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Health Tip: Appreciate Your Body Image While Pregnant

Health Tip: Appreciate Your Body Image While Pregnant

03/01/12

(HealthDay News) -- Some women have a difficult time accepting their changing, growing bodies while they are pregnant.

The womenshealth.gov website suggests how to help women better appreciate their bodies during pregnancy:

  • Understand that your body is changing to help you care for your growing baby.
  • Talk to friends, family and loved ones about what you're feeling.
  • Enjoy some light exercise or take a prenatal yoga class. This should help you feel better emotionally and physically.
  • Learn self-massage techniques.
  • Seek help from a mental health professional if you have serious problems accepting your changing body.
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Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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