Day 71, Week 11

Your Pregnancy journey

Here is when most of the morning sickness and nauseatic feeling subsides as you are now approaching your second trimester

You should look at joining a Pe natal class at this point in time. The classes will have different sessions that will guide you through the coming months of pregnancy, on various important topics like breastfeeding and lactation, labour and delivery, post natal care, child care, exercise sessions and much more. You should also involve you partner in the same as it will help him to be more connected to the pregnancy.

There are many pregnancy classes that are available for moms to be and parents to be. Let’s start with a basic classification – classes which offer only pregnancy exercises and classes which offer the complete pregnancy program. Within exercise classes there could be yoga or a prenatal workout program. These are very helpful as they allow moms to work out. Most of them will be in groups and there is a certified trainer who will supervise the class. You could also look at hiring a personal trainer who will then work with you individually. Group classes are of course more fun as you get to meet other moms and there is a higher level of motivation.

A complete program would then be again further divided – classes which focus only on birth preparation and classes which also cover pregnancy and post delivery information in addition to birth preparation. Additionally some classes will allow the spouse to attend all sessions whereas some will restrict spouse attendance to only the birth class. Choice of the class will depend on your own needs and preferences.

A pregnancy class will provide you with customised information which is relevant to your stage of pregnancy as well as your own requirements. Additionally you will be meeting other parents and that will help you to discuss your concerns and understand that most of what you are going thru is very normal and other parents are also going thru the same. Some of the things that a typical class will cover is nutrition, pregnancy information, safe exercises, labor preparation, breathing exercises, child care and breast feeding.

These trainers are counsellors and they will not provide medical advice but can help you to understand medical information and help you to understand your choices better.

Some classes may also be available on the online platform which means that you can take them from the comfort of your home.

Contact us at Awww and let us take you through the different options available for these classes as per your convenience.

Your baby’s growth

Congratulations!! The baby’s head is almost half the size of the body at this stage. The baby also starts to straighten up a little at this stage. The baby’s testicles in case of a boy or ovaries on case of a girl have formed so it is possible to determine the sex of the baby. In India it is however considered a crime to determine the sex of an unborn fetus and is punishable by law. All major organs like liver, kidney etc have been formed and will continue to grow over further over the next few weeks in your uterus along with you.

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