Belly wraps or abdominal binders make a huge difference in your recovery! This may be the first time you have heard about them, but they are not a new tool, rather a reinvention of an old tool.
Are you familiar with the pregnancy image of fatigue women, and sitting around eating chocolate? This is an inaccurate representation of pregnancy do’s that should really be don’ts. The truth is that nearly every pregnant woman experiences a decrease in energy at some point during her pregnancy, but it is not permanent. There are ways to boost energy levels and keep strong throughout your pregnancy until you give birth.
Pregnancy is a joyous and exciting time in your life. There are so many amazing milestones you’ll get to meet through the next 9 months. Like feeling those first little kicks! But along with those kicks and the heartbeat are some less than exciting pregnancy side effects. Like constipation.
TENS units are now available in the US. TENS stands for transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulator. Since the 1970’s women in the UK and Canada have been using TENS units for pain management during childbirth. In fact, in the UK nearly 1 in 5 women have used TENS in their labor. Today women have more access than ever to them and are including them in their comfort measures plan. TENS can be a terrific, low-risk option for you and your birth no matter what type of birth you choose. It’s completely natural and perfectly safe for mothers and their babies.
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.