What To Expect When You Are Having Baby
Your pregnancy is a beautiful thing. Regardless of whether or not it was planned, you may have a lot of questions about what to do and what you can do to make these nine months easier. This article will give you those ideas and tips on having a great pregnancy.
Purchase some large, inexpensive “granny panties” to take with you to the hospital when you give birth. A high waistband is less likely to irritate a c-section incision, if you have one, and the full-coverage underwear can better accommodate the large post-partum maxi pads that you will wear for the first couple of days.
Pregnancy can cause significant dental changes. Before you get pregnant, get a thorough dental check-up and get any work done that needs doing. Pregnancy can deplete your body of important nutrients such as calcium, that keep teeth strong, thus making cavities and other dental problems more common
Just like everyone else does, pregnant women should make sure to protect their skin before spending an abundant amount of time in the sun. A woman’s skin is more sensitive when they are pregnant and they can easily be sunburned, which in turn, could eventually cause more serious problems like skin cancer.
To help ease nausea and vomiting during pregnancy, you should snack often and drink plenty of water or other liquids. It can also help to avoid situations that trigger your feelings of nausea when you can. If the smell of a certain food cooking brings on the feeling, save that recipe for after the baby is born.
In late pregnancy, you should avoid sleeping on your back, if possible. If you find it difficult to stay off your back, try propping a pillow behind you so that you are not able to roll into a completely flat position. There is no need to panic if you do occasionally wake up on your back; generally, you will feel very uncomfortable in that position before causing any harm to yourself or your baby.
If you are planning on moving, do so sooner rather than later. Pregnancy is stressful and uncomfortable enough without the added burden of packing boxes and arranging a household move. Ideally, plan your move before you conceive, or else try to do it as quickly as possible after you know you’re expecting. No one wants to be dealing with a move at 7 months!
Protect your health as well as the health of your baby! When you are pregnant, be mindful of every single thing that you are putting into your body. If you are unsure of what foods and medications are acceptable to consume, check with your obstetrician beforehand.
Before deciding on a home birth make sure it is a reasonable option for your situation. Home births are best for mothers in good health with no prenatal complications, who are not expecting multiples. Even if you meet all of these qualifications, make sure to develop a relationship with a hospital nearby in case complications with your home birth require you to be transferred.
Your pregnancy will only last for a short time, but nine months can seem like forever when you are sick and uncomfortable. In the end we all know it is worth every second of it. Use the tips in this article to make it enjoyable and an experience you will cherish.