From the ground up, your belly (and you) must find a way to stay warm this holiday season. Many midwives have told me the stories of Inuit Elders who claim that mothers whose bellies are cold will have breech babies. That is, if the bottom of the belly is cold, the baby will try to get warm by flipping around getting into a head-up position. Although, I could not find any scientific backing for this tale, I can appreciate its lesson. Keep your baby warm!
When it comes to the specially branded “maternity” clothing, most budgets mean opting out of buying those expensive items. There may be a few key pieces to invest in, like one pair of nice jeans and a few nursing tank tops at the end of pregnancy. Most mamas are able to get away with leggings and knitted or long stretch tops paired with sweaters, cardigans or blazers.
As December creeps further along, and the snow begins to pile up, we must find some ways to keep those growing bellies safe and warm.
Hope all of this helps.
Remember, take your time and know your limits. When outside for long periods of time, make sure you are staying warm and keep check in with yourself and baby. Fresh air and walks are great for mental and physical health, so bundle up and get moving!