5 Safe Yoga Poses for the 2nd Trimester
The second trimester, a.k.a. the “Golden Trimester” is from the 13th to the 26th week of gestation.
This is the favorite stage for many mamas as you begin feeling better, having more energy and gaining back your appetite (if you have lost it due to morning sickness). Mamas begin to “look pregnant” as your bodies begin to change and belly (and baby) starts to grow.
This is also when excited couples and mothers-to-be will normally share the news with friends and family as the pregnancy is more established by this stage.
Physical and Emotional Changes
As the body begins to make space for baby, many women begin to experience soreness in the lower back, abdomen, groin and thighs. You might experience swelling in the hands and feet, leg cramps, skin changes, light headedness or congestion due to an increase in blood supply.
The hormonal system undergoes many changes to support mom and baby throughout pregnancy and labor and delivery. These changes may affect your mood, emotions, sexuality and energy levels.
5 Yoga Poses for the 2nd Trimester
During this stage it is very beneficial to do yoga poses which focus on building strength, balance, lengthening the side bodies and opening the shoulders, hips and pelvis.