It’s good to avoid stress and conflicts if you can since you are more sensitive, more vulnerable and less able to deal with issues and complications to the same extent as before. Your partner plays a big part here by assuming a protective role. It can be difficult to see your body change. You feel heavy and awkward. Could this be how the body prepares the brain to look forward to childbirth?
Thinking about the baby, planning and making purchases so that everything is in place could be a way to nest while waiting for your baby. If you can, try to enjoy long, invigorating walks during which you allow your thoughts to wander freely. Many people enjoy this type of activity. You can exercise your pelvic floor muscles to prevent tears in conjunction with delivery.
Sources: - Abascal, G., & Huss, M. S. (2018). Att föda. Bonnier Fakta.