It is been great weeks during this 5th month, I am so so grateful for this =) To feel good, be able to move everyday, work, teach yoga, do home work outs...and I even gave my first prenatal yoga class! When I first found out about the pregnancy I just knew one person who is also expecting the same time as me, and now have met other movies to be; so I did a prenatal yoga class with some of them and it was so so nice to share what I have been practicing, encourage them to keep moving as it will be so beneficial to avoid back and hip pains, calm the mind, learn how to breath now and during labor (well this part I haven't experienced yet, but as we learn and practice...), and even more important to give each mama time to feel their own bodies, connect to baby and relax!
And as times is passing I have been thinking more (together with my husband as he is been very present and supportive to any decision I make!) about the birth day...that I want to have a normal delivery it is very clear to me and not only normal but natural, but where it is what we don't know yet... I got a book from a friend, who by the way inspires me so much, called "Active Birth" by Janet Balaskas and it is a guide to natural labor, explains so well how the use of drugs affect against on our body during labor and delivery and what are the steps and stages of delivery. I totally recommend it! Yes there will be pain but we have to understand it, know it and use the body and breath to help rather than against it. I still would like to read more, talk to other mothers and stay consistency with the practice of yoga and diaphragmatic breathing* (can talk more about this another time =)).