Benefits of Detoxing Before Your Baby Arrives
So you’ve found out you’re pregnant, and you’re scared, excited, anticipant and worried! Such a wide range of emotions come with learning you’re bringing the miracle of a baby into this beautiful life, many get overwhelmed with decisions that may not be in the best interest of raising a baby. Many, many people go through periods of teenage years into early adulthood experimenting with drugs and alcohol, and becoming a mother is very often the driving catalyst for leaving all of those toxic habits in the past.
Getting a strong handle on your lifestyle and health for the best intention of your baby and your own body before your baby arrives can be achieved with some dedication, perseverance and guidance. Detoxing from harmful chemicals in your body can be uncomfortable for a short period of time, but it pays off for you both in the long run. Replacing harmful chemicals and habits with healthy, nutritious and beneficial ones is simple in approach, yet difficult in execution, to start.
Replace nights out drinking with evenings taking a long walk, and a home cooked dinner with fresh, organic vegetables and whole foods. Eating well is one of the best acts we can do for ourselves. Drinking plenty of water, organic tea and healthy drink options will prepare your body for a healthy pregnancy, and life for decades to come.
Consider going to a detox center to get external guidance, structure and expertise if you feel it’s not something you can do on your own. There are plenty of resources available, no matter your budget and needs, to help you with your journey to a better life and healthy lifestyle for you and your baby.
Set goals for yourself, and for your life. What do you want, in the long term? What kind of parent do you want to be? What kind of life do you want to provide for your baby as he/she grows into a school aged kid, teenager and adult? What type of career, home, car and life partner do you want? What are your hobbies, passions and favorite places to travel? How do you want to feel each day, when you wake until you go to bed at night?
All of these things and so much more go into decisions made in the present moment. Getting your life on the right path to that future self and future life for you and your baby starting now will be one of the best decisions you will ever make.