Bollywood Pregnant Actress Shilpa Shetty is currently managing her prenatal care so she emerges her svelte self again Basking in the last month of pregnancy, she is as concerned about a painless delivery as she is about retaining her fitness after childbirth.
As per Latest Shilpa Shetty Interviews, she said that,
"Gym is a strict no-no because it exhausts you. There are some days when just getting out of bed, battling morning sickness or nausea, can be a challenge. Workouts therefore may seem out of the question. In pregnancy, you want to be pampered. That's where the massages and Lamaze come in."
"Lamaze's goal is to boost a mother's confidence in her ability to give birth. It helps her understand how to cope with pain in ways that facilitate labor and promote comfort, including focused breathing, movement and massage. There are also deep breathing techniques that relax your body. Staying calm helps you focus on the task at hand and may help you deliver without the need for pain medication."
Some Lamaze techniques Shilpa follows are cleansing breath and slow breath.
Cleansing breath involves deep, slow inhalation through the nose and a slow exhalation through the mouth. For slow breath, inhale to a count of four or five. Now, exhale to the same count.
Relax your jaw and your shoulders. Continue this for 90 seconds, then end with another cleansing breath.
"Doctors advise you against massages until the fifth month as applying pressure on the wrong points could induce uterine contractions. I recommend the 50-minute-long prenatal massage, administered by a trained therapist and advised from the fifth to the ninth month. Pregnancy massages have been found to reduce stress, decrease swelling in arms and legs and relieve aches and pains in muscles and joints. When choices for pain relief, such as medication, are often limited, back massages alleviate pain and reduce anxiety and depression as well."
"Not only are they likely to minimize pain and guarantee a smooth delivery, they also ensure that there is no water retention in your body. It's a known fact that water retention is the main reason most women do not lose weight after childbirth."
"If you have a normal delivery, you can start having them in the first or second week. Massaging your body with olive oil softens and conditions the skin and the underlying connective tissue, thereby helping condition the skin against the formation of new stretch marks and reducing the current ones. Regular use will not only nourish and condition your skin, it will also provide relaxation and emotional well-being due to its soothing aroma."
"Don't force feed yourself. Try and keep your food fresh and eat at home. I avoid eating out. If I do, I indulge only in grilled food. I pity my sweet tooth for depriving it of chocolates, ice-creams and cakes ever since I entered the seventh month of pregnancy. You can have sweets in moderation. Don't overdo it as most mothers do and end up with gestational diabetes.
"If you like stepping out to indulge yourself, watch your salt intake and ensure the food has no Monosodium Glutamate (MSG). The only things I would advise against are aerated drinks and junk food. Have nuts, milkshakes and yogurts as they will enhance your foetus' growth. Most importantly, you must have calcium, folic acid and iron tablets. I wouldn't miss a single dose for anything in the world."
"Now I have all the time in the world. As my bodyguards are with me, I walk bindaas."
"I feel very heavy and I trudge along slower than before. Obviously, it is tiring, and yet necessary."
"I ditched them the day I conceived. The ligaments that control your lower back are softened during pregnancy, so they are more at risk of damage. High heels alter your posture and put a strain on this weakened area, contributing to lower back pain. Flat shoes, are a better bet as they ensure your comfort and minimize the back strain."
"Stem cell banking gives me the peace of mind for my baby's health. By banking stem cells, my child will have more medical options in the future."
"Motherhood is the best thing that can happen to a woman, it brings a sense of responsibility".
"As someone who is looked upon as a role model and as a very successful woman in her own right, her decision to bank her baby's stem cells would have the right influence and impact on the would-be parents."