Preparing for childbirth can be daunting, but you can prepare with the right tips, including: How to choose the right hospital and provider (if you don’t have one) What your first steps should be (and how to go about it) and How to manage stress (and the emotional response) during your baby’s first few days (and also how to manage it).
For more tips, check out this interactive guide.
The guide contains over 40 helpful tips, and includes: A guide to your family’s emotional and physical health (for example, the amount of stress and strain you are under) How to support your partner through this difficult time What to do to cope with stress (like calming yourself down) and how to cope (for a baby) What to wear for your baby (and for yourself) What you can do if your baby is sick or if you are experiencing pain from surgery.
If you’re concerned about your health or are worried about how to care for your child, this guide will help you plan the best way to cope.
And, if you’re having a hard time getting ready, here’s a guide to getting prepared for your next baby.
Here are some tips for your first day after giving birth: If you are worried you may not be able to find your birth gown, make sure you are wearing it.
If the gown you’re wearing is too small, you might have to adjust it to fit.
You may have to make adjustments to the way you tie the belt.
And be sure to have the appropriate wipes ready to go if you do need to use them.
The gown you use should not be the same size as the one you’ll wear for the rest of your pregnancy.
Some people find that it’s more comfortable to wear a small size.
If possible, get a dress that is the size of your stomach or a medium size.
Also make sure that the dress is in good condition.
Make sure your baby can see you when you are dressed.
Make your birth plans.
Make the best decision for your family and your future baby.