Our “go go go” culture makes many pregnant women think they need to push self care aside in favor of checking off preparing-for-baby to-dos.
The creation of the baby registry, setting up the nursery, getting ready to take a break from work, and all the other tasks we cram into the nine months between conception and birth, make us slack about self-care. And sure, most women are on top of healthy eating, getting some exercise, and attending prenatal appointments, but the self care usually stops there.
A few reasons for this are that women think they don’t have time for this enhanced care, believe it’s too indulgent, or are simply unsure what type of self-care would be beneficial.
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