Once some women get pregnant, they take up some unpleasant attitudes. They make it look like pregnancy is a plague or something. I totally disagree.
Normal activities must continue (except your doctor says otherwise). Pregnancy sure deals with individuals differently, and your first pregnancy could differ from the second and even the third. If there is no medical reason to boycott every activity you engaged in before you got pregnant, then don’t. It’s a normal phase of life, please don’t make a mountainous issue of it.
- You can eat whatever you wish to eat. Just don’t overdo it. If you crave something, eat a little portion of it. As long as it’s safe, well cooked, . . . Don’t deceive yourself by believing that you eat for two (quantity-wise). Yes eat healthy meals not massive meals.
House chores should continue. Take is easy and go at your own pace. That you are pregnant does not mean you cannot work. Just don’t overwork yourself. Don’t use your pregnancy as an excuse to lazy around.
Of course you can travel if certified okay. Check with your doctor. Nothing stops you from going from place to place if need be. Just don’t put yourself under stressful travelling conditions.
Take care of your body. Maintain personal hygiene. Maintain good postures. Get clothes that fit your present size and shape. If need be, review your make-up shades as pigmentation or depigmentation, (a result of pregnancy) could require.
Sexual activities should continue. Many women cease from performing their wifely duties to their husband once they discover they are pregnant. Except you have a high risk pregnancy, and your doctors instructs you to stay away from sex, you shouldn’t. Nothing stops you from having sexual relations with your husband up until it’s time to deliver. Stop suffering that man for no just cause. Even Apostle Paul gives fasting as the only reason to abstain from sex as a married woman. Pregnancy is not a reason. Enjoy eachother. However, your husband needs to be gentle, especially in the first trimester. Be sure to work around change of positions as the pregnancy progresses. The period of pregnancy could serve as time for exploration and this could aid intimacy too.
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-Omosebi, Mary Omolola.