After another week of early pregnancy, and another week of change, eating, sleeping, still being hungry and tired ALL THE TIME, I’m excited to start sharing information as I tread this well-worn path.
At first, I did the google search healthy pregnancy for over 35s. What appeared were mostly warnings of the risks of pregnancy for older women, and tips on how to become pregnant.
What I was really looking for though were ways we can naturally nurture these wonderful blessings growing inside. What can we do to make the best of it?
YES I AM 39 YEARS OLD (BUT NO I’M NOT GERIATRIC)
Sure, I’m 39, but that doesn’t mean I want to spend my early pregnancy existing in a state of panic. We face the risks, head-on, we do the tests, then we hope for the best and look after ourselves. And most of all we think positively as much as possible.
Telling the truth helps. I told my doctor I was worried and he gave me a wonderful list of things I can do:
~ avoid alcohol and coffee
~ take it easy
~ drink loads of water
~ take a multivitamin (I’m using Blackmores Gold)
~ take fish oil tablets (highly distilled is best so they don’t smell or taste queasy)
~ use natural products on your skin
~ use natural cleaning products, and
~ eat healthily, especially eat organic as much as possible.
So now, from here on, I’ll share insights, musings and information on the ways you can encourage healthy development of babies, at ANY age.
Please read on in the weeks to come and get in touch if you feel like it. Chances are there is more information on hand than I can share in these posts.
In love and health ~ your soul mamma.
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