After a long wait finally you will welcome a new angel in your life and everybody is so excited in this momentous event. You are now in the final wave, it’s time to gather all the things needed in your labour and delivery in your hospital bag.
Hospital Bag Checklist
You have to prepare things for yourself, your partner and of course for your baby. For you, you have to prepare your birth plan and maternity notes, toothbrush together with toothpaste, pillows, dressing gown, socks because , your feet feels cold during labour, you also include slippers, lip balm, massage oils, toiletries and towels, hairbrush, nursing bra, watch with a second hand, to time of contractions, digital camera or camcorder, address book or a list of phone numbers, snacks and drinks not only for you but also for your partner so that he will not leave you anymore just to buy food to eat when he gets hungry.
Then, the things to prepare for your baby are one outfit for the trip home Two or three sleep suits and vests while you are staying in hospital, baby blanket, nappies, a pair of socks or booties, hat jacket or snowsuit for winter babies and a muslin squares. Since your done preparing packing all the things you need in your hospital bag, now you have to prepare yourself to the challenge in child delivery.
Nowadays there is a drastic increase of incidence of teenage pregnancy this might be of different factors and environmental influences or even the advance technology has something to do with the continuing increase of teenage pregnancy all over the world. The youngest I ever encountered who became pregnant at the age 13 years old.
Late Pregnancies Being an Older Mum
All of us know that there is a big difference between being young mum and being an older mum. A young mum there is a great instance that their pregnancy is out of wedlock and is unplanned. While the older mum they planned everything, they planned to have a career first then after is having a baby. However getting pregnant at an older age, the doctors says you may encounter problems biologically, since the bodies, unfortunately, are not adapting so fast to the new standards and fertility still peaks when you are much younger, and other experts says that a healthy woman can easily become pregnant at around 35-40, and that there are many advantages to “being an older mum.”
Older moms are often more patient and they seem to be really good at enjoying their kids. Older parents are often more financially secure than younger parents are and are better able to provide for their children financially. Older moms are great role models. The older you get, the more comfortable and the more confident you are as a person. That makes an older mum a great model to everyone especially to the younger ones.
Mixed emotions are felt when you see your pregnancy kit with two lines. Some are happy and excited because they have new angel in their life while others are scared because they’re not ready and some are worried because when you get pregnant there are a lot of limitations and sacrifices to face. The common pregnancy worries are, one of it is most of the pregnant women do ask if sexual intercourse safe during pregnancy?
Experts says, yes of course it is safe but when bleeding occurs during coitus you may consult a doctor right away because it might be a pathological one. i use to hear someone is asking if a hair treatment harm their baby? Based on American College of Obstetrician and Gynecologist to not indulge in hair treatment during the first trimester because this is the period in which they are more vulnerable to miscarriage. Most of pregnant women worry if they will have miscarriage, and the best thing to do is to have a regular prenatal check up.
Common Pregnancy Worries: Fact or Fear?
Other worries because they have a big tummy compared to other, they often asked will I undergo to Cesarean section? It is not always an indication of C-section if you do have a bigger tummy than the usual one, there will be more tests and evaluations to be done before considering a C-section.
I’m hoping you will not worry anything during your pregnancy period, all you have to do is to take care of yourself and enjoy the journey. We don’t get pregnant every year in our lives so it’s normal to have common pregnancy worries.
When your baby, who nurses well before but refuses to nurse immediately, do not worry. Do not think about starting supplementary food or not to increase the amount while thinking about your baby has weaned. The baby whose time is to wean, will not stop sucking immediately. Also you should remember that a baby, who got the taste of nursing, can stop breastfeeding only by the serious efforts of their mums. This attitude of your baby is quite possibly temporary. However, you should try to find why your baby refuses to nurse.
What if Your Baby Refuses to Nurse?
The points you should care about:
• First you should care whether your baby is sick or not.
• If your baby has ear inflammation, if there is a small cut or aphtha in his mouth or nasal congestion,
• If his gingiva seems bulky and turns red in color because of teething,
• He might be scared if you responded a bit harshly when he had bit your nipple while nursing,
• If you start to use a new deodorant or perfume, he can dislike the smell of it,
• Or if you are in too much stress, all these factor could influence the effectiveness of your nursing.
Even you have not given birth yet, you might feel bored and become more impatient. Since the enzymes from your body is in the cycle of our baby, the bags in males and labium in females look bigger than normal. Even breast milk can come after giving birth. It can be observed both in male and female babies and disappears in a few days naturally. This week may seem to last too long for you. You should try to be more patient. Even if you have not already felt a pain your mouth of uterus could be opening gradually. By the starting of normal travails, the openness and thinness in the mouth of uterus begin to increase. When the gap is 10 cm wide, the first stage of your birth has been completed. Afterwards, there will be second stage experienced and your baby welcomes you and the world. In the vaginal birth, your physician wipes off your baby’s mouth and his/her first scream is echoed inside the room. At that stage, giving baby to your lap without just cutting the cord provides the first touch to be more warm and sensitive.