7 Tips for First-Time Mums

The exciting journey of being a mum starts from when you’re pregnant -- taking care of yourself is just as important as taking care of your little one!

Being a first-time mum is definitely not an easy task and a steep learning curve. You have to keep up with your baby’s needs from as early as conception.

You probably have more questions than answers to what you’re experiencing. Give Google a rest and read on for our tips instead!

1. Exercise regularly

mom doing a home workout

Staying fit will help your body take to pregnancy more smoothly. Not only does it keep your body physically fit, it also helps to boost your mental state too due to endorphins released during working out.

Exercising during your pregnancy has been shown to be safe and is beneficial for both you and your baby.

It may also mean you’ll have an easier time handling the labour process.

Don’t forget to exercise your pelvic floor too, to help with childbirth! (Anything to make the process as comfortable as possible, right?) You can read more about it here.

Of course, if you’re unsure about the type or intensity of exercises you should be doing, check in with your gynae before getting started.

2. Take Naps

mom taking a nap using buddy pillow

Pregnancy is hard work, which explains why you may feel more tired than usual. Your body is going through a whole range of hormonal changes, after all.

Take this time before giving birth to get plenty of rest and catch up on your sleep.

After your baby is born, your sleep schedule is going to be irregular as you match your sleep times to your baby’s routines. So don’t be afraid to take naps while your baby is napping too!

3. Go shopping for yourself and your baby