Pregnancy is a wonderful, miraculous experience. A woman’s body changes and grows in order to carry a baby safely from conception to birth. It’s 9 months of excitement and planning.
But it can also be 9 months of frustration as you say goodbye to a lot of the things you love to have and do.
It would be easy to see the list of things you have to give up or avoid during pregnancy and be discouraged. After all, isn’t it hard enough to have to bring a child into this world without adding a list of extra demands?
Instead, though, take each thing that’s off limits, and turn it around to see it positively.
Think of it as a two sided coin. The negative is the thing you can’t have, but the positive is the thing you get instead, and it may just be that the experience of substituting and/or avoiding will have long term healthy effects on your life that extend beyond your pregnancy.
We’re here to give you 10 “can’ts” that might be bumming you out, with the “cans” that will get you excited about pregnancy again.