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Talking about the pregnant woman

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In this quarter the pregnant woman feels better and happier because her body is already used to the changes caused by pregnancy.

In this phase it is common to appear a dark line under the tummy that goes till the belly bottom. Some dark stains may appear on the face. For these stains not to increase it is recommended that the pregnant woman protect her face from the sun with a hat, cap or umbrella.

In the fifth month the future mother begins to feel that the movements of the baby every time now are stronger. The baby begins to have a longer period of activity in certain times of the day and also some periods of rest during the day.

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In the sixth month the belly is showing well. Every month the pregnant woman increases a little the weight. If she grows too much she may have pains in the back, besides having grooves in the breasts and the belly. When the grooves itch it is recommended that she make a paste of flour or tapioca flour/talcum (starch) and a little water and pass on it.

It is advisable that the parents keep on talking to the baby. When this is not the first child it is recommended to get the other children involved in this conversation. Thus, the kids will be able to understand and accept better the arrival of the new brother/sister – and this will help to prevent him/her/them to feel rejected or abandoned after the baby is born.

During the pregnancy period some couples feel their sexual desire increase and some feel little or no sexual desire at all.

The couple may continue to have sexual intercourses. They shall only be avoided when the pregnant woman has bleeding, liquid loss or strong pain.

“Let love be without any pretence. Avoid what is evil; stick to what is good. In brotherly love let your feelings of deep affection for one another come to expression and regard others as more important than yourself.” Rom 12: 9-10