Ever wondered why a pregnancy takes so long? Those 40 weeks of being pregnant enables mom to get everything prepared for her new bundle of joy. Below you will find some of thing things that we recommend that you do to help prepare for your baby’s arrival.
During those 40 weeks you are able to nest and get together everything you will need to take care of a newborn once your bring him/her home. Once your newborn baby is here your life as a mom will forever change so be sure to enjoy every day of your pregnancy and remember to prepare for your journey along the way.
Things You Can Do To Prepare For Your Baby’s Arrival
Here are some suggestions on things you might want to prepare for your baby’s arrival:
- Find a doctor for your baby – Having a doctor is a very important part of pregnancy. You may choose to find a doctor from the time that you find out that you are pregnant, especially if you any health issues that will put you at risk, but be sure that you have chosen a doctor at least midway through your pregnancy.
- Take a birthing class – When taking a class you can learn about the different stages of labor, your pain management options, the breathing techniques you should use and maybe even earn about the different medical equipment you will see during your delivery.
- Pack your hospital bag – This should be done before your water has broke or you are on your way to the hospital. Be prepared ahead of time so you won’t forget anything you want with you like maybe a pair of comfortable slippers, cameras, toiletries, nursing bra, etc.
- Get a 3D ultrasound – If you are really curious as to what your baby looks like, take advantage of the 3D technology that is available for ultrasounds and get a sneak peak of your baby’s cute little face.
- Find a doula – If you think you need someone to help you during your pregnancy, a doula is nonmedical companion that can be there to support you before, during and after childbirth.
- Make a decision on who will be at the delivery – One thing that you will want is a helping hand when you are in labor. Make plans before your arrival on who is going to be in the room with you.