Keeping New Year’s resolutions can be challenging, but leveraging your pregnancy as a powerful motivator can make a significant difference in self-care. Our surrogates at Shared Conception share popular resolutions that align with a healthy and positive pregnancy journey.
- Eat Well: A balanced diet is crucial for the baby’s growth and provides essential nutrition for a joyful and healthier pregnancy. Amidst the tempting holiday treats, incorporating a daily dose of fruits and vegetables helps keep unhealthy snacks to a minimum.
- Stay Active: Integrating even a small amount of exercise into your daily routine benefits both you and the baby. Simple actions like parking farther from the mall entrance or opting for stairs instead of escalators contribute to a more comfortable journey. One of our previous blogs discusses exercises you can safely do while pregnant.
- Remain Positive: Pregnancy can be stressful, but maintaining a positive outlook is linked to better, healthier pregnancies. Activities such as yoga or meditation, tailored for pregnancy, can help foster a sunny disposition. We wrote a blog earlier this year that includes 10 tips for managing stress as a surrogate.
- Rest: Embrace the notion that as a pregnant individual, you deserve extra care. Take advantage of your situation by indulging in moments of rest, naps, and relaxation. Recognize that your body is working around the clock and requires more rest than usual.
- Believe in Yourself: Recognize the incredible feat you are accomplishing. While pregnancy may not always be easy, you have the strength to navigate it successfully. During challenging times, reach out to your Shared Conception coordinator or connect with fellow surrogates through our private Facebook page for valuable support and understanding.
We hope these insights contribute to a more fulfilling surrogacy experience for both you and the intended parents. If you’re considering becoming a surrogate, feel free to reach out to us for a pressure-free, informative chat. Happy New Year!