Did you know there are more than the typical 3 trimesters of pregnancy? Today I’m spilling the tea on everything you can expect from conception to the mysterious “4th trimester.” (from your local St George Hospital Birth Photographer)
I had no idea there was a “4th trimester” until after I’d had 2 babies! I’m so glad I know now! And let me tell you: knowing about and preparing for that one, will make your recovery SO much easier!
As a St George Hospital Birth photographer, I’m not only going to share with you what to expect in each, but also a lot of local resources you can use as you plan for your pregnancy, newborn and birth in St. George.
First Trimester: The Secret Life of Pregnancy
The first trimester is like a secret club where only you and your growing baby are members. During these first 12 weeks, your body is working overtime to create a new life, and you might be feeling the effects (hello, morning sickness). It’s like you’re part of an exclusive group that only fellow expectant moms can truly understand.
I’ve always had fairly easy going 1st trimesters with my pregnancies. I’ll definitely get nauseous, but I don’t throw up much!
But I have learned that one of the best things you can do is eat little meals that focus on protein! It will help keep you full, and your little baby needs to grow those cells!
Here are some other resources in St George for the 1st trimester.
Second Trimester: The Golden Age
For many, the second trimester is the golden age of pregnancy, where you can finally start enjoying the journey. With the nausea subsiding and the baby bump showing, it’s time to embrace the experience.
Third Trimester: The Home Stretch
The third trimester is when things start to get real. As you prepare for your baby’s arrival, you’ll want to make sure you have everything in place for a smooth transition.
If I could go back to when I was pregnant with my first baby, I would HANDS DOWN take a birth class! I’ve seen first hand how amazing it is to be very well educated on your body and how exactly birth works! Here are a few of the ones I know about:
Birth: The Main Event
The moment you’ve been waiting for is finally here: birth! Whether you’re planning a vaginal birth or a C-section, this stage is exciting and emotional!
If you want more details on birth, make sure to check out this blog post all about 10 Things Your Doctor Doesn’t Tell You About Giving Birth
Of course, these are moments you’ll always want to remember (even if things don’t go perfectly according to plan). Hiring a birth photographer is something I’ve never heard anyone say they regret! Click here to see my birth photography portfolio. I have lots of images as a St George Hospital Birth Photographer
The 4th Trimester: What No One Tells You
Surprise! Your journey doesn’t end with birth. The 4th trimester is the first three months of your baby’s life, where both of you are adjusting to the world outside the womb.
Of course, every journey is unique, and it’s okay to feel a whole range of emotions along the way. As long as you’ve got your support system and resources, you’ll be able to navigate this crazy adventure.
Thanks for reading!
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