So while you're in the sweet spot in the middle of pregnancy, here are 7 ways you can get the most out of it.
7 Ways to Enjoy the Second Trimester of Pregnancy
1. Flaunt Your Fuller Hair.
By the second trimester of pregnancy, your hair has begun to grow more thick and full. Be forewarned, after you give birth, it will start to fall out. So while you have it, flaunt it.
2. Get Noticeable Nails.
The hormone surges responsible for your thicker, fuller, glossier hair are also the same ones making your fingernails stronger and longer. After baby arrives, you won't have time for manicures like you do now (and who needs to wear nail art while they're changing diapers all day?). The second trimester of pregnancy is the time to enjoy your beautiful fingernails. Whether you paint your own nails at home or head out to the salon for your manicure, choose a pregnancy-safe nail polish to avoid absorbing carcinogens and toxins into your bloodstream.
3. Glow, Baby, Glow.
The pregnancy acne that's so common during the first trimester may have calmed down by the second trimester and the increased blood through your body and hormones are creating that famous pregnancy glow. Enjoy how little make up you need at this stage of pregnancy and just let your natural beauty shine. In order to prevent the mask of pregnancy from putting out your pregnancy glow, protect your natural shine with a pregnancy safe sunscreen.
4. Prevent Pregnancy Stretch Marks.
If you haven't begun your stretch marks prevention regimen, the second trimester of pregnancy is the time. Get a stretch mark oil and use it in the mornings after bathing. Use a companion body butter or stretch mark cream in the evenings before going to bed. Enjoy the process of moisturizing by getting Daddy in on the oil application, and remind him that he needs to rub it onto your belly, hips, thighs, bottom and breasts.
5. Get It On.
I thought I was a freak of nature in the second trimester of pregnancy and all I could think about was sex. I had frequent sex dreams and felt in the mood all the time. Although not all women experience the second trimester turn on, it turns out that many women do. Again, the increased blood flow and hormones are largely to credit, making genitalia more sensitive and leading to more intense feelings of sexual arousal. Plus, at this stage, you have more energy again and are over the early pregnancy morning sickness and, bonus, you don't have to use contraceptives anymore.
6. Dress Pregnant, Not Fat.
Many women gain a little weight in the first trimester or have a little tummy that's easily be mistaken for minor weight gain. Dressing your pregnant body in the first trimester often requires tunic tops and other loose clothing that really just makes you look heavier, rather than pregnant. By the second trimester of pregnancy, however, you'll actually get a full baby bump and, darn, you're just going to *have* to go shopping for new clothes. Enjoy choosing more contour-hugging tops and dresses now, and having people know that you're becoming a mom.
7. Travel Now.
The discomforts of the first trimester of pregnancy usually keep women at home and in bed, battling with fatigue and morning sickness, when they're not working or otherwise trying to carry on with their lives. In the third trimester, you'll start to face restrictions on travel. The second trimester of pregnancy is the best time to hit the road, hop on a plane, and have a footloose- and fancy-free vacation before your little bundle of joy arrives.
I hope you have a wonderful second trimester of pregnancy! What ways are you making the most of your second trimester?
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