Your baby will be in your arms any moment now and it is now time that you prepare yourself to welcome your little baby into the world. Childbirth and the whole process of coping with being a new parent are not easy. These handy tips can let you prepare for the birth of your baby.
Know the birthing process
The birthing process is daunting, whether you deliver normally or through a C-section. Women who know about the various birthing processes are able to take better decisions since they are better prepared.
Take a course
It is highly recommended that you take a course of childbirth. You will learn about the C-section and vaginal delivery. You will also learn about the ways to manage pain without being on drugs. You also get a good idea about the different stages of birth so you are well prepared.
Nursing your new baby can be a big challenge especially for first-time mothers. How to nurse the baby, what positions you can nurse your baby in and how to ensure that your baby is safe when nursing are things that you need to know before-hand.
Join a yoga class
The whole process of getting pregnant and carrying the baby for nine months can actually be very exhausting. However, this is just the beginning. You are now to start having sleepless nights and hours of nursing your baby. To have the required energy and to be focused you could start to do some yoga exercises under an expert.
Talk to fellow mothers
It is great to learn through experience. Talk to new mothers to know what their birthing process was like and what challenges did they have to go through. This will let you research and be more prepared. You may not know them all but it is good to know as much as you can. Many women would also like to share their secrets and tips on what worked for them.
Find a good hospital
Do not wait for the last minute to select a good hospital where you would be delivering your baby. You are already showing an obstetrician and she must have already suggested a list of hospitals where you can deliver. Know more about the hospital, their infrastructure and what kind of birthing options they have. Also, make sure that they have a counselor who can assist you to breastfeed your baby.
Finalise on a doctor for your baby
You are going to need to visit a doctor many a time once your baby is born. Right from immunizations to health checks to mild fevers and cold, the doctor trips are going to be countless. After the baby is born you are sure to not find the time to go researching about a pediatrician. So it is best to do it before the baby is born.
Get the support ready
After you deliver you need some rest and your body will take time to get back to normal. It is important that you go slow and not strain yourself with work that you can offload to someone. Make sure to have a support system ready so that you can focus primarily on yourself and the baby.
Talk to your older children
The new baby is going to take away all the time and your older ones are going to feel neglected. Who once were the main focus of your attention are now going to feel a little left out. Make them understand and get them prepared to welcome the new baby.
Decide on who will be with you
This is an important decision that you need to make. Most of the hospitals will allow your partner, friend or your family member to be with you when you are giving birth. So take a decision on this fast and let the hospital know about it.
It is important that you be true to yourself and follow your instincts. The whole process of conceiving, delivering and then parenting a baby is a beautiful process. But at the same time, it is also very tiring. Just a little bit of preparation can make the whole process smooth for you.
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