According to experts, the chances of conceiving a baby increase in spring, and this season has burst onto the calendar a few days ago.
Therefore, if you are looking for a baby, perhaps this month of April will be the month that gives you the greatest joy and you will soon see the positive in the test. If so, we will tell you what are the pros and cons of achieving a pregnancy in this month , as well as the estimated date on which your baby will be born.
Advantages and disadvantages of getting pregnant in April
Getting pregnant in April has great advantages that you will discover throughout your pregnancy. But we are not going to deceive you; there are also some small inconveniences, although these will be forgotten when you see your baby’s face.
In any case, if you want to know right now all the advantages and disadvantages that await you throughout your pregnancy, from this month until the end we will detail them below by trimesters.
Of course, first of all we want to clarify that we are referring to the month of April in the northern hemisphere , since we are talking about the seasons according to these latitudes. Similarly, it is also important to mention that pregnancy does not last exactly nine months, so the trimesters are not exactly three months each, but we will give an approximation.
Following Naegele’s rule, which calculates the probable date of delivery, if your pregnancy reaches term, your baby could be born between the second half of December and the first half of January.
First trimester: April, May, June-July
Depending on the day of the month you conceive your baby, the first 12 weeks of your pregnancy will take place between the months of April, May and June or the first half of July. This means that your first few weeks will be between the spring and early summer months .
Without a doubt, the most positive part is that you will start your pregnancy simultaneously with the increase in daylight hours during the day.
This is especially positive for two reasons: the first is that you will be able to benefit more from vitamin D from the sun, which is so necessary during the first trimester. The second advantage is that the fact of having more daylight hours and mild temperatures will allow you to exercise outdoors almost from the beginning.
Taking walks in natural environments will help you stay active, connect better with yourself and your baby, and, from my experience, also help mitigate first-trimester nausea.
But there are people for whom spring is not such an idyllic season. We are referring to those allergic to pollens , a condition that during pregnancy must be specially controlled by a specialist, since untreated symptoms could have a negative effect.
In addition, if tiredness and sleep are already common symptoms during the first trimester, these could increase at this time of year due to spring asthenia.
Second term: July, August, September-October
Women who become pregnant in April spend half or more of the second trimester of their pregnancy in summer, and the other half in early fall.
Although summer is a season that is especially uncomfortable for pregnant women due to its extreme temperatures, during the second trimester it is usually more bearable, since the volume of the gut is still quite moderate . Therefore, if you feel physically well, you will be able to comfortably continue making plans, travel or show off your pregnancy without your belly still being too bulky and heavy.
But there is an especially uncomfortable discomfort in this trimester that can be aggravated by the season of the year in which this stage of your pregnancy will take place. We talk about acidity or heartburn.
This digestive symptom is aggravated, among other things, by binge eating, irregular meal times, eating very cold foods or foods rich in fat and sugar. All these aspects tend to be neglected, especially in summer, between barbecues, ice creams and copious meals that cause heavy digestion.
As for maternity clothes, you may not need to buy practically anything if you have floaty or low-cut dresses (not necessarily pregnant ones), and wide skirts or summer pants. These basics will be essential in your wardrobe and will solve your clothes during this trimester, so comfortable and simple when it comes to dressing.
Third trimester: October, November, December-January
As your belly grows, you will begin to feel heavier and your body will ask you to slow down your activity and social life. Fortunately for you, the third trimester will coincide with the arrival of the cold and the reduction in daylight hours, so it will be easier for you to make family plans and rest.
October is still a month of mild temperatures, so it is recommended that you take the opportunity to go for walks and stay active before the cold temperatures of November and December force you to change exercise outdoors for exercises at home.
Do not forget that physical activity is essential to control your weight, combat the typical discomforts of this trimester (such as swelling of the legs and ankles, pain in the pelvis and back) and arrive in shape for childbirth.
Another positive aspect of living the third trimester at this time of year is Christmas. This date, which is already magical in itself, is much more so when you find yourself immersed in the preparations for the imminent arrival of your baby.
On the other hand, it is very important that you take care of your health in this cold season, since the colds and flu of this season of the year cause very annoying symptoms during pregnancy , also increasing the risk of complications.
And as the last disadvantage of living the third quarter in winter, I would also highlight the clothes. And it is that if until now you had been able to manage with loose clothing and summer dresses, in winter you will have no choice but to spend money on maternity clothes , because the volume of your belly will not allow you to even button your coat.
When your baby is born
If your last period date was between the third and fourth week of March, conception occurred in early April, so your due date will be between the third and fourth week of December .
And if the date of your last period was at the beginning of April, the conception took place in the second half of that month , so your baby would be born in the first half of January next year.
This has a peculiarity, and that is that the arrival of your baby will always coincide with the Christmas holidays, becoming the best Christmas, New Year or Kings gift you will ever have.
After the birth of your baby you will feel excited and perhaps eager for friends and family to meet him. But it is very important that you be cautious with visits and kisses and hugs to your newborn, because at this time of year certain respiratory viruses proliferate that can be serious for the baby, and whose contagion is more feasible in closed spaces little or nothing ventilated, as happens in houses during the winter.
On the other hand, whenever you go out for a walk with your baby , choose to do it in the middle of the day when the temperature is higher, and make sure you dress him properly.
Babies born in December and January
If your due date falls between the end of December and the beginning of January, you may be wondering which will be better for your baby: to be one of the smallest in its class or one of the oldest?
Although the baby will come into the world when his time comes and he is ready for it, these are the differences that you will find between one month and another of birth:
– If your baby is born in December , he will be one of the smallest in his class , and may even have a difference of up to 12 months with other classmates. In the first years of life, this age difference is very significant when it comes to acquiring new skills and knowledge.
However, being one of the youngest in the class also has its advantages , since they are children who show greater motivation to advance and learn, in addition to other curious peculiarities demonstrated by science.
– On the other hand, if your baby is born in January, he will be the oldest in his class , which will allow him to have a great maturational advantage when he starts school for the first time.
In addition, some studies have also linked birth in January with higher academic performance and better grades, greater chances of becoming elite athletes, greater self-confidence and predisposition to teamwork, and even greater expectations about their future career. .
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