Symptoms: Tiredness, back pain, nausea.
Cravings: Ginger bread, dark chocolate
Diet: I've also been including molasses and red raspberry leaf tea in the diet (to tone the uterus). I'm not a huge fan of molasses, but it's high in calcium and iron.
Midwives Apt: Here are some stats- weight 138.8, up 15 pounds in total. Heartbeat 145-150, baby is head down.
Community Prenatal Class: (2 hours) There was only 1 other pregnant person there aside from me! They hope that next time we will have a group of 4-5 women. There were also 3 midwives, 2 nursing students, 1 midwifery student, and 1 notetaker. We talked a lot about nutrition/diet and completed a quiz. I learned that the midwives think that most herbal teas are fine to consume during pregnancy, because we drink them in low doses. So I can start drinking chamomile and echinacea again! Our next meetup is in 4 weeks, and a physiotherapist is attending. We are going to discuss discomforts in the body.
Friday Prenatal: We had 3 hours of discussion on vit k, proph. eye drops, circumcision and vaccines. So much to think about, especially when it comes to vaccines. There was also a lot of reinforcement to 'own your baby' if you deliver at a hospital. Don't let doctors or nurses talk you in or out of things you want. ie: If you want skin to skin immediately after delivery, then they should let you!