32 WEEKS (8 MONTHS) PREGNANT

We had our bi-weekly midwife appointment yesterday, but it was with our midwife’s backup named Maurie. She was very warm, welcoming and had great energy. Maurie made us feel very comfortable during our appointment.

As for Liviana, she’s definitely growing. My bump measured 34 cm which is normal for being 32 weeks pregnant. Also, I’ve gained 2 more pounds (128 lbs.) since our last visit. And baby girl’s heartbeat is good and strong!

Based on how I’ve been feeling here’s what Maurie suggested:

Attend a pre-natal yoga class. Even though I’d been practicing yoga, she suggest to attend a pre-natal class to connect with baby and my breathing before birth.

Make an appointment with a chiropractor for an adjustment and to go as often as I’d like even after the baby is born. She mentioned that adjustments for babies helps prevent colic. I’m definitely considering getting Liviana adjusted since Maurie made a good point that your baby is cramped in an odd position for 9 months which can cause a fussy baby, also known as colic.

Continue with magnesium. I use the powder form by the brand Calm, you can purchase it here. Just add a couple scoops to your water or boil water and enjoy it as a tea. I’ve been drinking a glass before bed to help me sleep. Also, it’s great for preventing leg cramps.

More information here about the benefits of taking magnesium.

Eat more protein. I should be getting 90 grams of protein a day, which is about 5 servings. Protein isn’t only found in meat, there are tons of other sources for protein. I provided a few examples below.

Good protein sources:
  • Eggs. A medium egg has around 6g of protein in an easily digestible form.
  • Milk. Dairy foods are packed with protein and contain bone-building calcium, too.
  • Yogurt. A combination of casein and whey protein, yogurt is a great protein-rich food.
  • Fish & Seafood
  • Pistachio, Almonds, Walnuts
  • Pork, Chicken & Turkey

Here’s an article for vegan and vegetarian options too.

Relax. Don’t worry about the due date. Your baby will come out when he or she is ready. So, just relax and enjoy your pregnancy, especially your first one.

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