5 Winter Pregnancy Care Tips for Expecting Mothers
Pregnancy, though full of joys, can be a slightly difficult time for some expecting mothers, especially during winter. The chill in the air can lead to aches and pains and also leave the mother susceptible to cold, cough, and infections—not a happy scenario as the intake of medicines, while in winter pregnancy, is restricted. Here, we get you some tips to ensure you have a safe pregnancy during peak winter.
Exercise indoors and outdoors: Though the urge to stay inside the quilt is very high, resist it and motor on through the day. Till the time the winter sun is benevolent, bask in it.
Step out of the bed, clad yourself correctly, and sit in the sun for some time. It will also lift your mood instantly and help fight off the winter pregnancy depression.
Layer yourself and block out the cold wind: Winter makes it so much easier for cold and flu viruses to hit.
- Keep the head covered so as to not let the cold air give you a headache.
- Layer yourself rather than loading yourself with a thick garment that can weigh you down
- Woolens can also itch. Do wear a windcheater or a fleece jacket to block out the wind when outdoors
Invest in long coats or sweaters: Your back is taking the entire brunt during pregnancy and it can do with some tender loving care!
- Invest in long sweaters/coats/dungarees that will keep your back well-protected
- Cold drafts to the back can lead to backache and discomfort
- Tip: Layer a flannel sheet/blanket on the bedsheet so that the bed keeps warm and your back is cozy too
Get regular massages done: This is the best time to pamper yourself without guilt.
- Warm oil massages help lift up the sluggish winter circulation, make you feel great, relax you, and also keep you cozy.
- Ensure that the therapist is well-trained to deal with pregnancy massages or stick to head and feet massages.
Invest in a humidifier: The cold weather sucks out all the moisture from the air leaving it dry. The dryness can lead to dryness in your nostrils, discomfort in breathing, and skin issues. And if you use a heater, the problem gets magnified. A humidifier will help in keeping the moisture in the air