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During the last month of pregnancy, as the body begins to prepare for childbirth, pregnant woman can feel some changes as well. Those changes, such as a decrease in baby movement and some light contractions, etc. The mother-to-be feels heavier and can’t do a lot of things that she used to do.

Before childbirth, there are several things that you should pay attention to and follow regularly:

Blood pressure

High blood pressure is mostly due to bad nutritional habits as well as emotional stress. It may affect childbirth negatively. That’s why all pregnant women must take care and constantly monitor their blood pressure. As we mentioned earlier, taking care of yourself through food and rest will facilitate all other stages.

Gestational diabetes

Gestational diabetes could be due to poor nutrition, which affects your pancreas and causes insulin resistance, so be aware and switch to a healthy substitute. Try avoiding artificial sugar (found in many ready-made cakes, chocolates, junk food, etc.) and natural juices that are loaded with sugar.

Fetal movement

Baby movement decreases in the ninth month because the fetus grows bigger and the uterus is no longer sufficient to allow him to move freely. This is where the fetus often begins to position itself to facilitate delivery.

False contractions

False contractions are distinguished by their irregularity and their disappearance from time to time. You can take a warm bath; if it continues, this means that this is the first sign of delivery. So just follow contraction time and its repetition, so when it becomes so close and more painful, you can go to the hospital.

Fetal water

When abundant water comes out, you must go to the hospital, and in some cases, the water comes out at the time of childbirth.

Consult your doctor.

Get more information about your situation and ask all the questions that come to mind to be reassured.

During childbirth, staying at home as much as possible will reduce hospital tension and reduce early medical intervention. All you have to do is follow your latest developments, the most important of which are:

  • You should go to the hospital if you feel frequent contractions that get closer, two minutes or less, and are ongoing.
  • Do not worry if blood comes out during contractions; this is normal (but not too much) because it is mostly due to expansions that occur to facilitate delivery.
  • Foetal water comes out either gradually or abundantly (and this differs from one woman to another).

While contractions try to walk, breathe deeply, and don’t waste your energy screaming. Just think about how soon you will hold your child.

After childbirth, the mother’s body needs rest to heal faster. You need about 2–3 months to regain your body’s strength and for the uterus to return to normal. You should take care of the following:

  • Eat a variety of nutritious foods.
  • Drink plenty of water and herbal tea (which suits breastfeeding mothers).
  • Never carry heavy things so that your organs won’t be pushed downward (wait a year after birth). You can only carry your baby.
  • Rest; don’t stress yourself.
  • Sleep whenever it is possible.
  • Ask for help from your relatives whenever you need comfort and help.
  • You can move and walk gradually.

A few months before childbirth, the hospital bag must be ready and contain everything you may need, the most important of which are:

  • Two cotton pyjamas for you so that it is easy to breastfeed.
  • Woollen pulls in case you get cold, as hospital rooms are often cold.
  • Menstural pads and your child’s diapers as well
  • Baby clothes consist of more than one piece and a swaddle to keep him warm and comfortable.
  • Something to moisturise such as coconut oil, toothpaste, and a brush
  • Chargers
  • A towel for you and your child

Every mother goes through this moment and suffers from pain, but God does not cost a soul more than it can bear, and all women can go through it. Our body is prepared for childbirth; just be reassured and try to go through this experience with comfort and peace. And be sure that any difficulties you encounter will disappear the time you hold your bundle of joy.

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