Managing your pregnancy well-being is so important particularly in the first trimester when you may not look pregnant, but chances are you’re feeling it! That’s because a flood of pregnancy hormones are starting to flow through your body to feed, nurture and support your growing baby. Experiencing these new emotions and accepting that ‘you are pregnant’ can be overwhelming, particularly when the journey to this point has been a little tricky. Rest assured many new mamas have these mixed emotions and they are all perfectly normal.
The second trimester
Brings lots of changes for your growing foetus and most likely a welcomed relief from symptoms such as morning sickness. Energy levels will be improved along with instant hunger pangs disappearing and maybe an increased appetite. Don’t be surprised if you’re congested you may even snore! Emotionally feeling more content, happy and ready to embrace a growing bump!
In your third trimester
Baby still has plenty of growing to do and you are over two thirds of the way through your pregnancy. It may feel as if there’s no way your tummy can get any bigger, but there’s no doubt it will! Your thoughts are now turning towards the birth, finishing work and those last minute household jobs.
Together we can look at:
- Accepting your pregnancy and overcome anxieties.
- Learning ways to deal with new emotions and feelings surrounding being pregnant.
- Managing work stresses more effectively.
- Supporting valuable ‘you’ time to recharge your batteries.
- Managing those little birthing niggles which may start to surface.
- Visualisations to connect you more deeply to your baby and strengthening your bond.
Just let me know if you need my help, Susie x
In Emily’s words ….
Susie’s support was instrumental on my journey to the birth of my lovely baby boy, after three long years of trying without success or explanation. Besides the benefits of the reflexology treatment, Susie’s reassuring words and practical advice were immensely helpful, not only in dealing with the emotional rollercoaster, but also in staying focused on my end goal and not losing hope. After falling pregnant, I again turned to Susie for help with the anxieties of early pregnancy. Our sessions really helped to reassure me and to pre-empt typical pregnancy feelings so I could deal with them, and to build a relationship with my growing bump. As my due date approached and thoughts turned to the birth, Susie was there for me again. Through our sessions, I learned to have confidence in my body and my ability to handle labour, as well as a number of techniques which proved invaluable on the day. My husband and I are truly grateful for all the help.
Emily – May 2014
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