mearl223 On September - 30 - 2011

My twin, Pearl’s 1st born, Jordan

Went white ‘n pale as she delivered her baby boy, Jordan, on the other side of the world – still can’t digest sumtimes, that my twin is now a mom!! But she’s out-done herself & has done GREAT so far; Here are her real-life experiences & tips.

 

 

Pictured: Pearl’s son (& my Godson), Jordan. DOB 4-Oct-09, 1:32pm. Wt. 3.220 kgs.

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Pearl’s pregnancy tips:

1. Drink plenty of water during the daytime, but reduce the intake of water or any other fluids at night to lessen those frequent trips to the loo at night. Yes, you need water, but at the same time, you and your baby need some rest too. So, try to get enough sleep at night to keep you up and running (not literally) during the daytime.
2. I had swollen feet all through the last trimester. I tried all the suggested remedies, kept my feet up, immersed them in warm water, etc., but in vain. It was only during my delivery that I was told it could be because my BP was high. So, do get your BP checked during your last trimester, at least once a week even if, like me, you never otherwise had any BP issues.
3. As much as you can, sleep on your sides and not on your back or stomach (a definite NO)
4. I swear by Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula (Massage cream with Vitamin E, Collagen and Elastin). Trust me, it works. Rub a generous amount of the cream on your tummy and hips twice a day (after wash/bath) and rest assured, it will keep those stretch marks at bay.
5. Do not drink low fat milk during pregnancy thinking it will control your weight gain or help you get back into shape faster. This is probably the most selfish thing a mother could do. Yes, full cream milk does make you gain a little weight, but you could definitely lose this weight post delivery. Remember the milk and other food that you consume during pregnancy is also for your baby’s health and nourishment. You should not compromise on that. Which would you rather have, a slim figure or a baby who’ll grow to have a good set of healthy white and strong teeth, lovely strong hair & bones and a well developed immune system above all?
6. Wear comfortable foot wear and go for walks every evening. If you can’t, then at least try using the stair case once in a while.

That’s all I can think of now. More to follow when they cross my mind.

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