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Pregnancy

Excited but more than a little scared

Being able to carry and deliver a baby is one of the most amazing things about being a woman. As your baby develops, your body goes through incredible changes as it adapts to the new life within. While miraculous, it’s also scary and uncomfortable – but knowing what to expect can calm the butterflies.

What’s happening with your baby?

Trimester 1 (0 – 12 weeks):

Massive hormonal increases and changes mean fatigue, tender breasts, nausea, mood swings, constipation, more frequent urination, headaches, and heartburn. You might need to make lifestyle changes like going to bed earlier or eating frequent small meals.

By the end of your first trimester, your baby is about 8cm long and its organs have formed – you will be able to find out its sex in an ultrasound.


Trimester 2 (13 – 28 weeks):

Most women find this trimester easier than the first, but of course every pregnancy is unique. While nausea and fatigue should be better, you may now experience back ache, stretch marks, patches of darker skin on your face, numb or tingling hands, and itching or swelling.

By the end of your second trimester, your baby has taste buds, foot and fingerprints, hair, and lungs (though they have yet to work). He or she is now about 30cm long and weighs about 680g.


Trimester 3 (29 to 40 weeks):

With baby getting bigger and putting more pressure on your organs, you may find breathing difficult and have to urinate even more often. Some new body changes may include haemorrhoids, leaking a pre-milk called colostrum, your belly button sticking out, having trouble sleeping, and contractions.

By the end of 37 weeks, your baby is considered full term, with organs that are ready to function on their own. He or she will have turned upside down in preparation for birth, and weigh between 2.5 and 4kg.

Our range is here to support you

Dealing with these changes is not easy, but Lil-lets is there for you every step of the way. Our liners will safeguard you against any “oops” moments and come in different lengths as well as a G-string format. Our Intimate Care range will keep you feeling fresh and confident throughout your pregnancy with washes, powder, and wipes – which are so gentle that they’re also safe for baby.

Further reading

For essential advice on getting the right nutrition for a growing baby:

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For information and advice on everything related to having a baby, from picking a name and staying fit to storing stem cells and having multiples. Read more :
www.yourparenting.co.za www.babygroup.co.za

Designed by women for women

At Lil-lets we understand that everybody has different needs when it comes to ‘that time of the month’.
That’s why we are constantly introducing new products to our range.

Frequently asked questions from parents


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How old will my daughter be when she starts her period?

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Which products should I advise my daughter to use when she starts her period?

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Can my daughter use tampons when she starts her period?

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