10 Rules to Have Your Best Pregnancy
Here are Birth Center Stone Oaks’ 10 rules to follow to have your best pregnancy!
- Find the right provider & facility
Having the right support team is crucial in giving you the peace of mind to enjoy your pregnancy. A provider that listens to your concerns and supports your decisions will guide you through your pregnancy to a more enjoyable birth. But it doesn’t stop at the provider, different facilities have different rules and you want to make sure that the facility that your provider delivers at aligns with your preferences.
- Focus on nutrition
As your body grows another human being it is important to give it the right fuel! Things like folic acid, iron and proper hydration can be significant in how you feel while you’re expecting.
- Get moving
What you eat is very important but you’ll also want to be active! Statistics have shown that women who exercise during pregnancy not only have shorter labors but also recover more quickly after delivery.
- Take moments to enjoy this special time
While not all facets of pregnancy are enjoyable (morning sickness anyone?) it is still a special time that should be treasured. Focus on the positives and the joy of early bonding as you feel the kicks and flips of your growing baby.
- Make time for yourself
Pregnancy can be exhausting, especially if you have little ones that you’re also taking care of. It’s important to schedule time to do things for yourself. Even if it’s just going on a walk by yourself or getting a pedicure.
- Get plenty of rest
While it’s important to stay active during the day you need to also honor your body by letting it rest. Listen to your body, if you’re feeling exhausted be sure to take it easy.
- Get educated on pregnancy and childbirth
Pregnancy and childbirth are fascinating things to learn about, and even more so when you’re in the middle of it! Knowing what your body and baby are doing as you both grow will make it easier to cope with the discomforts that may be associated.
- Reduce stress
Easier said than done, but reducing stress will help not only your mental health but also your physical health. When a mom is stressed it can raise her blood pressure and effect the baby.
- Schedule a special experience with your other children
Take time to appreciate these last days before a newborn comes in to steal the show. Try and spend some special time with your kids, it can be as simple as an afternoon at the zoo or a trip to the ice cream shop. Take that time to talk to them about how demanding the new baby may be to prepare them for the upcoming change.
- Capture your growing belly
Not everyone enjoys the physical changes that come with being pregnant but I promise you’ll be glad you saved those memories! Take pictures of your bump throughout the passing trimesters to keep in a book and show your baby as they grow older.
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