Using your breath and visualisation for a better birth In hypnobirthing, we describe contractions as waves or surges. In the first stage of labour their job is to draw open the circular muscles of the cervix, rather like hitching up [...]
You've now reached the second trimester of your pregnancy. What's happening in your body and at 13-16 weeks, how is your baby developing?
At 17-20 weeks, your little one will start making their presence felt! But what else is changing in your body and theirs?
Braxton Hicks, varicose veins, stronger movements - just a few of the things that you can expect in weeks 21-24 of pregnancy! Meanwhile your baby can now hear and recognise your voice!
You're now nearing the end of the second trimester and as your baby gets bigger, so will you! As you progress from week 25 to week 28, you may start to feel the strain...