Being pregnant, again, and now having a blog this time around, I knew I had to do a pregnancy series! Introducing “Pregnancy at a Glance – Month by Month “ Hopefully you’ll find a nugget of wisdom here or there. (This post contains zero affiliate links)
Pregnancy at a Glance – Month by Month
Pregnancy Month 4
What Mom is Feeling:
Welcome to the second trimester! I love this trimester. A time when your passed the high rates of miscarriage. For a look at ‘Pregnancy and Miscarriage’ — Click here. A time when you are (hopefully) past morning sickness and complete exhaustion.
For most women the second trimester is the best trimester. Your not too big with baby that continuing on normal activities is easier.
Click here to check out the scale of exercise and exertion while you are pregnant
There seems this a huge list of do’s and don’ts for a pregnant women. During this trimester of the most activity while you are pregnant, this list is overwhelming.
Basic break down of the list is this;
–clean the house –come into contact with harmful chemicals
-garden with gloves on –clean the cat litter
-eat a well balance diet -intake drugs expect those Doctor okay
-drink at least 8 cups of water –drink alcohol
-take prenatal vitamins daily -eat all seafood, but be selective
-care for yourself –no hot tubs or hot showers
–exercise and stretch –over exercise/stretch
-work for as long as you can -sit for long periods of time
–continue to have sex -don’t hold back communication partner
–drink coffee or tea -drink caffeine all day, but limit it
-get your hair regularly trimmed -bother with dyes or perms
For more answers to what is safe during pregnancy — Click here and check it out!
Baby’s Growth and Development for this Month: Week 14 – 17
Baby is now about 3 inches long, and weighs one and a half ounces. Such a tiny baby, but baby can already grasp, grimace and frown. Fine hair covers the entire body of your baby.
Read more about your baby stage here at Baby Centre.ca
Picture of what Baby Looks like for this Month:
If You Have Older Children at Home:
This is the month where as your news gets out to the public, you’ll be slowly congratulated! Near the end of this month excitement of the news may start to wane. Even with your older kids. There is nothing big, round, and visible to remind them that a baby is on its way.
And that’s ok.
This can be a month that pregnancy gets forgotten, by everyone, even you. Roll with it and enjoy it, because this stage wont last long and soon you’ll be waddling. 🙂
What and How to Prepare for Baby:
This is the month that the pants get a little tight.
Buy some maternity clothes.
No need to go over board, but definitely buy something that fits you TODAY and try not to upgrade your pants size while in the dressing room because you think you’ll needing the extra room near the end of your pregnancy.
Yes, you’ll have a round belly near the end, but your ONLY really round for about a month or so. So to avoid pulling up your pants every time you bend over or move for, the next four months, buy something that will fit you in the dressing room. Make sure it’s tight enough that it doesn’t slip while you walk around.
I love going to second-hand stores for this shopping. Unless you need a specific wardrobe (i.e. business), you can invest in a few choice pieces at a second-hand store that are only a fraction of the price of boutique maternity clothing store.
You could also try a maternity outlet store to see what they have to offer!
Happy Shopping Pregnant Mom.
For a look at Pregnancy Month 1 — Click here
Pregnancy Month 2 — Click here
Pregnancy Month 3 — Click here
By: Sharon Schuler
I’m not a doctor, nurse, or obgyn. I’m just sharing some of my pregnancy experience! (x6) These are my own words but with strong direction from BabyCentre.ca. I’m not affiliate with BabyCentre.ca I just really LOVE the information I find there and I would recommend the site to all of my friends.