You are expecting!! Congratulations!!! During this memorable and sacred time, here are some things to consider implementing to enjoy this time even more and have it go well for you and your baby…
A Prenatal Yoga class is a great activity to do weekly, anywhere between one and three times a week, based off of what is recommended to you by your midwife or obstetrician. Of the many wonderful things about Prenatal Yoga, including it preparing your body for childbirth, is getting to be in a group regularly with other pregnant women. Most classes have a go round segment in the beginning, where women share how far along they are and what they are experiencing. It can be a nice way to know what to possibly expect, reminisce on what you already experienced, or just nice to be in good company.
Having a good birth plan and labor team are also great. Having a midwife or obstetrician whom you feel comfortable with, as well as a doula or labor support person, is great and never to early to plan for.
A wonderful diet of organic whole foods is essential to replenish the nutrients that your body is giving to your baby. Taking a prenatal vitamin is important now through the end of breast feeding, should you choose to.
Acupuncture pre-birth treatments are a wonderful way to relax and help your body to further prepare for labor. These treatments begin week 37 and have been shown to reduce labor time by hours. To find out more and/or schedule an appointment, click here.
A good nap, particularly in the afternoon, nice walks without overexerting yourself, and enjoying yourself and being with your unborn are all wonderful things. And of course… drinking lots of water. Stay tuned for our special manual on foods that are encouraged and discouraged, as well as activities based on your trimester. For more information, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Love being a woman… and becoming a mother!