5 Relaxation Tips For Mums To Be
Posted: July 28, 2015
With our babies on the way imminently, the mums-to-be from my antenatal classes decided to have a meet-up over tea and cake (while we still can!). With 7 heavily pregnant women in one room, there needed to be lots of cake (lemon drizzle to be exact)…and lots of tea…(from the Clipper range of course). And there was!
Peppermint tea, Pure Green Tea, Lemon Tea, Clipper Pear and Honey Green Tea were the selection on offer, and we all happily poured a china cupful and tucked into our cakes. Our agenda for the day was our imminent births, how prepared we were (or weren’t) and any last minute tips we could offer each other to get through the discomfort that being 36-39 weeks pregnant brings.
A recurring theme of the chat was getting comfortable in the evening and being able to sleep, which we were all struggling with. After a lot of discussion on the subject, us mums-to-be came up with the following 5 tips:
- Keep your legs elevated in the evening, to avoid fluid build-up in your calves, ankles and feet. This will leave you feeling more comfy when you climb into bed.
- Eat your last meal at least 2 hours before you head to bed, so you don’t end up with bloating, acid reflux or a full tummy.
- Have a relaxing warm bath before bed to ease the muscle aches of the day and get your body ready for sleep.
- Enlist your partner to indulge you in a nice foot or back rub, to ease some of that built-up tension from carrying such a heavy bump.
- Enjoy a nice cup of Clipper Peppermint tea after your meal, to reduce bloating and soothe your mind in preparation for sleep.
I hope these are useful if you (or someone you know!) is pregnant and in fact, these tips are worth trying-out even if you’re not, as everyone needs to concentrate on unwinding and relaxing of an evening.
What are your relaxation techniques?