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Being ready to pop Baby Prince out in just over a month, I was excited to have Katie guest post today! Getting ready for delivery day can be stressful, exciting and nerve racking. What do you take? Are you ready for this new addition to your life? There are so many choices to make. How do you know which one is right for you? Hopefully this article will help you get ready for that special bundle of joy.
Making Delivery Day Feel Easier
Before an expecting mom welcomes her new baby into the world there is quite a few things she can do to prepare for the big day — delivery day! When a woman finds out she is pregnant, her preparations for delivery day begins immediately. Here are a few tips to help you along the way.
The first thing expecting moms need to do is find a doctor with whom they would like to work with during the next 40 weeks. During your pregnancy, you will see your doctor on a regular basis to monitor your health and the health of your unborn child; you’ll most likely have many questions about what is happening to your body and your baby as well, so choose a doctor that you feel very comfortable with seeing often and asking your personal questions to.
Also on the list of important things moms need to do before the baby arrives is to keep herself healthy. Obtaining a list of foods, drinks and medications that are off limits during pregnancy is a great idea for all expectant mothers. The most important thing you can do before delivery day is to make sure you’re eating a well-balanced diet and exercising. Exercising used to be thought of as a cause for miscarriage but is now shown to improve the health and emotional state of expecting mothers.
Before your delivery day, it’s a great idea to speak to your doctor about your pain management options. Even moms that choose to use an epidural to deal with their pain need to figure out if they want to take the epidural immediately or if she wants to use natural pain relief for a portion of her pain management. Natural remedies include walking, water therapy and even breathing techniques.
Preparing for immediately after the baby is born is something that may not be in the forefront of a mother’s mind with the big event of labor looming. After the baby is born, you will need to have picked out pediatrician to work with who will need to come and give the baby a checkup. If you would like your son to be circumcised, this will be a procedure you will need to talk about and plan for before he is born. For any newborn, the blood remaining in the umbilical cord blood after birth can be collected for cord blood banking. This option needs to be planned for ahead of time if it’s something you would like to do for your baby. Cord blood banking provides families with a related source of stem cells that could potentially be used to help treat a future disease. Having these post delivery options planned for ahead of time will allow a mother to just enjoy her new baby without thinking about more decisions to be made.
Whether mom is having her first baby or her fourth, these tips and tricks are sure to help make her pregnancy and labor as easy and possible.
“This article was written by Katie Moore. Katie is an active writer within the blogging community who discusses maternity, motherhood, prenatal health, childbirth and other topics within this niche. If you have any questions or would like to connect with Katie please contact her via twitter @moorekm26.