DIY Tips for a More Comfortable Pregnancy

It is no secret that pregnancy comes with its fair share of discomforts. As early as two weeks from conception, you may start to notice pregnancy symptoms that have you feeling a little off like sore muscles, mild stomach cramping, and tender breasts. Unfortunately, from there, the symptoms get stronger before easing up later in the pregnancy. Around week five or six, many can expect nausea, fatigue, cramping, and headaches. While no one likes to experience discomforts, they are a natural process for your body as it undergoes extreme changes.

For example, early on in pregnancy, your hCG levels start to climb and double every two days. Your estrogen and progesterone levels also rise and help the uterus grow and prepare for your growing baby. With all of this work, it is only fair that your body gets a little uncomfortable. Not to worry, we have plenty of tips up our sleeves that can help you achieve a more comfortable pregnancy no matter the symptoms!

Please keep in mind that these are all small tips for basic discomfort, but you should discuss everything with your healthcare provider to make sure you are taking actions that are best for your body.


If you are experiencing nausea in the first trimester of pregnancy, try to continue eating a little bit of food throughout the day. Even though it may seem hard to eat when feeling nauseous, it will actually likely help settle your stomach!

Stiff Hips

Stiff hips are a common discomfort, especially later on in pregnancy. If you wake up in the morning and your hips feel like they are on fire and you are in a lot of pain, it is likely because you are sleeping improperly at night. We recommend starting off with a pillow in between your knees. That will help your hips stay in a good position at night. Long body pillows are known to be a friend to pregnant women and could work perfectly for you!

Muscle Cramps

Muscle cramping and general tightness throughout pregnancy can be a symptom of being dehydrated. Being properly hydrated keeps your muscles nice and supple. If you are dehydrated even by a little bit, the muscles can tend to start cramping up and causing significant discomforts. To learn how much water you should be drinking a day, ask your healthcare provider what they recommend as best for you in your stage of pregnancy!

If you are in the very beginning of your pregnancy and want to learn more about Birth Center Stone Oak’s care, send us a message! And stay connected for more DIY tips to help you throughout your pregnancy to make it a more comfortable and happy one!