Be sure to keep taking advantage of your second trimester energy with continuing to exercise. Enrolling in a prenatal yoga class, swimming, or getting on the treadmill for some speed walking can really keep you in shape and help with those aches and pains of pregnancy. Women who exercise in pregnancy have shorter labors, lower chances of developing gestational diabetes or needing a C-section, and healthier babies.
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Reviewed by Dr. Jen Lincoln, April 2020
This is one of the only memories I was actually able to keep up with during my 2nd pregnancy! With my 1st, I kept a pregnancy journal of sorts with things that were happening, doctor’s notes from each appointment, belly pictures each week, nursery updates… With #2, #1 was in full-blown toddler mode, so belly pictures were my only documented memory. I’m glad I made myself continue that tradition!
It’s so true, the 2nd (and 3rd and 4th….) kids start having way less documentation even from before they are born! Thank goodness for smartphones these days 🙂