The joyous occasion has been announced and you are starting the journey toward becoming a new Mom. Maybe it’s for the first time, or you are extending the family tree. Either way, your body will start to experience the changes that come along with the process. At Pharma-C we focus on products and the process of what is needed when you find yourself in the situation of being a caregiver. Often, we all forget that the first lesson is caregiving is how we treat ourselves.
Let's take a look at a few self-care tips on this wonderful experience of expecting a child.
Follow Your Doctor’s Advice
Although women have been giving birth since the beginning of time, each pregnancy is different. Your personal experience is based on you. Your healthcare provider will help guide you on the steps that are needed to have a healthy pregnancy. Following your doctor’s guidance is key for the next nine months for both you and your new baby. Listening to your body is a great way to stay in tune with the changes that you are experiencing. If something feels wrong, seek guidance. Even if it is nothing to worry about, sticking close to your doctor is the right thing to do.
While maintaining a healthy diet is good for everyone, keeping your nutritional needs in sharp focus while pregnant is especially important. Your new baby is depending on you to provide the nutrients they need to develop and grow. A healthy diet means that your baby stays strong in the womb. There’s lots of recommendations on what to eat and not eat during a pregnancy but the common recommendation is to eat plenty of colorful fruits and vegetables, whole grains, calcium-rich foods and foods low in saturated fat. Craving that juicy burger from Wendy’s is normal. Indulge yourself but keep in mind the long-term goal of a healthy diet.
Recognize That Your Body Is Changing.
The aches and pains that come with expecting a child are not the only things that can take you by surprise. Your body is working to develop a new life and issues that may not have been prevalent before may all of a sudden appear.
Out of nowhere you may experience stronger body odor during pregnancy. While inconvenient, this is completely normal and indicative of all the wonderful changes that are going on in your body. Excess sweating is due to producing an increased quantity of a hormone called estradiol, which is the main culprit for underarm odor. If this is of concern, keep a packet of our water activated Bathing Cloths on hand. The rinse free cloth is enriched with Aloe and Vitamin E, that nourish and soothe skin and leave no sticky residue. They are perfect for home health care or on-the-go cleansing.
Hemorrhoids are just the unattractive fact of pregnancy and the postpartum period that will follow. Your face is glowing, but the discomfort is real. They are uncomfortable and distracting, but handling them effectively will ease this sudden occurrence. When this happens, we have two solutions for you. Our Medicated Hemorrhoidal Pads with Witch Hazel provide immediate relief from burning, itching and irritation associated with hemorrhoids. These pads are pre-moistened with 50% Witch Hazel to soothe, cool and protect irritated anorectal tissue. Another great option is our Medicated Foam with Witch Hazel. You can conveniently turn toilet tissue into a moist hemorrhoidal wipe that is completely flushable.
Just like eating healthy is for everyone, staying active while pregnant has many benefits. While it is best to speak with your healthcare provider prior to strenuous exercise, an active routine has many benefits. According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, women who stay active during pregnancy can reduce their labor and recover faster. The benefits also include the fact that you may be less likely to experience complications like gestational diabetes, preeclampsia, and the effects of postpartum depression. Staying active may also make you feel better throughout your pregnancy. Managing your own personal care during pregnancy is a great way to enjoy the journey you are on right now. Take time to revel in the maternal glow and prepare for the arrival of your new one.
Pharma-C is here to support your journey with our personal care products. You focus on the new life you are bringing into the world. We can’t wait to meet them!
Life is a journey, and at Pharma-C-Wipes, we provide products that support you at each twist and turn. It is important to us that we create products that are both safe and effective while being efficient and practical for those who use them. For over 15 years, we have been dedicated to providing you with high-quality first aid, personal care and home health care products that really work.