The good news: You don't have to feel selfish—or guilty—about wanting that little extra bit of attention! In fact, if ever there was a time when a woman deserves to be pampered, it's during pregnancy! If you're a working gal, and especially if you are already caring for one, two or more little ones at home, then you deserve a break even more.
And the good news is, studies show that stealing even just 10 to 20 minutes a day just for yourself will not only help relieve your stress and tension, but also help ensure your baby is happier and healthier as well.
To help set you in the right "diva direction" here are some tips that can help. They're quick, easy and I promise will go a long way in soothing your body, mind and your spirit!
- Revel in a lavender foot soak! Fill a small plastic basin with warm water to which you add up to 5 drops of essential oil of lavender. Immerse both feet and soak for ten minutes. Studies conducted at the Nagano College of Nursing showed that just one 10-minute soak not only increases circulation to legs and feet, but also brings about measurable changes in the autonomic nervous system—the area of the brain that controls stress and anxiety.