How are your pelvic floor exercises coming along?
If you haven’t started yet then there is no time like the present.
As baby grows, more pressure will be put on your pelvic floor and you will really want to make sure that it is as strong as possible, you will thank us later. For more information on pelvic floor exercises see our article. Baby Baby is now the size of a large apple, approx. 8.5cm head to bottom and weighs about 43g – the same as a Cadbury’s twirl.
This week your baby will be drinking amniotic fluid which will go through their now working kidneys and then weeing, yes weeing it back out into the same fluid they are drinking 😬 Mum Hopefully you will be enjoying less early pregnancy symptoms now you are in the ‘honeymoon’ period of pregnancy.
Talking of honeymoons, well more specifically babymoons, are you planning on some time away with TOH at all?
Having a little time just the two of you can be a lovely way to talk and plan for baby’s arrival and the second trimester is the perfect time to go, for more inspiration see our babymoon article. Have you experienced any leg cramp yet?
This is quite common and often happens at night-time or when resting and you may find yourself leaping out of bed, which is fine while your bump is small but can become quite difficult later in your pregnancy.
Try doing plenty of stretches and drinking lots of fluid to reduce your chance of getting cramps.
This article has been written using the latest guidance and information from trusted sources, primarily the NHS. This information should not replace the advice from professional medical advice.