Enjoy your journey to motherhood
() - November 9, 2010 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines - Here are some tips on how to enjoy pregnancy despite the many changes it puts you and your body through.

• Surround yourself with positive people. It is important for moms-to-be to surround themselves with positive things and avoid situations that can trigger negative emotions. Know your happy place and always go there when you feel the pregnancy blues.

• Listen to music you enjoy. You’d be amazed if baby kicks when he/she hears your favorite music.

• Give in to food cravings without overdoing it. You may eat your favorite ice cream or cake, just not in excess. To manage cravings, have a bite or two of your favorite dessert and then share the rest with your husband. Coffee and alcohol are, of course, to be avoided during pregnancy.

• Listen to your body. If you feel tired, rest. If you feel sleepy, take a nap. If you are thirsty, drink (hydration is important).

• Exercise. Keeping yourself active during pregnancy may increase your endorphins which are good for keeping a happy and positive aura. Exercise also improves the stamina of moms-to-be.

• Keep yourself well-informed by consulting an expert. Most moms never miss an ob-gyne appointment and have their doctor’s number in her mobile in case they have questions.

• Connect with other moms and moms-to-be. It is always comforting to know that you are not going through this journey alone. Call a friend, your mom, or log on to a social networking site. For health-related advice, always validate with an expert (ob-gyne).

• Stay healthy. When you’re pregnant, your nutritional needs are increased for your baby’s growth and development so it is important for you to take good care of your health and eat well. By drinking two glasses of Anmum daily, key nutrients for you and your baby are being fulfilled.

Anmum Materna, the leading prescribed maternal milk, is trusted by doctors and proven by healthy babies. It comes in three flavors  plain, chocolate and hazelnut  and is available in leading stores nationwide.

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