Friends and family might now begin talking about what will happen after the birth and what it will be like for you to have a baby.
If this is your first baby, you probably can't really envisage what it will be like to be a mom, and even if you have had a baby before you've never had a second or third and so don't know what it will be like to have another one. Of course you know that life will continue, but it can be difficult to see past the labor to the realities of life with a newborn. As ever, keep talking to those close to you about how you feel, be it excited or scared and unprepared (usually all three in rapid succession). Talk about what you think or hope it will be like after the baby is born, for example when are grandparents and other key people going to visit, and whether you would like a christening or naming party-or perhaps neither of these. This may help you get used to the idea that not only are you pregnant but there is a baby coming.