Third Trimester Self-Care Tips for Mom-To-Be

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Oh, the glorious third trimester! It’s like the grand finale of pregnancy, filled with excitement and, let’s be honest, a good dose of ‘can we just get this over with?’

As we countdown to D-Day (Delivery Day!), it’s super important to wrap ourselves in some extra TLC.

Here’s my go-to self-care toolkit for the third act of our baby-growing journey:

Prenatal Rubdowns

Oh, the bliss of a massage! It’s not just indulgence—it’s essential for easing those wild third-trimester twinges. Find someone skilled in prenatal magic hands.

Zen Mama Moves

Keep it flowing with some preggo-friendly moves. Prenatal yoga and floating in the pool are my escapes from the belly-up life.

Snack-athon

Munching little and often on iron and protein-packed yummies gives me and the bump a high-five in nutrients. Plus, it's like a mini energy boost!

Pillow Paradise

Resting is non-negotiable. I’m all about that pillow fort life—anything to support the belly mountain and find some zzz’s.

Hydrate with a Twist

Water's my BFF, but I sneak in some hydration heroes like watermelon and cucumber to mix it up.

Mama's Day Out

A little mani-pedi or a soft-glow facial can lift my spirits. Just make sure the beauty cave is au naturel with the fumes, okay?

Birth Blueprint

Penning down my birth wishes makes me feel like the CEO of Delivery Day. It’s good to have a plan, even if baby might have another script in mind.

Baby School

I’m all about those childbirth classes. Learning the ropes gives me a sense of, “I’ve totally got this!”

Partner Time

Date nights might get tricky with a watermelon for a belly, but I treasure these moments. It’s about us before we become three.

Mind Matters

Growing a human is mind-boggling! I keep my mental health in check with chats, cuddles, or a good ol’ heart-to-heart with my support squad.

You Got This!

Sending all you mommas love and pillow forts! Share your third-trimester survival tips below! 👇

How’s that for a mom-to-be’s self-care guide? Tailored just for you, by someone who's been there, done that, and got the (maternity) T-shirt! 😉

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Why is my Baby Crying?!

Why is my Baby Crying

Little fun fact: Babies typically cry for 2-3 hours daily.

Remember: It's totally normal for your baby to have a crying spree, especially at night (yes, the infamous witching hour). It's tough but hang in there—it usually peaks around 6 weeks and gets better by 3 months.

Crying is your baby's way of sending you messages. It'll take some time, but you'll start to notice the nuances in their cries. When in doubt, try a little detective work to soothe them.

Here are some top reasons why babies cry:

Hunger

Sometimes, all they need is a little snack. Look for hunger signs, and remember, soothing before feeding can help if they're really upset.

Sleepiness

An overtired baby is a fussy baby. Learning their sleep signals is key to avoiding those overtired tears.

Need for cuddles

Your touch is comforting. Consider babywearing—it's a cozy fix that keeps your hands free.

Teething

It usually starts after 4 months. Cool teething toys work wonders, and don't hesitate to consult your pediatrician for pain relief options.

Diaper duty

A quick peek will let you know if it's time for a change.

Illness

More crying than usual could signal they're sick. Look for fever or other symptoms and get medical advice if something doesn't feel right.

Discomfort

They could be uncomfortable. Try to find and remove the cause if possible.

Gas

It's not fun for anyone. Bicycle their legs to help pass gas, and ensure good burping during feeds.

Overstimulation

ometimes it's all just too much. Tone down the environment for some quiet cuddle time.

Temperature check

Fussing and skin changes can signal they're too hot or cold. Adjust as needed for their comfort.

Attention Pregnant and New Mamas

No need for tears over tears! Bookmark this post for those times you're playing the guessing game with your baby's cries.

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