So…in my previous Mummy and baby post, we talked about how to survive first trimester in pregnancy. This post will include my own experiences on how I survived my second and third trimester so keep reading my lovies!!!
I can start by saying that second trimester was kind of heaven for me apart from the constant toilet breaks! Anyway at this point I could eat without getting nauseous (thank God), I know some women get nauseous all throughout their pregnancies without a break so that must suck, but I was blessed so I kept eating lol. I had so much appetite at this stage. The things that I craved the most were: nuts, olives and more OLIVES, if I think about it now, I was pretty healthy and my husband made sure that I had fruit cut up for every breakfast at work. I didn’t really crave anything sweet and I stopped liking barbecue flavour, I used to love TGI Fridays spare ribs but at this point I felt sick to my stomach to even think about that nevertheless, I still had their pina coladas haha only without the alcohol.
I also started embracing my little bump in second trimester, I loved knowing that my daughter was there all safe and cosy, she kicked quite hard though and by the third trimester it felt like someone was beating me up from inside my womb, she had quite strong kicks that the average baby.
My emotions in the second trimester were ok, I would get distracted by carrying on doing whatever I normally used to do and worked as normal. I can say that for me second trimester was easy peasy so I can’t really comment on how to survive second trimester. However, things took a turn again on the third trimester.
Third trimester takes FOREVER and EVER! At this point in my life I just wanted to meet my bundle of joy and so did our families and friends so the waiting felt like an eternity.
My whole body ached at this point too, backaches, strong sense of smell (that was the worst), feeling nauseous (yes, the nausea returned at its full force), tired legs, needing to visit the bathroom every 15 minutes during the night hahaha, it was astruggle indeed.
Honestly, the best way to survive at this point is to ask your partner for massages as much as possible and relax in the bath with warm water, this will ease all the pain and will make you feel much more comfortable. To avoid having to go to the bathroom a million times during the night, make sure you don’t drink caffeine or have too many liquids before bed. Sounds disgusting, but if necessary have a bucket near by so you can pee easily rather than having to and from the toilet 24/7.
Avoid wearing perfumes or anything that makes you nauseous haha the people around you should also avoid that. I struggled quite alot with this one as even shower gels and smell of leather amongst other things made me feel sick.
Please, please, please take your prenatal vitamins as these are vital for yourself and the baby. It can also help you to take iron tablets if you’re feeling exhausted. Walking is a good exercise to help you with labour but there is no need to go over the top with it.
The last advice that I can give is to be easy on yourself as you might feel down and useless at this stage and it can really affect your mental health. Remember that you are carrying this tiny human being that you created and that is a miracle itself. You can do this and don’t let anybody bring you down. You are a super woman. Maybe whenever you feel down, you can start planning what you want to do for when the baby arrives also, have you packed the hospital bag already? If not, you can distract your mind with that.
Anyway, I hope this has helped you somehow and if you ever need someone to talk, feel free to message me. We are all in this together and it is always great to share experiences.
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“Everything grows rounder and wider and weirder, and I sit here in the middle of it all and wonder who in the world you will turn out to be.”
— Carrie Fisher