In the months leading up to the arrival of a new baby, expecting moms spend their time researching labor, the birthing process and ways to prepare for bringing home baby. As delivery day draws near, some expecting moms may try tricks to make labor hurry up and arrive faster; walking, watching scary movies and eating spicy foods are among women’s favorites. While it’s not proven that anything can naturally speed up the process of labor, first time moms – and even experienced moms – are so excited for the arrival of their little ones that they want to try and make the baby come faster. Before your baby makes his or her debut you may want to make sure you have all the details in order. Here are some helpful tips to help out.
Often, expecting moms spend time looking for tips that will help them the day of delivery. This can help mothers feel more ready for labor and relieve any remaining nerves about the process. Through researching the different procedures and pain management techniques, it would be a great idea to create a birth plan of how you would like your delivery to go. A birth plan is an outline of sorts for what you’re comfortable with in terms of standard procedures and what optional procedures you’d like done. If you’d like pain medication or would like to have your baby’s cord blood collected, the birth plan is a great place to have these desires organized. Cord blood banking in the process where the umbilical cord blood is collected and stored to potentially be used to treat future medical diseases. Speak to your doctor in your regular appointments to ask any other questions you may have about any available procedures.
When you’re preparing yourself mentally for delivery day, think of packing your hospital bag with the comforts of home in mind. Think of what you’d like to help keep you as physically comfortable as possible during labor. There are many suggestions for what you can pack for your hospital bag, clothes for you and your newborn being the most important, but you can bring other things like music to play, a book to read, and toiletries. Keep a checklist handy for what you’d like to grab on your way out the door, like a cell phone charger, so you don’t forget anything you’d like to have at the last minute.
It is also imperative that their infant car seat is properly installed in their car. Hospital staff will not permit new parents to take their infants home without first ensuring that the baby’s car seat is an approved, rear facing infant seat and that it is properly installed. Contact your local fire or police station to help you install your car seat as there should be someone available who is properly trained in how to install them.
The day of delivery is often one filled with some nerves and much excitement for moms. On delivery day, moms should just solely focus on delivering a healthy baby and enjoying the newest addition to their family.
“This article was written by Katie Moore. Katie is an active writer within the blogging community who discusses maternity, motherhood, prenatal health, childbirth and other topics within this niche. If you have any questions or would like to connect with Katie please contact her via twitter @moorekm26.”