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.
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!
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.
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.
Congratulations, you are 6 months pregnant! This is a big milestone and a lot is happening. You are probably feeling great now that the initial morning sickness has subsided, you have more energy, and you’ve been able to share the news of your pregnancy with your family, friends, co-workers and leadership.
After a long first trimester, you’re finally rounding the corner and about to hit that “magical” second trimester! Around this time, your morning sickness will likely be getting better, allowing for more time at work, around friends, and less time attached to the toilet.
How did you find out that you were expecting? Intuition? Was your baby planned and you took a test to confirm when your cycle was late? Did you notice changes in your body and suspect you were getting sick? Were you nauseous all the time?