How The Empowered Duchess Of Sussex Got Ready For Motherhood
Anyone who’s expecting knows all too well the eagerness that friends and strangers share about anything and everything happening to your body. Having a baby brings about new experiences and life changes, which people around the world can relate to. That sentiment naturally extends to public figures, so it's no surprise how enthusiastic people were in anticipation of the royal baby.
Baby Sussex is here! How well do you think you know Meghan’s pregnancy choices? Here’s your chance to test your knowledge!
Morning sickness refers to the nauseous feeling you may have during pregnancy, most commonly during the first trimester. It is a result of the increased hormones in your body. Morning sickness can be accompanied by vomiting and can occur any time of the day.
It’s usually not harmful unless you experience excessive vomiting and cannot keep food down. For example, many people did not know what extreme morning sickness (hyperemesis gravidarum) was until they learned Duchess Kate Middleton was hospitalized during her first pregnancy.
When nausea and vomiting are severe, it can cause dehydration, weight loss, and electrolyte disturbance. Thankfully, there are a few ways to help ease queasiness. A diet including small meals of avocados, berries, oatmeal, and, of course, ginger can help subside symptoms.
Ultimately, you will learn quickly what does and doesn’t work for you. If the condition is severe, your doctor may put you on bed rest before going about your regular activities.
Being prim and posh comes with the job when you’re representing the royal family. When pregnant, Meghan switched to an all-natural skin care habit. Think it was just great pregnancy glow? Nope. Her regimen consisted of rosehip oil daily, leaving her skin velvety, soft, and smooth
For the rest of us, keeping up your beauty routine can just make you feel good. A baby-safe beauty routine may take a little work at first, but you don’t have to spend a lot of money or go completely organic. Get started with a few small steps:
Check the labels
Accutane, tetracycline, topical salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, and certain nail polish ingredients, like formaldehyde and toluene, could cause harm to a developing baby. Luckily, major brands usually do not use these ingredients. If you’re unsure about anything you use, check it with your OB or midwife.
Go easy on foundation
Pregnancy hormones can wreak havoc on your skin. Foundation can be heavy on the skin and make matters worse. Oil-free tinted moisturizers offer decent coverage with the benefit of keeping skin hydrated.
Let your stylist or manicurist know your pregnant
Hair and nail salons are great places to relax, but you can’t always guarantee the person next to you isn’t using a product that is harmful. When setting up an appointment, let staff know you are expecting and ask about ventilation methods in case special accommodations need to be made.
Water is always your friend
Pregnant or not, drinking lots of water is one of the best beauty habits you can have. It helps keep skin supple and clear, nails strong, and hair thick.