12 Things You CAN Do, Even Though You're Pregnant
Updated: Jul 13, 2022
Congratulations, you are pregnant! While you may find a lot of things you can't do, we wanted to create a list of things you can still enjoy during pregnancy. We recommend reading Expecting Better by Emily Oster. Oster explores the “why” through consolidating all of the research related to the things you aren’t supposed to do in pregnancy and a little bit beyond. A few of these things on our list are well, a little controversial, BUT read the research and make your own decision. Let's dive in!
Get active at least 3x/week. Think swimming, walking, and prenatal yoga. If you already have a workout routine continue that and modify where needed. We LOVE Amy Bizal Wellness and Ella Frances Yoga for prenatal yoga options!
While hot tubs may be out, you can still enjoy a nice warm epsom salt bath at the end of the day. If you are battling with pregnancy insomnia then the magnesium from the bath could help facilitate an easier lull to dreamland.
Moisturize! Nothing is worse than constantly itchy skin. You will find your belly and a few other spots on your body are stretching. Invest in some good moisturizing options. I recommend these: Shea Moisture 100% extra virgin coconut oil, Epionce Renewal Body Lotion, and for the shower use a nice scrub like Earth in Bloom Body Glow by Bambu Earth. If you want to treat yourself as you get further a long, book a jelly belly facial at #Face in Uptown Minneapolis.