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wild at heart
Just wanting some advice..
I am almost 35 weeks pregnant.
At this point what should I be doing on a regular basis to prepare for the birth.
Last birth I had was posterior and nasty as I became unwell and my ds didn't like me being unwell and became distressed..
This pregnancy, well, have had a bit of a weird pregnancy where theer were concerns that bubs wouldn't be well so there was talk of needing c-s if bubs made it... but NOW... everything is fine...
what should I be doing to ensure that bubs stays in good position and i am physically as prepared for birth as possible (better late than never i know)?
Bubs isn't engaged yet but have been told it's in correct position. I have been reading up on optimal foetal postioning, but is there anything else I should think about or do?
Just after any suggestions from others out there.. sorry it sounds like I am not prepared..and other may think this is a very dumb post!!
Got your Raspberry Leaf tea? :p
You will be okay.
Reading up on optimal positioning is a good thing to do, though if bub is okay now he/she is likely to stay that way.
Up your veggie intake and REST to avoid getting sick. :)
Not long to go now. :hugs:
I would suggest you relax whenever possible, maybe do some body and mind relaxation techniques, listen to soft music or nature sounds, perhaps picture the birth unfolding as you want it to, that sort of thing. While it's great to be physically prepared for birth, the mind is a very powerful thing in labour, so if there is any fears, etc you need to work through, now is the time. All the best!
Not much I'd say :p
Just relax and maybe if you want to make some birth art, positive affirmations and get into a good relaxed head space. Just give yourself over to the universe.
With my first child I did all the right things, the OFP, the RLT, the reading, the obsessing, all the right supplements etc. His labour was long and difficult and traumatic.
With my recent second birth I didn't do any of that....I just concentrated on relaxing, preparing my birth space, I didn't read anything, I didn't fuss over OFP or drink any RLT. Her birth was blissful, enjoyable, 10 of the best hours of my life thus far.
Perineal massage with almond/olive oil? Rocking on swiss ball? Yoga?
Perineal massage with almond/olive oil?
:iagree: I used pure Vitamin E oil straight from the capsule as it oxygenates the tissues and makes them more elastic.....just what you'll be needing. Rub it in EVERYWHERE down there even inside (sorry if TMI). I had no tearing with either of my 2 labours (both natural, drug free etc).
Speak & think positively before and during labour. Your mind is a powerful thing.
All the best for a wonderful birth.
In the last few weeks (maybe 2) before the EDD I made DH have sex most nights to try and get my cervix ready :D
I visualised giving birth the way I would prefer to do it, imagining what it would feel like, positions, the sounds.
I replaced my computer room chair with my fitball. It was surprisingly comfortable and I think it helped with opening my pelvis up a bit :p
In the last week I also combined the sex and the visualisation with some nipple stimulation before falling asleep, done just until I started to feel some BH. I woke a couple of times that week with a mild contraction or two which was really encouraging.
I went for some walks. Several days before my DS arrived I went on a really long fast walk that also triggered some contractions and some shooting pains in my cervix.
I went to bed early! (like 8pm) I'm not sure if this is right but from reading birth stories many quick spontaneous labours seem to come on in the early hours of the morning around 1-3am. I figured that if I went to bed early it would give my body time to get the hormones ready to go into labour at night and be all done by dawn. As it turned out this is exactly what happened.
I agree about relaxing. In my last weeks everytime i felt anything at all like a contraction i made myself go and have a nap. If it does turnout to be labour you will be as revitalised as possible. Who knows when you will sleep again.
I also drank A LOT of rasberry leaf tea. I have no idea if it had anything to do with it as it was my first baby but my labour was under 4 hours long, so i guess its worth a try. I only drank it in my last two weeks but i drank it all day. Up to 8 cups a day. And bub came spot on her due date.
Also i reccomend taking as much time as you can spare to just enjoy being pregnant. When i started getting on in weeks (around 38 wks) i got so sick of being pregnant and achey ad started going on long walks etc to get labour started. I had a bit of a false scare a week before i was due and taht made me realise i relly did enjoy being pregnant. For the last week i had a bath every night and just basked in the delight it was to feel my baby move inside me. I know this sounds childish but once the baby is born she/he is communal property its only know that only you get to experience this amazing love affair. Dont take it for granted because although it may not seem like it now bubs not going to be in there forever.
Goodluck with your birth and your baby!
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