Have you got a list of things to do after the baby is born? That list may get longer and longer, from getting back in shape, to spending more time with friends, there are many priorities to get straight those few months after the baby is born, but here 5 important health practices to put at the top of your ist.
I started with pre-labor at about 4 am on Friday. My contractions were actually fairly regular, but not very strong, 1 minute long, every 5-6 minutes. This lasted until about 7, at which time they were slowing down to every 7-15 minutes. I decided to go to work (I walk to work, so I thought it would be good!) and take care of a few things since active labor might happen soon! The fairly weak contractions continued their sporadic 7-15 minute time course, also varying in duration. I bounced on my ball at work for a couple of hours, then decided to work from home for the rest of the day (my boss is pretty chill and I was one of two people actually at work anyway!).
Getting your body back into shape after pregnancy can feel like an impossible task. But, the first thing you need to know and be convinced of is that your body has been through a monumental task and succeeded beautifully, give it some credit!
Whether you are giving birth for the first time or the fourth, it’s a good idea to consider all your options and decide on a birthing situation that will benefit you the best. For some women, this means a hospital birth. You have immediate access to experts and equipment in a hospital, even if it isn’t the prettiest surroundings. Other women prefer to be in the comfort of their homes. This article gives you a brief overview of birthing options to discuss further with your midwife.
Pregnancy will change your body in ways you could never have expected. It seems as though, every day, you discover something new that has changed in you once you become pregnant.