As you almost get to the end of your pregnancy term, Here are things to do to get ready for your little one.
1. PACK YOUR LABOUR BAG:
By 36 weeks you should have your hospital bag packed. The bag must contain all what you will need for labour such as;
toiletries, baby clothing, maternity clothing, etc. Also, include your personal medical records as well as your antenatal record booklets.
2. WASH YOUR BABY'S CLOTHS AND BED:
Because a new born baby skin is still very sensitive and can easily be irritated, it is important to wash all the new clothes and bedding materials. This is to get rid of harsh chemicals used in the production and manufacturing of the clothes. After washing, air dry, fold neatly and store in a cool and clean place.
3. PREPARE THE NURSERY:
A nursery might be a little demarcated part of your bedroom, or a separate room close to yours where your baby crib, and nursery closet will be placed. The nursery will be like the baby's personal space, it should airy, neat and well ventilated.
4. COOK AND STOCK UP YOUR PANTRY:
You bet when your little one arrival, you will have your hands full, there will be little or no time for cooking or running to the store. It is better you fill up your freezer with your favorite dishes and soups. Stock up on foodstuffs, beverages. This is important because you need good food to revive your energy, you must avoid going out of the house till few weeks after having a baby.
5. KEEP TRACK OF YOUR BABY'S MOVEMENT:
Towards the end of your pregnancy term it is important you are observant, monitor your baby movement and connect with your baby frequently. You can do this by just simply rubbing your tummy, listening to rhythmic music, and meditating. You just have to pay attention! When you notice a less movement than usual, call your doctor for a check.
6. LEARN A THING OR TWO ABOUT DELIVERY:
It is important to read a bit and know even if it just a little about the birthing process. When you are in labor room, it is not everytime the doctor or medical attendants will be with you. They may be too busy to pay full attention to you. Meanwhile, things can go wrong in a split of seconds. When you are informed about the process, you will be able to call on the medical attendants to act in time. Don't forget, it is your body, it is your baby and it is your responsibility.
7. PREPARE YOUR OWN BODY AND MIND:
There is no need to be anxious or afraid of the D-day. Get your body and mind ready by exercising, sleeping and taking lots of water. As you get to the end of your third trimester, exercising becomes essential, it strengthens the muscle, opens the hips and pelvis, as well as giving you a good feeling. Walking, Swimming and Kegel exercise are good examples of exercise in the third trimester.
In addition, don't forget to groom yourself down there by waxing and shaving. Finally, brace yourself with positive thinking and expectation of your delivery.
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