(Closed) Advice for a pregnant bride- how do I look my best?

posted 4 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
850 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’ve actually lots weight in the first trimester due to morning sickness, I woudnt worry about putting additional on. Bloat I have no idea how to deal with. But at 15 weeks if your fit and its your first you may not be showing too much anyway. However…by then you should be in the blooming phase, hormones under control and no more acne.

Congratulations and good luck.

Post # 3
9689 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I think exercising like normal and eating healthy are all you can do.  If you happen to gain weight you might not have much control over it.  But I doubt you will gain more than 5 lbs if you do gain weight.

I’m not sure there is much to do about bloat except the usual things- drink lots of water, avoid sodium, low carb.  Exercise helps.  There are herbs and other things but I wouldn’t do any of that while pregnant.  I personally couldn’t have gone low carb while pregnant (um carbs and fat were all I could stand to eat lol) but people/pregnancies are different.

Does your dress have a corset back?  If it has that I don’t think you’d need to worry at all- something like 5 lbs isn’t a huge deal.

Post # 4
7647 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

shellybee13:  Some of the side effects are hard to control. Make sure you continue eating properly, washing your face, and drink LOTS of water. You will need much more water now that you’re pregnant, and it will help keep the bloating down.

Post # 5
468 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I was doing an exercise video with weights the other day and the instructor said, we might gain weight in our breasts, belly, butt…but at least we can try to control our arms! So..you could focus on that too, light weights in your routine. As long as your fitness isn’t super high impact, keep it up. I also read that in the beginning you should focus on eating 2 times healthier, not 2 times more…

Post # 7
559 posts
Busy bee

shellybee13:  for a while you could try limiting wheat intake to maybe 1 slice of toast per day and avoid pasta and avoid sugar(except in fruits) to combat bloat. 0%fat white yoghurt and berries as a healthy snack instead of a ‘real’ dessert. You soon won’t miss those desserts at all.

Drink lots of water.

For bad skin I swear by Bare Minerals skincare range and their make-up powder. Even if you break out, this stuff covers everything.


Post # 8
1465 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

shellybee13:  I don’t know if it’s safe but you can also use acne wash benzoyl peroxide and/or zinc (zinc soap really helps me with my acne!)

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