Pregnancy. It’s equal parts exhausting and amazing. Some days you feel like you’re on top of the world and other days you are nauseous and exhausted. Pregnancy is 40-week long roller coaster ride of emotions and symptoms.
Whether you love being pregnant and feel like you’re glowing for 9 months or you are miserable and can’t wait to meet your sweet little baby, here are our best tips and tricks for surviving the first trimester, adjusting to your changing body, and getting ready for baby.
Be sure to check out our Pregnancy and Postpartum Guide. It’s a great resource for Des Moines area clinics, doulas, chiropractors, therapists and more.
Babymoon – the last hurrah for you and your significant other before you’re tied down to that adorable new bundle of joy. I’m not sure the term “babymoon” has been around too terribly long, but I certainly appreciate the notion.
My first trimester rendered me basically worthless. So, here’s a little thank you letter to my husband for helping me through it. Perhaps you’ve experienced the same?
I really like the term rainbow baby. I think it’s a good way to remember the lost, but also to celebrate the miracle that is life. Expecting a rainbow baby is truly exciting. But, it can also be stressful.
I AM pregnant. And 39 years old.
And my oldest is 12. And my youngest is 4. And I already have three kids. And I work full time. And I just sold all my baby stuff at a garage sale.
Counting kicks is important because if there is a change in baby’s movement patterns, it could be an indication of a baby in distress. When prenatal movement patterns change, moms should alert their providers and get checked out.
By the time you make it to the third trimester of pregnancy, there are behaviors, some more pleasant than others, that come to be expected. Here’s what to expect when you’re in your last few weeks of pregnancy, and some things I can’t live without!