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Twelve Good Habits for Pregnant Mums

Tips for Mums (Posture & Movement)

Observe proper posture and movements

Avoid standing too long. Always balance your weight on both legs. It will be less tiring if you keep your legs slightly apart so that the pressure points are at the centre of your soles. Consult your doctor about wearing a cummerbund to prevent lower back pain especially when you reach the 20th week.

Prevent constipation

Try to poo regularly. Drink plenty of fluids and fibre-rich foods such as fruits and vegetables to facilitate digestion. You are now more prone to haemorrhoids because your pelvic veins now become swollen due to pressure as your womb grows. Use baby wipes or moistened tissues to gently clean the affected area after each passing motion.

Care for your nipples

After bathing, apply cooling cream or olive oil on your nipples especially if you plan to breastfeed. Massage your nipples and areolae gently for 5 minutes, twice a day. Make sure your fingers are clean. For a flat or inverted nipple, start everting it from the 17th week for a lower risk of miscarriage. Draw out the nipple gently and held it for some time once a day.