Just when you think you've got the whole "caring for your body" thing down, boom, there's another person growing inside it and things start changing really quickly. Due to ever-fluctuating hormone levels, a decreased immune system, and, you know, a giant growing belly, everything you thought you knew about hygiene suddenly changes. Luckily, there are a few must-know pregnancy hygiene tips that will make your self-care routine as simple as it can be.
Before you get too worried that you'll have to relearn everything you thought you knew about feminine care, rest assured that none of these hygiene tips are too far fetched or strange. However, to the newly pregnant woman, they might not be common knowledge. Whether you're a clean freak who has to shower multiple times a day and wash your hands every 10 minutes — you can tell that after two pregnancies my definition of "clean freak" is determined upon the frequency one showers — or you take a more relaxed hygienic approach, these tips are still equally important. They can mean the difference between not wanting to go out in public because you're not quite sure where that smell is coming from, and rocking your pregnant, changing body like the temple that it is.