Congratulations on your pregnancy! As a traditional wife, I know how important this journey is to you. Whether you are a first-time mom or a seasoned one, pregnancy can be the most rewarding yet mentally and physically draining experience a woman can go through. Especially when you are like me, who wants to cook, clean and take care of the whole family, even in the early stages of pregnancy. You may have read books and taken advice from family and friends about what to expect, but have you ever wondered which month of pregnancy is the most challenging? Today I am here to give you the truth from a traditional wife on which month is the hardest of them all and how to handle it like a pro.

The first trimester is usually what people refer to as the most challenging trimester of them all, especially the first month. You might be experiencing morning sickness, fatigue, and you are very cautious about everything you do. As a traditional wife, I know firsthand it is very tough, and you may not be able to do much around the house due to nausea and vomiting. These symptoms, combined with the fear of miscarriages, can make the first month difficult. However, knowing that it is perfectly normal to feel this way may help ease your anxieties. If you are having issues with morning sickness, my midwife suggested potassium and magnesium deficiencies may be the cause. I was blessed with my pregnancy and didn't have a lot of sickness, but I hope this tip helps someone!

The second trimester is when your bump starts to show, and you get a little bit more comfortable with the idea of your pregnancy. You may find yourself getting more energy and feeling more like yourself. The thought of seeing your baby for the first time can make you excited, but this is usually the time when heartburn and backaches set in, which can make the second month of the second trimester a little bit tough. Sleeping on your left side can help with heartburn. I dealt with some heart rate issues with my little guy in the second trimester, and he preferred me laying on my right side, so that was a tough one to deal with when I did get heartburn.

The third trimester is when things start to feel like they are getting real, and you might be very uncomfortable. You are eagerly waiting for your baby to arrive, and this can be an anxious time. The worst part for me was getting in and out of bed! Make sure you roll to the side when you get up, because you don't want Diastasis Recti (abdominal separation). Sitting straight up can be the cause. As a traditional wife, you may find yourself struggling to maintain your homemaking job. The eighth month is usually the most challenging month in the third trimester due to weight gain, swollen feet (some electrolytes can really help with this!), and late-night bathroom breaks. Your once-active lifestyle may now be confined to home activities.

The fourth trimester, which is often referred to as the postpartum period, is a struggle in itself. The first month after birth is physically and emotionally challenging. Your hormones are going crazy still and you may find yourself confused in your feelings for your new little one. That overwhelming feeling of love doesn't necessarily happen as soon as your bundle of joy is placed in your arms. It can take time to connect with your little one. Breastfeeding issues can cause a lot of emotions too. I was a wreck the first week as we dealt with attachment issues and Augustus losing a lot more weight than he should have.  As a traditional wife, you want to do everything possible for your new family addition, but you may find yourself feeling overwhelmed. The lack of sleep and your new role as a mom can be time-consuming and stressful.

As a traditional wife and soon-to-be mom, the journey of pregnancy can be challenging and beautiful at the same time. Every month of pregnancy has its own challenges, but the eighth month, aka the third trimester, is probably the most demanding. The combination of discomfort, lack of sleep, and physical changes can make it difficult to maintain a traditional wife's role. However, knowing what to expect can help you prepare adequately for the journey ahead. Remember, pregnancy is a beautiful and rewarding experience that comes with its challenges. Stay true to yourself, my friend!


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