Thursday, June 24, 2010
Congratulations! You’re in the second trimester of your pregnancy. By weeks 13 through 27, your morning sickness has faded away gradually and you should be feeling better than your first trimester.
You’ll feel energetic and full of vitality. You can do a lot more than when you were in the first three months.
However, this does not mean that you can do anything you want. You still need to be cautious about what you do and avoid doing too many activities. Stay focused on your diet intake and your health and exercise.
The following guide will assist you in preparing for your second trimester:
1. Control your appetite. Compared to the previous trimester, it’s improving now. Try not to overeat and watch out for getting overweight. Get balanced nutritious food instead of fast food.
2. Handle leg cramps by straightening and lifting up your legs for several minutes. If you get cramp, move your toes upward and hold for a few seconds.
3. Carry out ‘low impact’ exercise. Getting pregnant does not mean you do not need to exercise. Swimming and walking are good exercises for pregnant women. Ask your hubby or friends to join you.
4. Perform Kegels to strengthen pelvic floor muscles. Simply squeeze the muscles for a few seconds and let them relax just like when you stop and start urine flow. Do it several times a day as trained muscles can make labor easier.
Besides you’ll be enjoying this second trimester, another incredible thing is coming up. In the 22nd week of your pregnancy, the tiny little life inside your womb is about to start making little moves. Wow! You won’t believe it’s true ‘til you feel it by yourself. That is the miracle of life.
Enjoy the second trimester of your pregnancy and may God bless you!