Any mom who’s endured the first trimester of pregnancy can likely tell you a few of the challenges she faced. Of course, there are probably some mystical unicorn women out there somewhere, who didn't deal with any negative side effects and had zero problems at all. However, I imagine they’re all hiding out together, basking in their awesomeness, keeping their magical secrets to themselves, and leaving the rest of us to our nausea and fatigue. Thankfully, it does eventually end, giving pregnant women a chance to enjoy the benefits of being done with the first trimester.
I was originally going to just write "everything" and call it a day, but I realized that an all-encompassing, broad answer like that might not capture the true beauty of leaving the first trimester behind and embarking on the rest of our live-long lives. Well, technically it’s embarking on the second trimester, followed by the third trimester, and then the newborn phase and all that comes with raising a young child, which isn’t exactly the same thing as the rest of our lives.
However, since the nausea is likely to have subsided (I hope, and if it doesn't I am truly sorry), I think the end of the first trimester is still worth celebrating. So, with that in mind, here are some of the perks of beginning the second trimester and inching that much closer to the birth of your little one.