This is the first week in your second trimester, the one a lot
of women find the most comfortable of the three. Your nausea and
exhaustion are likely to have lifted, or are starting to and you
won't be so big that you feel awkward and cumbersome. Expect a
surge of energy in the next few weeks as your body really starts
pumping out those feel good hormones.
When you are 14 weeks pregnant, it is time to look into an
exercise programme specifically designed for pregnant women. It is
important that you start doing pelvic floor exercises now, which
will help your body to support the increasing weight of your
uterus. Many potential problems can be avoided by doing regular,
daily repetitions which will strengthen your pelvic floor
If possible, book in with a class of women who will be
experiencing the same changes as yourself. Many long term
friendships have been forged over ante-natal exercise classes,
where it is often impossible not to laugh at yourself, as well as
others. You may find your greatest emotional support is coming from
your female friends around now, close as you are to your partner.
There's just something about shared experiences which sets off a
sense of connection.
Week 15 to come.