You just found out that you’re pregnant and you’re so excited! You start daydreaming about your baby bump, start thinking “who will plan my baby shower?”, start looking through the registry, and cannot stop thinking about that Pinterest perfect boho chic nursery!
When it comes to being pregnant, you are the star of the show. You are getting all the attention, all the questions, all the gifts, all the advice (oh the advice), and your significant other often gets left in the dark. Sometimes, it is like they are all but forgotten. I mean let’s face it, you are the one growing that baby.
I lay in bed, my mind is racing. It was a long day and I am exhausted, but I cannot settle down. “Take a warm bath.” “Try this lavender essential oil roller.”
“It is totally normal, you just had a baby.”
Somewhere my thoughts go awry and yet I cannot stop it.
So, you just had a baby. You are sore, swollen, and have all kinds of fluids leaking from various places. And somehow, you still look pregnant. Allow yourself grace and time to recover. In the meantime, let’s discuss your physical self in these early postpartum days and what you can do to support your body in it’s recovery.
Finding out about your pregnancy is exciting! Most women will confirm the pregnancy and have a “dating” ultrasound in the first trimester. At this time, you may find out that – SURPRISE – you are expecting twins!
As you eagerly await your baby’s arrival into this world, a lot of emotions may occur: joy, anticipation, nervousness, stress, excitement, etc. These emotions grow even stronger as your due date draws closer!
You have made it to the last month of pregnancy and are getting so close to meeting the newest member of your family! As a first time mother myself, I know that it can feel a little overwhelming.
As your pregnancy progresses further into the third trimester, are you finding yourself thinking about the upcoming weeks? Maybe you’ve found yourself beginning the infamous “nesting stage” where you are arranging and rearranging your baby’s nursery and endlessly re-organizing.
The first and second trimesters often fly by and you quickly find yourself 7 months pregnant with a huge to-do list. All of a sudden it becomes “real” that you will soon hold your little one in your arms and you may feel overwhelmed or not ready at all.