Mothers-to-be say that the first Trimester is confusing and scary. This is due to the sudden bodily changes such as morning sickness and nausea. The knowledge of being a mother is also a trigger to a series of thoughts and emotions. By the time the second trimester crawls in, you become more comfortable. Once the initial surprises of physical changes fade away, you will begin to embrace them. By the time most moms enter the third trimester, they are exhausted.
While pregnancy is scary, it is also beautiful. They say with beauty comes sacrifice. Here are a few sacrifices you will have to make during this crucial time, but don’t regret it- because, in the end, everything will be worth it.
Travelling isn’t advised during this time. Bodily stress caused by traveling suggests the chances of miscarriages or preterm births to be higher. The fatigue experienced during this time serves as a party pooper as well. Spend this time planning local travel if you must. However, be prepared for bathroom breaks and medical emergencies at all times.
At this time you may doze off way more than you’d imagine. Don’t worry. Sleep is essential for you at this point. A well-rested body creates a healthy environment for the baby. Relaxation at this point is all you need so don’t think too much if you miss a dinner or a TV show, you can always do it again.
3. No time for luxuries
You will spend most of your third trimester going in for doctors’ visits. While at that point it may seem like a hassle to you, it isn’t. Regular visits to your doctorhelp you to be more prepared during delivery. Ultrasounds and nutrition advice are guaranteed. It also serves as a great way to keep yours and your baby’s health in check.
4. Not being at work
Taking your maternity leave earlier allows you to rest at home. During this time you can sleep, exercise or make plans for the next few months. Make a birth wish list- keeping you prepared for Labor. Another great idea is a birth playlist with songs which will soothe you during labor. This time off will help you to be a little calmer during labor as you are more prepared.
5. Inducing labor
Many people claim that Inducing Labor will have adverse effects on the baby. However, if you are advised to by your doctor- trust them. Induction of labor is usually advised in cases of medical emergencies. You’re in safe hands. Relax.
6. No junk food
We know how the cravings get the better of you during pregnancy. Not being allowed to eat junk could seem like a big deal, but when you will witness that healthy bundle of cuteness in your arms it will all seem totally worth the sacrifice. And replacing sugar candies with fruit salad isn’t all that bad.
7. No late night parties
Because you always feel that you need more sleep and much more food. Oh yes, you will have to bid a farewell to the loud music and dance, grooving to the beats of your favorite numbers and gulping tequila shots. But the good part of this story is, you won’t really miss doing all this. The fatigue that preganant women experience reduce their enthusiasm for parties. And though you can count this one in your list of sacrifices, it will not really matter much.
Just remember a few things. The third trimester is the most exhausting one. The best thing to do during this time is to rest. Prop your feet on a few pillows and enjoy a good movie or show. Your body will thank you post-partum.
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