We are in unprecedented times, we're in lockdown, and anxiety levels are high. Add pregnancy to the mix, and we understand how things can quickly become overwhelming.
Take this time to take a step back, count your blessings and rejuvenate. We've put-together a 5 day pregnancy coping plan to help you relax and fight stress - Because we know all that stress is NOT good for baby!
Directions: Save the image below on your smartphone, or print and post on your fridge as a reminder. Once the 5 days are over, rinse and repeat. Add more self-care steps for each of the 3 areas. Some more ideas below the image.
Physical care: This could be as simple as an at-home yoga workout, online zumba class, strength training, or calisthenics. The possibilities are endless. Try to devote at least 30 minutes everyday. Perform each workout soon after waking, follow with a 15 minute full-body self-massage with a restorative body oil. Let the oil stay on your body for 30 minutes and then take a shower. We promise this will help you start your day unbelievably refreshed and rejuvenated. Learn more about the benefits of self-massage here.
Mental care: Take a nap, start a journal, indulge in creative play, meditate, practice self-affirmations, settle with a good book and some tea, watch a funny show, watch funny animal videos, write a poem, paint, draw, knit something, even spring-cleaning can be mentally relaxing!
Immunity care: Get at least 10 servings of vegetables every single day. If you find that hard to do, make smoothies or soup with nourishing immunity-boosting bone broth as a base and at least 4 servings of vegetables. Get creative! The key - make sure your 10 servings contain plenty of dark leafy greens and cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli. Also incorporate plenty of garlic, ginger and fresh turmeric in your diet.
Recipe for the OJAS milk in the plan can be found here.
Help other soon-to-be-mamas by sharing your coping tips in the comments section.
Above all, stay safe, stay healthy, and take of yourself.