Sex is great
The second trimester has other charms. Your sex life may resume. Master sex investigators Master and Johnson found that 80 percent of women reported a significant improvement in the sexual side of their lives compared to the first trimester; some even claimed that their sex life was not so good before pregnancy.
“It was great,” recalls Carol Tucker, a writer and mother of two who believes her pregnancy was better during pregnancy than in any other period of her marriage. The best thing was that there was no need to be afraid to get pregnant! ”
Third trimester: sensory overload
At some point, your body, which may have brought you much joy in the preceding months of pregnancy, becomes clumsy and overweight. You sadly say that you have become like a watermelon or a whale thrown ashore.
The size of your body and the position of the baby make life very difficult in the last months of pregnancy. The movements of the child, previously soft, can now cause pain because it has grown. You may experience shortness of breath; it can be difficult for you to get up from your chair or tie your shoe laces without taking your foot off the floor, if you see it at all. Your heart may ache, other varied pains and ailments appear. “Until the very end, I felt pain in the pelvis, as if I were wearing very tight panties, although I only wore a dress,” recalls writer Becky Stern, the mother of two children.
In emotional terms, you may have a state of “sensory overload”. Studies show that in the last months of pregnancy, the fears that tormented you in the first trimester come back with renewed vigor. You are worried about your health, the health of the baby, you are scared of the upcoming birth, you are worried that you have gained a lot of weight, you are worried if your chest will sag and there will be no stretch marks on your stomach. You are again worried about whether you can handle the role of the mother. If earlier this was thought of as the future, now the term for becoming a mother is inevitably approaching. You may be concerned about how your older children react to the appearance of a newborn in the house. You are scared to think about how you will deal with all this.
But at the same time, you are already used to thinking about your imminent transformation into a mother of a newborn, and perhaps you are trying to find out how you can get rid of some fears. Magazines, books, pregnant women whom you meet while waiting for a doctor's appointment can help you. Try to always be busy, do not leave yourself time to think about what lies ahead.
But the last trimester is not only a time of fear and despondency. He is also filled with hope and anticipation. “I only thought that I could soon hug my child,” recalls Lonnie Hagstrom-Benner. I was so looking forward to it that I forgot about what should precede it. ”