Health Tip: Appreciate Your Body Image While Pregnant

(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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