Expecting mothers, as well as excited couples who are planning to start a family, should consider having a birth plan before entering the wonderful world of parenting. Birth plans are important as this helps both mother and the baby to have a safe and healthy pre and post partum. Birth plans can also give the parents the freedom to choose which hospital or doctor they would prefer. Additionally, it also plays an important role in assisting the mother in determining her other birth-giving options such as Caesarian or normal; with or without anesthesia.
But apart from having birth plans, women should also be aware of several things which will be essential and helpful in their pregnancy. In line with this, we listed some tips below.
Support. More than birth plans and other prenatal methods available, family and relatives are expected to give their all-out support to the upcoming mother. This phase is the most crucial and most sensitive, and it is imperative for the other members of the family/relatives to understand the needs of both upcoming parents. Friends and relatives generally provide other post pregnancy essentials such cribs, to help both new parents in completing other necessities. Marks and Spencer‘s new born essentials and baby clothes can come in handy as an additional assistance to future parents.
Childbirth Education. Couples who are planning to start their own family should consider engaging in childbirth seminars. These seminars would give each upcoming parent an in depth perspective about childbirth and raising a family.…
Eyeing that apple on the dining table? Two quick facts: in the second trimester your hunger returns with a bang, and your little one is now as big as that apple. So it is completely possible that your maternal instincts were making you long for that apple, but is also possible it’s just plain, old hungry you.
At 15 week pregnant, her legs that were growing at a slower pace last week now start to out-lengthen her arms. She has started breathing amniotic fluid and these breathing movements are helping her develop her lung functionality. Her face is taking a more human look as eyes and ears take up their rightful place in the front instead of the sides and she is able to sense light now. Flash some light at your tummy and she’ll move away in response. What a darling!
Although she can’t taste yet, her taste buds are forming. Her heart is pumping blood and the circulatory system is up and running.
What’s happening with you this week: increased blood flow. While on one hand it may be giving your face a lush glow, it is responsible for your bleeding gums and nose. Yes, with nausea and fatigue gone now, bleeding gums and nose have taken place to remind you of the joys of pregnancy.
By this time use you should be using increased level of energy to stay completely fit and active. Gaining about one pound weight every week from now on is going to ensure that your baby is also growing healthily inside your womb.…
You’re nearing great milestone in your pregnancy this week. The rapidly growing baby inside you will soon become strong enough to make his presence physically known to you. Yes, the precious moment when you feel her first kick and dive is soon approaching. Week 17 to 18 is when most expectant moms first feel their babies moving.
If you’re a first time mom you’re probably worrying if you’ll somehow miss that first kick while doing your pregnancy shopping or debating a hot topic with your friends: don’t sweat, that first kick is going to be extremely distinguishable and you will not miss it (but don’t expect to feel it so early. Many first timers only feel it when they’re around 20 weeks pregnant).
On the developmental front: your bobby head is not bobby head anymore. His head is resting more firmly in place on his neck and his eyes and ears are taking their final place on his head. Adding to the looks, your little koochi-koo is developing scalp patterns (Yep, you’re now allowed to daydream about what kind of hairstyle you’ll want your little hipster to carry).
But enough on the outside, a lot is going on the inside too. His blood is pumping astonishing quantities of 25 quarts of blood each day, and this amount will increase to a whopping 200 by the time you give birth.
In order to support your little champion’s growth spurts, make sure you’re doing everything to eat and stay healthy. With nausea gone and fatigue a past of thing, you’ve no excuses to not eat what you should and not exercise when you should.…