2-Month-Third Week (11weeks)
How your baby’s growing
Your little one’s movements are getting a bit more coordinated. You’ll notice that the jerky arm and leg movements of his newborn days have given way to smoother, more circular motions, especially when he’s watching people.
Give your baby enough space to stretch and move his arms and legs. Lay a blanket on the floor and let him move as he pleases. These movements can help your baby strengthen and tone his developing muscles. On his tummy, he’ll start to push off with his legs – the first step to getting on the move. Find out more fascinating facts about your two-month-old’s development
How your life’s changing
Now that a few months have passed since you gave birth, you may have some lingering concerns about what happened to your body in the process. Pregnancy and birth can leave their mark and while some signs of motherhood will fade, others may need some attention.
- Stretch marks, brown patches and other skin problems
- Can a vagina stretched by childbirth ever return to the way it was before? Find out
- Little leaks — What to do about postnatal urinary incontinence
- Getting your shape back — safe exercises to try out now
If you’re breastfeeding, can you get pregnant? What if you haven’t had a period since giving birth? The answers are yes and yes. Even if your sexual encounters are few and far between, it is possible to conceive. Contrary to the old wives’ tale, breastfeeding is not a foolproof contraceptive. You’ll begin to ovulate before you have a period but you can’t be sure of when that will be. So it’s wise to use contraception unless you don’t mind giving your newborn a closely-aged sibling.Your doctor will be able to guide you in finding the right contraception for you and your husband.
Parent tip: Relax
“Don’t hover round the house waiting for your baby to wake up when she has a nap — resist the urge to finish up some household chores while your baby is asleep. Instead, relax and put your feet up. If possible take a short nap – you need it.” –Pragya