10 Single And Pregnant Self-Care Tips To Comfort You
First of all, I want to congratulate you. Growing your baby is a wonderful journey and it deserves to be cherished no matter what circumstances you are in. I know how difficult it is to be single and pregnant. I have two children and I have experienced a pregnancy with my partner, and I have experienced a pregnancy alone. I can honestly say that although going through a pregnancy alone is a challenge, it can also be a beautiful experience. So if you’re going through that, or are about to go through that, then I’m sending you all of the compassion and love in the world. I’ve also been working on a list of 10 Single And Pregnant Self-Care Tips To Comfort You.
I hope that these tips provide you with some comfort during one of the most difficult yet special times in your life. And I hope that you can also make it a memorable experience despite the challenges you face.
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10 Single And Pregnant Self-Care Tips To Comfort You
Read all of the positive stories you can find. What are your biggest worries about being pregnant and giving birth alone? Find people who have been through this and come out the other side smiling. This will inspire you and fuel you to face your pregnancy head-on with positivity and strength.
Connect with your baby
It’s really tough being pregnant without a partner. When you’re pregnant you just want someone to cuddle up to and share this miracle with. But something that helped me with this loss of a partner was really connecting with my baby. It made my love for her so strong because to was determined to enjoy still every kick and dream of the moment I first saw her face. Your connection with your baby can really be an anchor throughout your pregnancy alone.
Journal your feelings
Use your journal as your safe space where you can pour out your heart and emotions. You might not have a parent to do this with bht you have your journal or diary. This can be a huge comfort to you and it will feel like a weight lifted off of your shoulders.
Select a caring birth partner
The most important thing for giving birthis surrounding yourself with unconditional love. If you have someone in your life who you feel comfortable with and you know really cares about you then consider them as your birthing partner. This will help your labor and will make it a memory you will always cherish.
Don’t compare yourself
Yes, it’s really tough on you when you see other couples walking along cradling their baby bump together, or seeing couple pregnancy photoshoots on social media. It gives you an indescribable ache in your heart, and I’m not going to invalidate that. What you must try to avoid is comparing yourself. Every single pregnancy and birth is just as valuable as one another. Your experience is different, it is not less. You deserve to enjoy your pregnancy and have fun with all of the things that couples do too.
No, you might not have a partner to go out and get you your favorite Costa iced drink when you’re exhausted on the sofa, and you might not have someone to help you put your shoes on when your due date is near. But you still deserve to be pampered and treated just as you would. Perhaps you could book yourself in for some pregnancy pampering, or you could order your favorite drink and food every now and again. Remember to treat yourself, and indulge in self-love throughout your pregnancy. You’re a pregnant goddess and you should feel like one!
Plan an empowering birth
Having a focus is really important for your well-being when pregnant alone. I turned my attention to preparing my body and mind for a mindful and positive birthing experience. This focus really helped me to get through my pregnancy with a motivated mindset and to look forward to meeting my baby. This will help you to feel empowered in your pregnancy and help you to feel like the incredible woman that you are.
Join single-parent groups
A positive thing about social media is that it can connect us with people who are in the same boat as us, those who we’d otherwise never meet. This is helpful when you feel like you’re surrounded by people in happy couples. It’s also good to get involved in single-parent groups for the future so you will have support on your parenting journey as well as pregnancy, I have found that Gingerbread and Frolo are really kind communities
Have a routine
As if pregnancy doesn’t feel long enough, especially at the end when you are uncomfortable and just want to meet your baby! But when you don’t have a partner to come home to at the end of a long tiring day, it can feel even longer. This is where a routine is going to be your best friend right now. What is it that gives you that cozy relaxing feeling? Is it a bubbly bath or a walk by the sea listening to your favorite music? Schedule these times and you’ll have things to look forward to. Create a healthy and refreshing morning routine and an unwinding evening routine and your days will feel so much more warm and fulfilling.
On a finishing note, I want you to have hope for the future. Yes, right now you will likely be feeling all sorts of different and overwhelming emotions. This is normal and it’s healthy to allow your body to move through these feelings. Just remember that life has a beautiful way of always moving and unfolding and things in the future will be different for you. There are many different opportunities and endless ways to be happy. You’ve got this mama, I am rooting for you.
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I hope you feel less alone after reading these single And pregnant self-Care tips to comfort you. Earthimama is a supportive place for single parents so do sign up for our newsletter for ongoing support. You can head to the forum for support and to share your thoughts. See you again soon!