Tue. Nov 29th, 2022
Getting pregnant in March: pros, cons and when your baby will be born

Although planning to get pregnant at a specific time is very complicated, when it comes, we discover that this was the perfect time. In my case, March was the month in which I stayed for the second time… a time that I always remember with a smile on my lips because I think it is a fantastic month to start this wonderful experience.

If you are looking for a baby, perhaps this month will give you the greatest joy of your life, and 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 March

Getting pregnant in March 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 away all the advantages and disadvantages that await you throughout your pregnancy, from this month until it ends, we will detail them below by trimesters.

Of course, it should be clarified at this point that we are talking about pregnant women who live in the northern hemisphere since we are talking about the seasons according to these latitudes. In reality, the pregnancy does not last exactly nine months , so the trimesters are not exactly three months each, but we will give an approximation.

According to Naegele’s rule, which calculates the expected date of delivery, if your pregnancy goes to term, your baby will be born between December 8 and January 5 , depending on the day of the month of March in which it was conceived.

First trimester: March, April, May-June

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 March, April, May or the first half of June. This means that your first few weeks will take place between the last days of winter and the arrival of spring .

Undoubtedly the most positive part is that you will start your pregnancy simultaneously with the increase in daylight hours during the day. This will help you recharge with energy, to notice the benefits of vitamin D from the sun . and better cope with the typical discomforts of the first trimester.

However, the negative part is that it is the time of the year when the proliferation of pollens is more intense and, therefore, when allergic people suffer more symptoms (itchy nose, red eyes, etc.).

If this is your case, it is important that your condition is properly controlled by a specialist, as untreated symptoms could negatively affect the pregnancy.

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: June, July, August-September

This, according to my experience, was the best trimester of my two pregnancies : I could already show off my belly (although it was not too prominent yet), the discomfort of the first trimester disappeared completely, and we were able to enjoy our last vacation as a family of three.

All these variables resulted in an unforgettable summer , with many hours of life outdoors, walks, afternoons on the terrace and meet-ups with friends.

As for maternity clothes, you can solve it very easily with floaty dresses (sometimes they don’t even need to be maternity due to the size of the belly ), which you can even continue wearing after giving birth.

A recommendation to keep in mind considering the customs of summer is that we must control the intake of certain foods due to the risk of heartburn . If this is your case, we recommend that you take into account some guidelines that can help you prevent it and, if it does occur, alleviate it.

Third trimester: September, October, November-December

I think that when we get pregnant in March, the changes of seasons come when the body needs it most . In this case, and during the last throes of summer, you may begin to notice the weight of your belly more pronouncedly. It will surely coincide with the decrease in activity and social life that summer brings, so your body will ask you for more rest and the weather will accompany you.

As temperatures begin to drop, take the opportunity to go for walks and get some fresh air because they will make you feel better. In this way you will better control your weight and combat the typical discomforts of this trimester such as swelling of the legs and ankles and pain in the pelvis and back caused by growth of the uterus.

When your baby is born

If you became pregnant in early March and your baby is born full term, your due date will be in the first week of December . And if the conception took place at the end of March, the birth will be scheduled for the first days of January .

This has a peculiarity, and that is that the arrival of your baby is going to become the best Christmas gift of your life , although there is always the possibility that you will go into labor precisely on a date such as this, New Year or Three Kings. .

Another situation to take into account is that low temperatures, cold or rain will prevent you from fully enjoying walks outdoors with your newborn. For this reason, whenever you go out, choose to do it in the middle of the day when the temperature is higher, and make sure you properly cover the baby.

On the other hand, it is very important to pay special attention to the health of the newborn at this time of year , since these are dates when certain respiratory viruses proliferate that can be serious for him, and as the pandemic has already taught us, contagion it is more feasible in closed spaces with little or no ventilation , as it happens in houses.

Babies born in December

Children born at the end of the year will be the smallest in the class . In childhood, almost twelve months of difference can be very significant when it comes to acquiring new skills and knowledge, since a child of the same class born in January will be more advanced maturationally than one born in December, and therefore it will be easier to learn new things.

However, being one of the youngest in the class also has its advantages, since they are motivated to try and move forward (I see it every day in my little girl). Studies also show that younger students outperform older students when it comes to graduation . If they can, so can I.