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Once the end of March nears and the first day of spring rolls around, it’s no secret that life outdoors gradually starts to change. Birds are suddenly chirping again, the sun is up and shining before you can even hit snooze and both flowers and plants begin to make their grand reappearance. Aside from spring allergies, it seems as if almost everything about the season is refreshing and new – especially when compared to the winter months prior. If a woman is drawing near to the end of her pregnancy during this seasonal change, she clearly has a lot to be excited about:
- The weather becomes nicer.
Unlike winter, or the chillier months of fall, there is an often welcomed change of weather during the months of spring. The light rainfall and rising temperatures – a “not too hot, not too cold” type of climate – are ideal for a new mother and her baby to spend time in. And the nicer the weather, the more time you get to spend outside, reaping all the physical and mental benefits that fresh air has to offer. One of the biggest perks? Spring weather makes outdoor exercise possible, allowing you to change up your workout routine – and prevent yourself from going a little stir crazy.
- You have more hours in a day.
Okay, so one day still consists of 24 hours no matter what season it is – but once the spring equinox hits, the Earth’s horizon becomes aligned with the sun. Once this alignment is set in place, the sun is out for an extended period of time, creating longer daylight hours and an overall shorter nightfall. This leaves you with more hours in the actual day to get things done – something that will not go unappreciated or unnoticed by a new mom juggling to get hourly feedings, play time, house work, meal prep, an occasional nap, her career duties and everything else in between done.
- There are cute baby clothes…everywhere.
Even if you’re not a fashionista (or into shopping period), it’s pretty hard to deny the adorableness that is spring baby clothes. Soft and pastel hues, playful patterns, shorts, dresses, tank tops, light sweaters, ballet flats, sneakers – whether you’re shopping for a baby boy or girl, the cute combination of clothes and accessories available in the spring season are virtually endless, and exceptionally cheery. A bonus? The weather is actually nice enough to debut their little outfits, as opposed to the winter months when they would have to be bundled up instead.
- Energy and happiness levels increase.
There are plenty of common sense reasons a new mom can be happy in the spring – the weather is finally warmer and your favorite flowers are blooming again. Aside from these simple factors, though, there are actually scientific components behind a person’s increased levels of happiness and energy in the spring. More exposure to the increased hours of sunlight, for example, produces more serotonin hormones, creating feelings of joy. Similarly, more exposure to sunlight will decrease the chemical melatonin in a new mom’s body during the day, and increases it at night, allowing for a much more manageable sleep cycle – something moms will be dying to achieve.
Every season arguably has its perks for bringing a child into the world, but it does seem like there is an extremely strong case to be made for spring as a top contender. Either way, new mothers are bound to thrive in mommy-hood, so long as they have a positive attitude, support system and an unmatched, maternal love for their child. If you’re looking to receive the top prenatal and obstetrical care, contact Dr. Quartell & Associates today. Maybe you’ll be enjoying the birth of your baby by the time next spring comes!