Feb 7, 2022
We are back on the Positively Green Podcast to talk all about everything you need to know for your 2nd and 3rd trimester of pregnancy. This is a no-nonsense episode full of down-to-earth experience and insight for all our soon-to-be mamas out there. Suzette and I don’t shy away from topics like sex while pregnant, circumcision, itchy breasts - and all the other glorious pregnancy symptoms mamas face as they finish out the last months of their pregnancy.
In this episode we discuss:
Common 2nd and 3rd Trimester symptoms and natural solutions:
Leg Cramps - taking Liquid IV or Concentrace and Magnesium supplements
Heartburn - Tum’s naturals because there’s no food dye.
Fluid retention - wearing Compression socks and switching to a silicone wedding ring
Pelvic and low back discomfort - wearing a Maternity belt for support and always sitting on my birth ball. Get your body in the water if you can! Utilize walking and the Spinning Babies stretches (link below).
Scratchy skin (tummy and breasts) - Earth Mama’s belly oil. Reduce your showering down to once every two days instead of every day (especially in a winter climate). Applying lotion at night before bed.
Breasts increasing in size - be sure to get comfortable bras that don’t restrict your ribcage because your diaphragm will put unnecessary pressure on your pelvic floor if your ribs can’t expand. I love True Body bras and Kindred Bravely’s nursing bras for comfort even before the baby arrives.
Numbness and tingling in hands and arms - (Thoracic Outlet Syndrome or Carpal Tunnel Syndrome) this issue especially kept me up at night. I found what worked best to be regular chiropractic care, cranial-sacral therapy, and wearing a wrist brace.
The best resources for your 2nd and 3rd trimester:
Your birth team! Rely on your OB, midwife, and doula to help you navigate questions and knowledge, it’s their job.
Shop secondhand at Goodwill for maternity clothes as you get bigger. I simply sized up to a L with tops and leggings.
BabyList for your baby registry. Have your baby shower before 30 weeks if you can. You are generally more comfortable!!
Use Facebook marketplace for the higher-priced baby items and save on getting them secondhand.