Being pregnant at Christmas time may cause problems to some women. They might feel embarassed and fat as Santa Claus. While every one is getting stylish for the big Christmas party they might just get upset about clothes that don't fit anymore. Lots of questions run through their heads, as what products to buy for their future babies and which baby feeding or hygiene and health product to choose from a wide range of products. Mood changes and feelings of insecurity are quite normal during pregnancy and so if you are one of the pregnant ladies you shouldn't worry at all.
Just relax and think that this is the most peaceful and harmonious time of the year. It is the time when the Christmas lights illuminate the streets, families meet and have dinner all together on Christmas Eve, maybe after a long period of not having seen each other, Christmas carols are played in almost every house and something special is lying in the air.
But as everything, also Christmas has a downside. Just think about all the stressed people in the shopping centres looking for that special Christmas gift and panicking if they don't find it. As stress is contagious I just want to give an advice to everyone out there: RELAX! Especially during pregnancy you should calm down and concentrate on yourself. Don't try to please everyone, that's almost impossible. Instead of worrying, lie down, have a cup of tea and listen to "So this is Christmas" from Robbie Williams. For sure you will feel in a better mood.
Regarding the preparations for the Christmas dinner, it is recommended that you ask someone of your familiy to help you with cleaning and cooking in order that it will result less stressful for you. Also avoid carrying heavy bags, especially in the latter stages of pregnancy.
At Christmas time you will receive a lot of invitations and opportunities for socialising won't be missing. Although you don't have to decline invitations be sure to have enough time for resting. Your body is doing twice as much work as usual and late nights can leave you feeling exhausted.
The most common worries of pregnant women at that time of the year are what to eat and what to drink at Christmas. Professional opinions differ as to whether it is safe to drink alcohol at all during pregnancy. While some recommend that you abstain completely, others believe it is ok to enjoy a glass on a special occasion. However, if you choose to enjoy a glass of champagne over Christmas the choice is entirely yours and you shouldn't be made to feel guilty about it.
Regarding to food you should keep an eye on what you are eating. Eat a lot of vegetables and fruits, turkey is a healthy option as well as it is rich in protein. During pregnancy you should always avoid unpasteurised, blue or moulded cheeses, foods which contain uncooked egg, cured meats and pate, this also applies at Christmas.
Last but not least, remember that next year at the same time while reading this post you will be in company of your baby. Enjoy and Merry Christmas!
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