Week 14 and The Influential Parent with Bridget Richard
Release Date: 10/29/2018
Postpartum doulas are engaged in care for the baby and family during the first 12 weeks of life for the new baby. Jessica Stapp is here to help navigate the ins and outs of hiring and utilizing a postpartum doula as well as give great tips for setting boundaries around your baby, your home life, and your health. Resources we discussed: Connect with Jessica:info_outline Week 41 Are You Still Pregnant?!
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Congratulations mama you’ve made it to your second trimester!
From week 14 to week 27, you find yourself in the middle trimester somewhere between nauseous and gigantically uncomfortable.
The second trimester is typically every pregnant woman‘s favorite trimester because many of the elements of the first trimester have subsided now. Hopefully this trimester you’ll see a relief from nausea, severe exhaustion and the constant need to pee, and perhaps even a lift in your libido.
Now that you’re starting to show, it’s time to go shopping for your new maternity wardrobe. You may still be able to get some use out of your non maternity clothes for a little longer - think flow shirts and elastic waist bottoms, maxi dresses and kimonos - but as your body grows and changes with your baby, you’ll want to invest in some good quality, capsule maternity wardrobe pieces.
As for your little one, she’s growing hair on her head, eyebrows and body. The downy coat of hair on your baby’s body is called Lanugo and is there to keep her warm, but it will start to shed as baby accumulates fat, taking over this function. She can use her facial muscles to smile and frown, and is moving constantly. Her digestive system continues to develop and her intestines are creating meconium which is a super sticky, black tar like substance that makes up her first few bowel movements.
Baby is about the size of a lemon, 3.5-4 inches and weighs around 2 ounces.
Bridget Richard is an independently licensed social worker who has been working in mental health for over 20 years. She has a private family therapy practice in Cleveland, OH where she helps individuals and families with a variety of emotional and mental health concerns. As a wife and mother of two grade school aged boys she recognized a need to support mothers of all kinds in finding the self-confidence to embrace their unique gifts and translate those gifts into positive parenting strategies. The Influential Parent blog is where she strives to empower mothers through sharing stories, as well as giving tips and advice on modern motherhood. Her goal is to encourage mothers to be confident leaders in their family and around the world.
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