Week 31 gives me a lot of mixed reactions. I was overjoyed to see Annakate’s 4D ultrasound, and at the same time I am very nervous because baby items are not ready.
I visited my doctor too and she thinks I am doing well and I successfully gained only 1 pound since the last visit 14 days ago. Phew!
The only reason I could maintain the scale so well is by exercising. I try to swim 3 times a week. A few slow, easy laps in a pool can be invigorating, take some pressure off my swollen ankles for a little while, and remind me what it’s like to feel weightless.
On non-swimming days, I try to do stretching and squats to strengthen my pelvic muscles.
Researchers have found that women who do such routines tend to have less hours of labour and easier childbirth. They even agree that strong pelvic floor muscles aid in positioning the baby’s head during delivery and can help mothers to minimize the risk of late pregnancy.
Stretching will enhance the flexibility, prevent the muscles from tightening, and make pregnant mothers feel looser and more relaxed.
Oh well, most importantly I must not over exert myself because I need to maintain my energy level fit for the baby’s growth.
With that, I will be welcoming Week 32 in 2 days. Let’s do this!