Pregnancy is a wonderful thing. of course, the experience can be less than uncomfortable or on your body. In all honesty, by the end, you can’t wait for the birth of your child so that you can finally get the pregnancy over with and meet your baby.
Every mom wants to be ready for the due date because labor is very intense. The good news is that you have quite a while to prepare. Here’s what you can do in the meantime.
Learn About The Process
A woman can’t snap her fingers and POOF – a baby appears. Labor is a long and complicated process that can take days to complete, so it pays to know your stuff. That way, you can create a plan to make sure everything goes as smooth as possible. For example, do you want an epidural? Have you picked a hospital? Will it be a water birth? The last thing moms-to-be should do is make these decisions on the spot. By educating yourself about the delivery, you can do it in plenty of time and prepare mentally and physically.
Speak To The Professionals
In this case, “professionals” doesn’t refer to your doctor. While their advice is essential, it comes from a purely medical perspective. They don’t understand the nuances of giving birth and what makes it easier on your body. This is especially true if the physician is a man and not a woman. With that in mind, ask the moms that have given birth for the top five recommendations. Talking to veterans will raise awareness of subjects you didn’t think of and the doctor didn’t mention, such as peeing and pooping. If their stories are too frightening, BabyCenter birth clubs are online communities that should put your mind at ease.
Time The Contractions
Prepping for your child’s arrival is all well and good, yet you’ve got to spot the signs first. Women who micromanage the small details won’t know what to do if they are suddenly rushed into hospital. You need to be able to react, which is why timing your contractions is essential. Bloomlife recommends doing it so that you can tell the difference between “fake” ones and the real thing and can then jump into action. Plus, it should help you mentally to deal with the fact that it’s finally happening.
When your son or daughter arrives, it can be overwhelming. New moms have to deal with a lot and they don’t have their partner’s backing. Dads want to help yet they only get a small amount of paternity leave and have to go back to the office. Hopefully, a relative will be able to share the burden so that you can get used to your new environment. Also, you want to be able to recover.
Speaking about the arrangements before the birth is a smart move as everyone will understand their role.