40 Weeks of Pregnancy – Week 6

Another Monday, and another installment of the pregnancy edition. If you are new, every week I am posting another week’s information on pregnancy. If you want to catch up, scroll to the bottom and click on previous articles. Otherwise, here is…
Week 6
The baby is growing! And pressing down on your bladder making you want to pee every five minutes or less. Really, it is not that bad. It is not going to go away until after birth, but you will get used to it.
If you haven’t started already, you will start getting emotional. I was pretty emotional to begin with, so this was just me in over-hyper-super drive. I liked to think of it as a purging. I got to cry out twenty five years worth of everything. Every chance I got. And Hubby got to pretend I was PMSing for nine months straight. Win win. No?
At this point you want to start assessing your diet, and make sure you are eating healthy. Also make sure you are not eating for two. Because, really, the little bean sprout growing inside of you only requires an extra 150 calories per day. Which is less than most granola bars. You can look into some light exercise. If you were pretty active before, you can continue being pretty active now. If you were a couch potato, now is not the time to start training for a marathon. Do some light walking for twenty to thirty minutes a day. You can also look into some yoga. I heard it is great. I didn’t get into yoga until recently, so I have no idea what yoga while pregnant feels like. But I am sure it is fine.
Your hormone levels are spiking so morning sickness may increase right about now. It should go back down in a couple of weeks.
In other news, it is super early, but if you are a planner like me, you want to start considering different types of birthing plans. Do your research, talk to you doctor, and see what is best for you. You may already know, and have done your homework before you even got pregnant. Now would be a good time to look into it to make sure it is still the path you want to follow.
 With that, I leave you for this week’s installment.
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