Outside the last amber colored leaves have fallen to the ground and the autumn rain has turned to snow, while inside the thermostat is slowly rising and the fireplace is ablaze – the winter season is upon us in all its frost-covered glory. Being pregnant during this joyous time of year can be magical (especially for those that get to share in your excitement), but it can also be stressful and exhausting. Here are Nine Naturals’ top tips to sneak must-needed relaxation into your day:
- Make a spa.
Relaxing in a warm bath (versus a shower) is a common form of hydrotherapy (also known as water therapy) where heated water dilates blood vessels, thus increasing blood flow to aching muscles. Create a spa-like environment in your own bathroom by dimming the lights, turning on your favorite easy listening playlist, and soaking in a tub filled with warm water and a few drops of Nine Naturals Citrus + Geranium Soothing Pregnancy Body Wash. The lemon, lime and geranium essential oils will help harmonize emotions and hormones–DIY aromatherapy!
- Get comfy.
Whether it be for leisure, work, play, or rest, you’ll want to feel comfortable and confident. Don’t sacrifice comfort for style. Some of favorite versatile piece for any occasion are the breathable Belly Bandit B.D.A. Leggings, which provide pelvic and back support by snuggly cradling your burgeoning belly; the chic, navy Au Lait Nursing Tank, which works both pre-and post-baby; and a cozy, neutral-colored duster cardigan, which compliments most looks!
- Take a Breather.
Step away from your desk at lunchtime and step into the downward dog position by attending a prenatal yoga class, which can decrease pregnancy-related aches and pains, while also increasing flexibility and strength needed during childbirth. Ease into the poses, breathe deeply and allow your body to release tension with each asana change. Post-class, refresh your hair with a dusting of organic dry shampoo and refresh your body with a swipe (or two) of Nine Naturals Unscented Pregnancy Deodorant, which contains non-nano zinc oxide to naturally control odor-causing bacteria. Armpits need to breathe too!
- Let Loose.
Getting together with friends during the winter months can prove challenging as weekends fill up quickly, so suggest meeting up with your closest girlfriends for a Sunday morning (herbal) tea party. Reserve a table in a nearby upscale hotel restaurant and instruct all attendees to don their finest garb. Wearing your favorite figure flattering dress–we love the Ingrid & Isabel Empire Shirred Dress (in pinot)– a sexy kitten heel, and a versatile scarf–try the Shopburu Minona Camera Scarf. Toast to your gal pals’ health, happiness, and success for the year to come.
Make rest and relaxation as much a priority as your work obligations, home to-do’s, and holiday errands this season, and for the remainder of your pregnancy.
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