to start living more mindfully.
The First Trimester, The Worst Trimester - alone, sick and full of emotions.
Welcome to the second trimester. They say this is the easiest of the 3 trimesters. For a lot of women the morning sickness would have faded, your boobs might have stopped aching and because your baby is now relying on the placenta it places less stress on you hormonally which can mean a clearer mind and less mood swings.
First Trimester: Exercise guidelines & Your body.
The first trimester is the hardest both physically with sickness and mentally with hormonal changes and emotions of becoming a mum and we expect to do it all alone. For some reason we have decided to isolate ourselves and not open up to our village.
Pregnancy Diary: Finding out we are expecting baby no.2
In this blog I will outline guidelines for your first trimester and advice for pregnancy exercise.
Exercise during pregnancy is completely safe if you have a low risk pregnancy and will not only help you to stop gaining too much extra weight or fluid it will also have a positive impact on your mental state, help reduce the risk of gestational diabetes, help aid with labour and also help you to recover quicker from either a natural or c-section birth.
5 NATURAL WAYS TO REDUCE STRESS AND INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF GETTING PREGNANT.
My husband and I had just come home from an extra long weekend trip away to Queenstown over the Australia Day long weekend. We had the most amazing time just the two of us dining out, enjoy a spa treatment, wine tour (sorry baby, I didn't know) and enjoying each others company. While we were there I got what I thought at the time was period but lighter than normal, once again our hearts had sunk thinking that yet another month had passed and another month of failing to fall pregnant.
While we were away I remember feeling extremely tired, extremely hungry and I kept getting what I thought was travel sickness but little did I know there was something more going on in my belly...
Stress is one of the most overlooked things when it comes to our health in modern society. When we are stressed our cortisol levels rise and can reduce our ability to learn and decrease our memory, lower immunity, lead to poor gut health , lower bone density, cause weight gain, increase your blood pressure and cholesterol, increase your risk of heart disease and affect our fertility and ability to reproduce.