How body and soul change during pregnancy
From the first day of pregnancy, your body concentrates on new tasks: the first weeks and months are characterized by adaptation to a new situation and emotional duality. You are going through a time of restructuring of the body, when the whole system is tuned for maximum physical performance.
You look, as before, the tummy has not yet rounded and the rest of life goes on. The fact that your body is not in its usual state, you yourself will feel much more distinctly: your chest becomes much more sensitive and tense, you will become more tired, and in the morning everything will last twice as long. Your heart will beat faster, sometimes you will breathe more often, and your emotions will be diametrically opposite. Many women are not sure whether they are doing everything right and whether they are really ready for their new task. These thoughts are important for parents and are the first part of the initiation of communication.
It may happen that now you will smell more sharply, there will be an aversion to certain foods, or, conversely, an appetite will suddenly wake up, as well as the notorious nausea that plagues pregnant women in the first trimester. At this time, in some women, the skin of the face becomes oversensitive and more oily. It is during this period that you feel how you need special care and support.
Bear with a little! Symptoms of body restructuring will soon pass. The adaptation lasts from the 12th to the 16th week, and then the time for well-being will come.
Relax and enjoy
Wellness Time: Second Trimester of Pregnancy
“A new life is developing. All natural forces are revealed. ”
A new life is actively developing inside you, and in the body the forces for its maintenance, laid down by nature, are revealed. The nausea of the first weeks passes, the stomach is rounded, but so far it is still very small. For several weeks now, you know that inside you is a new life, but now you also feel it.
At first, these sensations resemble the gentle flutter of a butterfly in the stomach, then they become more intense. The baby is especially active at night, when the body relaxes and the child has more free space for movement. You will probably be happy from the realization that your baby is moving, which means that he is well.
By the way, each emotion causes the production of various hormones in the body. Sometimes these are hormones of happiness, sometimes hormones of stress. They penetrate through the mother’s womb to the baby who experiences the same emotions as you. Thanks to such training, having been born, he will already be able to experience the whole spectrum of human feelings.
All this time, the child develops and grows, the belly becomes more rounded, the waist disappears, and due to the increased blood volume, many women sweat more often. Your legs begin to respond to fluid retention in the body and the growing uterus, which compresses the venous vessels, impairing blood flow.
A small creature, not yet born, is already present in your life, causing more and more questions in your head. Which bed is suitable for the apartment? Should I buy a pram, sling, or both? How will the baby be born: in a maternity hospital, clinic or at home? Do as your heart tells you, rely on your intuition: each child, each person, fortunately, is individual.
Stress time: third trimester of pregnancy
The path is almost gone: only a few weeks are left before birth! Only 4% of children are born by a pre-calculated deadline: some are born earlier, others need more time to be ready for life outside their mother’s belly. Let everything go more calmly in recent weeks. Now is the time to relax as often as possible.
Consciously enjoy spending time together as a couple, as soon there will be three of you! Definitely, the desire to finally take the baby in her arms will constantly increase. Sometimes such a desire appears because pregnancy becomes tiring, at night it becomes more difficult to choose a comfortable position for sleeping. During the day, your back or tired legs are more likely to bother you. The baby is likely to press on the bladder, which causes you to get up more often at night. But then, when you can hardly expect this, everything begins: you sincerely wish yourself at least a little more time.