As you know I was very late to write about the first trimester and decided to not to the same with the second one (well, I’m a little bit late again, have to admit…). Everybody says the second trimester is the easiest one and I have to agree with that even considering that my first one was really calm.
What exactly changed during this period? Not too much I have to say in regards to my diet. I kept taking my supplements and in the end of the sixth month I started to feel hungrier so I was eating more but I was still feeling great. I’m still not drinking coffee and limiting my ingestion of caffeine in general (just drinking some organic cola from time to time and chocolate, can’t stop eating it). But I’m not doing that great with sugar. It doesn’t mean I’m consuming that much of it but I was craving sweets a lot during the fifth month.
I’ve tried to add flax seed oil to my meals but it makes me feel a little bit sick so I’m trying to keep it at least for two meals a week, not that much but still a great source of Omega 3.
The biggest change is that this is the time when you actually see your belly growing and start to feel your baby movements and that’s why I think it is such a special period. Also, I started with Pre Natal Yoga classes and they are great. A huge preparation to labour day (through breath techniques and poses to help you to keep moving your pelvis during pre-labour and labour) and an important exchange of experience. It’s amazing to be surrounded by moms-to-be once a week.
Sometimes I think if I’m overdoing with all this supplements and I know a lot of vegan moms-to-be don’t change anything in their diets and don’t take any supplements too but I don’t know I just prefere to sin by exaggeration than by the lack in this case. But as I’ve written before every pregancy – and every person- is a different experience. All I can say is this is working for me. The combo of eating well + taking supplements + keep exercising as much as I can is being the base of a quiet pregnancy and my blood tests are all good.
I’m now getting close to the end of this journey and get ready for the next fase of my life and I feel good. I don’t feel like I’m pregnant forever like some moms-to-be feel and I’m glad I still have some weeks to prepare myself for the big day. Day by day I’m getting ready for the arrival of my little boy.