Pregnancy is the most exciting and at the same time most scary part of a couples life. They want to do everything possible within their powers, to ensure their baby arrives in this world in the best possible and the safest possible manner. But, most of the couples are not really sure about what they can as a preparation for the arrival of their baby. Below are some useful tips which can be used by these couples as a preparation for the birth of their baby.
Understanding The Birth Process
The birth process, on the face of it, looks scary and most of the women would like to keep it out of their minds till they just have to face it. But this is not the right approach. At the time of delivery, it is not just the role of the doctor which is important, but also active participation from the pregnant lady is required in order to ensure that the baby gets delivered in a safe and healthy manner.
If you are unaware of the whole process, you will not be able to make any fruitful contribution in this regard. Hence, the step in the preparation for your baby’s birth, you must try to learn and understand the entire birth process well.
Finalize Your Doctor Early
There are some doctors who specialize only in handling the delivery of the baby and subsequently after the delivery, you might need a separate doctor to take care of and monitor the progress of your baby. It is important that this doctor too, should be finalized at an early stage of your pregnancy and he should be kept in the loop about the progress in your pregnancy.
Keep Your Partner In The Loop
It is very important that you and your partner should work together and in complete tandem with each other to welcome the arrival of your baby. Your partner should be just as aware of his role in the labor room. This will eliminate the chances of any conflict occurring at the crucial moment.
Share The experiences Of Other Moms
There are many factors associated with childbirth, which no magazine or fancy birth care books and journals like to talk about. For example, leaking pee, reduce sexual drives, etc. These books are out there only to paint a rosy picture about pregnancy to the world and hide all these facts from the world. However, it is important to be aware of these factors as well and hence for that, a chat with an experienced mom can do the trick.
Take Care Of Pets And Older Siblings
In case you have other children or pets at home, you need to make the necessary arrangements for them to be looked after during the time you are in the hospital.
Locate Midwife To Help You After Birth
Immediately after delivery you will not be in a position to take charge of the baby and the household together and therefore, you need to find a nanny or a housekeeper who can assist you in this job.
Be Prepared For A Surprise Labor Pain
Although your doctor may have given you a date when the baby may be due, but there is always a chance that your labor pains may start earlier to this date. Hence, you need to be prepared to do all that is necessary at such a time in advance, including packing the necessary stuff to take to the hospital and working out the best and fastest way of reaching the hospital.
If the above factors are taken good care of, you can rest assured that you will be able to welcome your baby in the best possible manner.