There are several things parents can do to minimize the stress of a newborn. By preparing the family, you can help your child adjust to necessary change even before you bring the baby home. Siblings can become excited, prepared and welcoming with these simple steps.
Congratulations on your pregnancy! Now you can sit back, relax, and put your feet up until after delivery, right? Not so fast! Attitudes and beliefs about prenatal exercise have drastically changed over the past twenty years. No longer is pregnancy viewed as a time to sit, watch TV, and each chocolate. These days, it is encouraged that you maintain and improve your fitness levels while pregnant.
Having twins or triplets will be one of the most intense experiences of your life. There will be so much wonder, love, and pride. Yes, there will be difficult days full of exhaustion and anxiety, but there will be double the smiles and laughter.
Contracting isn’t laboring.
You can experience cramps and practice contractions and not be in labor. Contracting is something you do your entire pregnancy as your uterus leans how to coordinate itself. Just like a race, you cannot go out and run a marathon untrained, the uterus also needs ‘practice runs’ to train for the main event, birth.
Breech presentation is defined by a baby who is presenting with the buttocks or feet closest to the cervix. At 28 weeks about 40% of all babies are breech, however only 3-4% of all babies will still be in a breech presentation at the time of birth.