Prepare for the arrival of your child by talking about how you and your partner will handle parenting and household duties together, begin shopping for essential baby gear, and arrange help post child-birth. Among the things you can do to prepare for labor are taking childbirth classes, creating a birth plan, and packing a hospital bag.
Here are the 14 things that moms should know before having a baby.
14 Things Moms Should Know Before Having A Baby
#1 Become Familiar With The Process Of Childbirth
Learn how to manage pain during labor, how to breathe, and what medical equipment may be used during your delivery by taking a childbirth class.
#2 Find The Right Doctor For Your Baby
A halfway through pregnancy is a good time to start searching for a doctor or pediatrician for your child. It is important to consider whether the healthcare provider offers new patient acceptance and whether they accept your Hospital plan from Dischem.
#3 Don’t Forget To Stay On The Same Page With Your Partner
Talk to your partner about how they can support you during delivery, as well as what support you will need afterward. As much as possible, try to work out expectations about parenthood and household responsibilities before you become a parent.
#4 Get In Touch With Other Moms
While you won’t have the same experience as your friends, you can reduce the surprise factor by finding out about certain things in advance and adjusting your expectations of motherhood accordingly. It’s okay to ask your friends about their experiences.
#5 Make Sure You Get Help
A newborn needs extra help during those first few weeks. The most important and valuable thing a new mom can do is ask for help when she needs it – don’t try to do it all on your own.
#6 When Labor Starts, You’ll Know What To Do If You Have A Birth Plan
When your first contractions start, you’ll want to prepare for labor by deciding who to call, where to go, and when to leave.
#6 Attend The Birth With The Right People
Your hospital visitor and guest policies will also play a role in determining who attends the birth of your baby. Check-in with your local hospital or birth center about their latest visiting policies since many hospitals have changed their policies due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
#7 Your Hospital Bag Should Be Packed
When labor begins, the last thing you will want to worry about is whether you have your toothbrush and deodorant with you. Get your bag packed and ready a few weeks before your due date to ease your mind.
#8 Get Everything You Need For Your Baby
The following items are not negotiable when it comes to new baby gear:
- Having a car seat installed (you can’t leave the hospital without one!). Consider installing car shades too.
- Diapers and baby wipes
- Clothes for babies
- The crib or bassinet provides a safe place to sleep
- Make sure you have nursing bras and pads
#9 Invest In New Clothing
There are two types of women: those who love maternity clothes and those who avoid the maternity stores until their old jeans can no longer support their weight. If you are pregnant for the first time, you probably won’t need maternity clothes until your second trimester since it takes your belly a long time to expand.
#10 Take Your Baby’s Name Seriously
While they are still dating, some couples decide on names. The earlier you start, the longer you may suffer the struggles of choosing a name for your baby.
#11 Put An End To Your Work
To spend as much time with their children as possible, many women choose to work until they go into labor. If time is not a factor for you, it’s nice to have a week before birth to get everything in order. Most women can safely work right up until the end of their pregnancy but consult a doctor first.
#12 You Should Go On A Date
If the baby is born, both you and your honey will go out again, but it will be different. You will be emotionally attached to that little person who is waiting at home, wondering if they are crying, or missing you.
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