9 moths or 40 weeks of child-bearing is quite enough to get prepared to the overwhelming changes that will come with the appearance of a little member of your family. Learn several good methods to get prepared to this significant day!
Learn more about labour
A lot of women wish to throw all articles about labour away once they start reading about the process itself in all details. But in fact it is a big mistake, as those women, who are more informed, are better prepared. So it is recommended to take some preparation courses, where you will be told about the labour stages, methods to control pain, breathing techniques, etc.
Find a pediatrician for your child
The middle of pregnancy is the best time to think over the question whether you want a private pediatrician or you would rather prefer a medical center. Or you might also consider an option to be followed up by a doctor from an ordinary child-health center.
Talk to experienced mothers about labour and kids care
There are numerous issues regarding child delivery that for many reasons stay unrevealed. Post-natal uroclepsia, depression, weakened sexual life – these are just some of the consequences. Of course, it doesn’t mean that it will surely happen to your as well, but in any way – forewarned is forearmed. Talk to your sister, friend, or even your mother. Their honest narration must be of great help to you.
Get the elder brothers and sisters prepared, as well as your pets
The appearance of one more little person in your family has even a bigger influence on your older children lives than your own. Fortunately, you have got several months to get used to the thought about the new addition to your family. Get your children prepared on the example of the doll. Children from 3 years old will like to play with a little toddler, moreover, they will not be surprised to see you feeding a newborn with your breast.
As to the pets, think over who will look after them while you’ll absent at the maternity hospital. Refer to some articles on the Internet and your acquaintances’ experience. Or refer to the pets services available on Jiji.
Get your bag packed when going to the maternity hospital
The last thing you should worry about is whether you packed your tooth brush or not. So prepare your bag beforehand and free yourself out of all unnecessary worries. As an addition, take something that will make your stay in the hospital more comfortable. It can be a soft pillow, for example, or your home slippers.