As the mother of two children I've realized something important. Women expecting for the first time haven't made any mistakes before. When I was pregnant with my first child I could have made life a lot more comfortable for myself if I done certain things. It wasn't until I was expecting my second child I knew what to change. I want to talk about the things I introduced to my life during my second pregnancy, because I believe it will help a lot of women stay as comfortable as possible.
Don't sit around doing nothing even if you've never exercised before. You might feel like your muscles and the other things inside your body are starting to tighten up. It's hard to be comfortable when you feel like a robot. You might be more knowledgeable when it comes to exercise, but I stuck to yoga instead of running or lifting weights.
I always found myself in the position where I would feel sick after going a few hours without food. This obviously caused me problems when I was too far away from my kitchen to grab something. When I found out I was expecting for the second time I somehow had an epiphany. I would carry little snacks around with me. Maybe you won't feel sick due to a lack of food, but you'll know how to deal with it if you do.
It's sometimes hard to find beautiful maternity dresses to wear when you're going out for a meal, but don't buy normal dresses in a bigger size. You'll not be comfortable when you are trying to eat your food. The way maternity clothes are designed is to keep a mother-to-be comfortable all the time. If you look around hard enough you'll find lovely dresses.
Sometimes you won't even know when you don't walk or sit with bad posture. It's usually a bad habit you pick up over the years, which is fine until you become pregnant. When you're carrying a baby inside you back pain can become a regular occurrence, and it's going to be much worse if you're always slouched forwards. This won't eliminate back pain completely, but trying to use correct posture will help keep it away.
When you've got aches and pains it's hard to sleep at night. Now is the time you're meant to catch up on sleep, because when the baby comes it's going to be a lot more difficult to get any shut eye. One trick I found was to finally opt for a pregnancy pillow. It's hard to see how this will be more effective than a few regular pillows, but somehow it seems to work perfectly when it's time for bed.
There are likely hundreds of other tactics you can utilize, but these are the ones I found the most beneficial in my times of need. Although pregnancy is the most beautiful gift in the world, it's certainly not the most comfortable by any means. You don't want to be feeling bad when it can be avoided, because you won't be able to escape it completely. I truly hope you don't make the same mistakes I did my first time around.