After a few pregnancies (or even just a few months being prego!) it seems like most of us come up with a few key tricks to help us out. I thought it would be fun to share our best, strange, wierd, or completely useful tips to make life a little more smooth. Here's some of mine:
-Restless Leg Syndrom I cut out sugar completely or I get RLS terribly at night. I can usually eat a little in the morning/early afternoon but after that it's no good. Taking a daily walk also helps a lot. this never really bothered me much until the third tri but it was AWFUL when it happened.
-the peeing trick!! after I go pee, while still sitting on the toilet I put my hands under my belly and lift up gently, releasing the pressure off my bladder and amazingly more pee comes out! this is great because it gives me a break from the constant need to 'go'.
-squats vs. kegels. Instead of practicing m
y kegels I do pregnancy squats to strenghten my pelvic floor and lower back muscles. this article really summed it up for me http://breakingmuscle.com/womens-fitness/stop-doing-kegels-real-pelvic-floor-advice-women-and-men
-headache remedy when i don't eat sugar i generally don't get headaches... but when i DO eat sugar they come on strong and fierce. My last two pregnancies i could sip some caffiene and they would go away, not this one. I have found putting an ice pack on the pack of my neck/lower head helped A LOT though.
Edited by shanna-cat - 1/23/13 at 1:42pm