Pregnancy Week 24
Mom's Changing Body
The only thing shrinking right now may be your libido—so it's totally okay if your cravings for french fries outweigh your desire to do the deed. Many pregnant women report that their libidos are all over the map throughout these nine months. But especially now, as a growing belly translates to feeling more tired and achy, sex may become less and less desirable as your pregnancy drags on. But other women report a big, can't-get-enough surge in their third trimester. If you're one of 'em, more power to you!
Sleeping may be tough now and chances are it'll only get tougher as your belly grows. If you're struggling with insomnia, experiment with a few natural sleep remedies such as meditation, hot milk before bed, or with your doctor's okay, more exercise during the day to wear yourself out by bedtime.
What Week 24 of Your Pregnancy Is Really Like
Pregnancy Confidential Podcast
Checking Off Your Before-Baby Bucket List
Before things get even busier in your third trimester, Week 24 is a great moment to take stock of what you appreciate in your life and put together a list of quality things to do with your partner, or kids, before you bring a (rather disruptive) new life into your world—whether this means scheduling that camping trip your daughter's been pining for, or getting a reservation at that hot new restaurant, having a pre-baby list of to-dos is a fun way to bond with your soon-to-be growing family. Of course a baby doesn't mean you have to change everything about your life, but there are a few things that may get put on hold over the next year, so now's the time to do 'em!
This Week's To-Do List
This Week's FAQs
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