Preparing for labour and childbirth helps you to
stay calm and relaxed when you are approaching labour or nearing delivery. Find
out the ways to prepare for labour and childbirth.
pregnancy is unique in its way, so it will not be right to generalise, as what
you face can be a bit different from what you expect. However, it has been
generally observed that a regular exercise and proper nutrition are proactive
factors that ensure an easier labour time and delivery. Given below are some simple pointers
that you can note to ensure that your labour is a less strenuous one:
Preparing for Labour and
keep the following points in mind for preparing for labour and delivery.
Have a Balanced Diet
from having everything that your nutritionist has suggested, you need to take
in a lot of proteins in your daily meals.
Increase intake of vitamin A
A and C play a very effective role in healing wounds and aid in repairing
tissues. During labour and delivery the genital tissues undergo a lot of strain
and tear. These vitamins will help in their regeneration.
Increase vitamin K rich food
K aids in the blood circulation and play a positive role in blood clotting.
These are vital factors to take note of during labour.
Carbs are Good
women feel that it is alright to skip the carbs even when they are nearing
delivery with a belief that carbs only add extra calories. But when you are
approaching labour and even in your pregnancy period, carbohydrates are an
important part of a regular diet. The carbs found especially in fruits and veggies, those
in the cereals and legumes are very effective in enhancing the energy levels.
They also balance the metabolism as well.
That Aid Pre Labour Term
look at some guidelines to aid pre labour term.
Do Not Miss Any Prenatal
very important that you stay abreast with everything happening in your body and
are well aware of what to expect in the coming days. This gives a huge
psychological preparation and reduces the overwhelming feeling to a great
extent. Your pregnancy must be regularly monitored and any potential or real
complications must be faced with a positive attitude. Cooperate with the doctor
as he tries to take better control of the situation and aid a successful
Review the Success Statistics
of Your Caregiver
delivery you need to completely trust the caregiver and follow his advice
without hesitation. So clarify your doubts if you have any, before you near the
labour stage on what is the success rate of the practitioner, so that it
clarifies and alleviates your doubts and fears regarding his or her abilities.
Decide on Birth Technique and Place
advisable to think about, discuss and decide on these factors just after you
enter the final term of your pregnancy. Some women prefer to give birth in
their home, or a certain birth centre or the hospital. So discuss the viability
of your preference with your caregiver and family and make your decisions
Be Aware of the Rules and
is your choice, you need to be aware of the rules and regulations that you need
to follow; adhere to them and gain knowledge on what other precautions or
pointers that are to be kept in mind. So that you and your family are in a
position to be meet every emergency requirement, should there be any.
Attend Prenatal Classes
very important that you attend the childbirth
classes. You will get firsthand knowledge on
what to expect and how to prepare yourself physically through various exercises
for the labour and this in fact works as a mental preparation as well. You feel
confident that you are equipped to deal with the situation. A lot of myths and
fears get busted during these sessions, and you are left with a practical
picture of what to expect.
sure that you make use and follow all what you have learnt. A positive mind, a
healthy lifestyle and being in a positive and supportive environment will help
you a lot as you prepare for labour and childbirth. It is surely a vital and defining phase, but there are
solutions for every situation and you need to be assured that these solutions
will be available to you, if required.