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“Coming this fall:2022” YOUR GUIDE TO SECOND TRIMESTER OF PREGNANCY

Last morning our beloved Aisha(Sonam Kapoor) took the internet by storm when she and her husband (Anand Ahuja) announced their pregnancy through their Instagram handles. 

In these pictures, Sonam is lying with her head on Anand’s lap. She looked stunning in a black bodysuit and showed off her baby bump. The post was captioned as, ”Four hands. To raise you the very best we can.

Two hearts. That will beat in unison with yours, every step of the way.

One family. Who will shower you with love and support. We can’t wait to welcome you. ❤️❤️❤️ #everydayphenomenal #comingthisfall2022′.

Check out their post here:

We dug deeper and discovered that Sonam Kapoor is more than three months pregnant. According to a source close to the Kapoor family, “She is, in reality, four months pregnant. As a result, she will mostly deliver around August 2022. She hadn’t been seen around much in recent times, and this was the reason. Many of her friends and relatives had gotten a smell of it, but she had not confirmed it with the majority of them until today.”

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Now that Bollywood is bustling with mommy-to-bes, we think it’s time to drop the bomb and list some early pregnancy tips that will help you have a more comfortable labour. Pregnant women frequently feel their best throughout the second trimester of their pregnancy. Although new bodily changes are taking place, the worst of the nausea and fatigue have passed, and the baby bulge isn’t yet large enough to cause discomfort. Many women, however, continue to have questions and worries during their second trimester of pregnancy. So, here’s a list of Dos and Don’t for a more blissful second trimester: 

DO’s for a SECOND TRIMESTER: 

  1. Stay Hydrated:

Keeping hydrated throughout your pregnancy might help you avoid a variety of illnesses such as headaches, dizziness, kidney stones, constipation, and even preterm labour. Doctors advised that you consume 8-12 cups of water per day. Sparkling water, herbal tea, juices, soups, and a variety of fruits are other excellent sources of hydration.

  1. Take care of your stretch marks:
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Every single day, your baby bump turns rounder, cuter and bigger. Around this period, you will see a lot of stretch marks on your tummy. Apply an excellent moisturiser, such as olive oil, coconut oil, or cocoa butter, all over the body twice a day, right after bathing and before going to bed. Stretch marks can be avoided by keeping your skin moisturised and nourished.

  1. Visit your Gynae Regularly: 
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Visit your Gynaecologist on a regular basis, at least every four weeks, or more frequently if your doctor recommends it. At each visit, your doctor will examine your baby’s growth as well as the baby’s heartbeat. 

  1. Eat a Balanced Diet: 
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As there is another individual growing inside you, nutrition is critical during pregnancy. Make sure you eat a well-balanced diet. Consume a lot of protein-rich foods as well as iron and calcium-rich foods. Your doctor may prescribe important nutrients such as iron and calcium supplements. Make certain that you receive them on time. Consume a fibre-rich diet to avoid constipation during this period.

  1. Exercise Regularly: 

If you exercised prior to pregnancy and during the first trimester, it is necessary to continue your activity in the second trimester with workouts such as brisk walking, yoga, and weight lifting. Because the body is undergoing so many changes, it is critical to keep to your schedule.

  1. Take Prenatal vitamins:
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Prenatal vitamins are not the same as regular multivitamins. When you’re pregnant, your body’s demands alter, and your growing baby has special vitamin requirements as well. Your body and your baby require these essential vitamins, just as they did throughout the first trimester of your pregnancy. Prenatal vitamins provide you with all of the calcium, iron, zinc, and folate that you require. Folate is essential because it aids in the prevention of some common and significant birth abnormalities, such as spina bifida and anencephaly.

  1. Get Plenty of Sleep:

Even if you don’t feel as tired as you did in the first trimester, it’s still crucial to get as much high-quality sleep as you can at night – aim for 8-9 hours. Setting aside time in the afternoon to nap or rest can also be beneficial. The trick is to listen to your body and rest when it tells you it’s time.

DON’Ts for a SECOND TRIMESTER:

  1. Avoid Too much Caffeine:

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While many experts recommend eliminating caffeine from your diet totally, many others believe that modest quantities are healthy. Caffeine, which may be found in coffee, tea, chocolate, and energy drinks, is a diuretic, meaning it causes you to urinate more and makes you more susceptible to dehydration. It can also elevate your heart rate or blood pressure, all of which can be harmful to your pregnant body.

  1. Don’t Sleep on your Back: 

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Sleeping on your back can put pressure on your spine and major blood arteries. This can result in lower back pain, shortness of breath, and a blockage of your baby’s blood flow. As a result, sleeping on your left side is recommended. You can also use a pillow between your knees or beneath your stomach to keep your legs slightly apart and your tummy supported.

  1. Don’t take stress: 

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Abnormal tension that causes sadness and unhappiness should be avoided. High amounts of stress can have an impact on the health of the unborn baby. Depression may also be harmful to your child. Stress and sadness cause your body to produce particular chemicals and hormones that can constrict blood vessels, reduce oxygen supply to the uterus, and hinder your baby’s growth.

  1. Don’t take medication unless necessary: 
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Medicines you consume can cross the placenta and reach your baby’s circulation. As a result, it’s critical to understand the safety of any medications you’re taking while pregnant.

  1. Don’t wear high heels:

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Who doesn’t adore a good pair of stilettos? Avoid wearing high heels as your pregnancy continues since your center of gravity shifts as your weight and body shape change. This can make it difficult for you to walk steadily, increasing your chances of falling. It is best to wear comfortable sandals or shoes with enough arch support.

ENJOY YOUR SECOND TRIMESTER 

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Many pregnant women look forward to the second trimester. It can be rather enjoyable with nausea and weariness in the rearview mirror, and not yet navigating the world with a fully pregnant belly.

Maintain the habits you established in your first trimester — eat properly, stay active, remain hydrated, and avoid potentially risky foods, drinks, and sports — and you will sail into your third and final trimester of a healthy pregnancy. Now, if this blog was any helpful, comment down below and let me know, and I’ll come up with more such interesting blogs for you to munch on!

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