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Essential life hacks for pregnant women

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There is no other feeling which could make you happier than the feeling of motherhood. If it is your first pregnancy, then you will have mixed emotions. There will be a lot of questions sprouting up in their minds regarding their pregnancy. They wouldn’t know how to prepare themselves for the what’s to come. But, you need not worry at all. We have assembled a list of the best ways to make your life comfortable for all your trimesters. This article will aid you to prepare yourself to be a “Mother”.

Don’t spend—extend!
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Maternity clothes, even though they aren’t comfortable or attractive, they are quite pricey.So, it is better to cut down on how much you have to depend on maternity clothing by looking into your own closet first. Increase the lifespan of your jeans by using a rubber band or a hair tie to lengthen your waistband. Loop one point of the hair tie through the button hole, then pull it through itself. Now, use the other end of the hair tie to slide over the button of your jeans. By this way it can give you up to an extra four inches in your waistline, thus allowing you to wear your favourite jeans.

Dig through your clothes for useful pieces
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You may want to spend a little bit of your money on maternity clothes if this is your first delivery. But, this is entirely optional. It is not going to influence you negatively if you do not buy maternity clothes. However, shopping is fun for ladies, and if you want to “enjoy” this period, take your wallet and head out to the shopping mall and buy clothes you like. You can repurpose your present wardrobe into outfits that will help you all the way through your pregnancy. A soft pair of loose logging pants or sweatpants will fit you easily even in your 40th week. Tan tops which are loose or even stretchy could be worn under your favourite blouse. Use Spandex tube tops or Lycra to fashion naturally. You can also use simple belly bands to wear over the upper part of your expanding waistline.

Get a grabber
Getting items underneath cabinets and on high shelves can be a real effort, particularly with a sore back and a burgeoning belly. Get a pair of kitchen tongs if you don’t have one. Work your trusty tongs as a pair of grabbers, and use them to get things you would usually have to stretch for.

Park closer, walk less
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Most of the grocery stores, shopping centres and departmental stores offer special parking slots for expectant mothers. Moreover, some states provide temporary handicapped parking permits for the pregnant ladies. To get this privilege, you may need to get your doctors note. So, just make certain that you get a note and do not be ashamed to take advantage of these parking spots.

Stay hydrated
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Water is essential for everyone. So, it is pretty much obvious that the pregnant ladies need to drink more water and stay hydrated because your body is using a tonne of water when creating a baby inside you. Sadly, if you experience extreme nausea, it will be hard for you to keep significant amounts of water down. Munching on water-filled foods, like watermelons and cucumbers are a great alternative. You can also chew on crushed ice if you want to have water indirectly.

Electrolytes and potassium are your friends
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Leg cramps and many other ailments usually bother the pregnant ladies as and when they near their due date. The simplest way to resist these extreme difficulties is to keep topped up on potassium and electrolytes. Instead of sugary sports drinks, you can choose unique electrolyte-filled water and also keep a banana handy to eat during your day. However, if you still get some cramps in the midnight, get up and start massaging the affected muscle. It can stop the cramp in its tracks.

Pillows, recliners, and other squishy things
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You may feel tired and exhausted, but you may find it difficult to sleep during theses times. So, in order to avoid the stress caused due to sleeplessness, it is better that you invest your money in an excellent maternity pillow. Maternity pillows give support to your belly, behind your back and between your legs, battling pain before it can hit you. If you want to be careful, you can create your own using a travel neck pillow. If you typically prefer sleeping on your stomach, try using an inflatable swimming ring, which will enable you to continue sleeping on your tummy much deeper than you usually would be able to.The squishy exercise ball is the best alternative if you have pain while sitting during the day. Other than that, you can consider borrowing or purchasing a recliner. Having a convenient way to rest and put your feet up is invaluable, especially when your legs begin to swell towards the last trimester of your pregnancy.

Come up with a safe word
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It is not going to happen now, but eventually. Emotions will overrule you. You will be fine one minute and the next minute you will find yourself emotional, hormone filled train wreck. Do not be taken aback by these changes. Make sure that you make your partner, family and friends prepare for such situations. Tell them that at some point during your pregnancy, (it could be even after the delivery) you will be a completely unpredictable and an extreme mess. If you do not prepare yourself for this, you may find yourself yelling at someone you love over something irrelevant. It is better to work out a phrase or word together so that, when you find yourself incapable of expressing yourself reasonably, you can let them know what is going on with you and they would be able to help you out.