Before pregnancy- Before you become pregnant, there are things that you can do to optimize your health and prepare to bring your little miracle into the world.
One of the best things that you can do to help prepare for pregnancy is to establish a nutritious diet.
Cut back on junk food. Eat foods rich in iron and plenty of fruits and vegetables.
It may also help to take supplements like Vitamin D, B12, and Folic Acid.
Yes, I realize that I just said that, but this is very important. Staying hydrated does so many good things for you.
Drinking water will:
Proper exercise is important at any stage of life.
Especially important to remember is that labor is a marathon, not a sprint. Labor can take several hours- first time moms generally labor longer than with subsequent pregnancies.
The better shape that you are in, the better your body is prepared for the marathon.
One type of exercise that is great even for beginners is Pilates
Benefits of Pilates:
Keeping your body in perfect alignment will reap benefits in all aspects of your life. If you are like me, you may think that chiropractors only treat back pain. I have discovered that this is not even remotely true.
Chiropractic care is not medicine. Your chiropractor will not prescribe pain medication or antibiotics.
Chiropractic care is not just for back pain. While you can see a chiropractor for back pain, there is so much more to what they do.
Chiropractic care is not symptom and disease treatment. Whereas you go to a physician with a headache, and he will give you something for the headache. If the headache persists, then they will run tests and try to find the cause of the headaches.
Chiropractic care is the moving away from symptom and disease treatment, and into the building of health.
There are five factors to overall personal health of your whole being.
When any one of these areas is not functioning optimally, then it can throw your entire system off. Think of it like the cogs in a clock. If you have one cog that is misaligned, then you will not have a well-functioning (or correct) clock, no matter how well the rest of the cogs are working.
With Chiropractic care, the general belief is that your body will tell you when it is not functioning optimally and that if you correct the subluxation, then the body will again be able to work optimally and you will feel better as a result.
**Subluxation is the misfiring of nerves caused by a misalignment in the vertebrae which causes a subsequent loss of function**
Crystal is a local portrait photographer currently residing in the Savannah, Georgia area. She loves Jesus, coffee, and her family- usually in that order. She has seven children ages 15-24 and has loved (almost) every moment of being a mom.
If you need her, she is usually at the beach.
Her love for families includes capturing every moment of motherhood, as well as educating empowering and equipping mothers to have the birth experiences that they deserve.
Her Instagram page capturing savannah is dedicated to the journey of motherhood.
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Among all of the beautiful wonderful things that you were created to do, you were created to become a mother.
You were created to bring this little life into this crazy world and love him like no one else can.
I want you to look back at your birth story and see how strong, beautiful and courageous you are