One of the most amazing times in a woman’s life is the season of pregnancy, labor, and delivery. It’s truly such a beautiful time, carrying your baby and preparing to welcome this little life into the world. But this season also comes with a lot of challenges and difficulties as well.
Having just given birth just three months ago, I was inspired to create this guide of tips for each stage of pregnancy. I’m by no means an expert but these are a few helpful ideas I’ve compiled along the way, with a few that my friends and followers on Instagram shared!
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Here we go from trimester one all the way to postpartum!
First Trimester (Weeks 0 -13)
You just found out you’re pregnant! So exciting! Congratulations!
What can you expect after this? And how can you navigate this initial period of baby’s development?
At first it feels like nothing is happening then the early symptoms kick in and you become acutely aware that a human being is growing inside you – a truly amazing feeling.
Second Trimester (Weeks 14-26)
You’ve made it a third of the way through! You’re beginning to feel a little better and more energetic. This was always my favorite time in pregnancy. It felt like I was in limbo between the early stages and the end. This is supposedly the best trimester in terms of symptoms so make the most of it.
Third Trimester (Weeks 27-40)
You’re in the home stretch! It’s almost time for baby to arrive, which can be very exciting and very scary at the same time. Enjoy these last few moments with your partner and any kids you might already have because life is about to change!
Fourth TrimesteR (Months 1-3)
Your precious little baby is finally here and you can begin your journey as the mama of a newborn. It’s such a beautiful moment when you first meet your baby. Nothing in the entire nine-month process could prepare you for this… But this begins an era of sleepless nights and MUCH more.
These are a few of my tips for pregnancy and postpartum. I hope that they were helpful in some way. Leave a comment down below letting me know what you think of this guide and anything you would add! And please share with all your pregnant or soon to be pregnant friends.
Author - Beryl
Beryl has a passion for writing pieces that uplift, inspire, and encourage you to bloom. She's been blogging since October 2018.