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How to Prepare for the Birth of a Child

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Quintin Loughlin

Child Development

How To Prepare For The Birth Of A Child

First of all Don't be doing stuff that would make you at the risk for being pregnant, consider all alternatives, such as delivery, abortions, and adoption, and make a decision. If you decide to carry the child full term, continue on to the following step Make sure you have the means to pay for the options you choose. You will either need a very rich husband, or medical insurance.

Vitamins, are very important take some every morning until the end of your pregnancy. If they make you puke, try taking them at a different time of the day. If they still make you sick, call your doctor. Your doctors will tell you to switch to a multi-vitamin from the store. If these changes do not work, you will need to change your diet to make sure you are receive all the vitamins you need.

Prepare yourself emotionally. You need to change your personal habits and lifestyle based on the knowledge that your unborn child is defenseless, and needs to be placed as first priority. Smoking, drinking alcohol, taking drugs, consuming excessive amounts of caffine, and other such habits should be stopped, or your baby ends up as a crack addict. You need to realize that soon you will not have the body of a supermodel.

Start a journals to your child. This increase the bond between a mother and child. This will help you realize more rapid that there is an actual human being growing inside you. Write about important events that are happening during your pregnancy. This may be useful later in the childs life. Tell your baby what it feels like when you lay in bed waiting to count it's fingers and toes.

Take care of your body. Eat health foods and drink a lot of fluids.Drinking milk is a wonderful source of calcium. If you are experiencing morning sickness, start eating small healthy meals frequently, instead of three large meals every day. An empty stomach adds to the nausea. Avoid greasy foods, and foods that may give you heartburn. Heartburn is very common with pregnancy. Elevate your legs higher than the level of your heart as much as you can throughout the day, balanced with time spent walking around. Exorcise regularly. Do not over exert yourself, but try stretching and strengthening your leg and mid-body muscles. This will also help with controlling your weight gain. If you are having trouble sleeping at night, prop pillows under your legs, and back. Sleep in an upright position if possible, to help with breathing. Do not sleep on your stomach after your first trimester.

The texture of your hair may change as well. Experiment with new shampoos and conditioners until you have desired results. I use a chicks shampoo, so its good to use herbal essences. And don't do dumb stuff like use a hair dryer. It just burns your hair.

Avoid danger. Fumes from hair permanents, nail polish removers, and perfume can be harmful, and sometimes create nausea. Do not go on rides at amusement parks. Stay away from Jacuzzis, hot tubs, and saunas. They are breeding grounds for bacteria, and the temperatures can sometimes be detrimental to your baby's health. Consult your doctor about the proper usage of seat belts during pregnancy. Consult your doctor on the amount of weight you should be lifting.

Invest in proper clothing. Your body will be growing rapidly, and you will need clothes that can grow with you. Do not wear clothes that will cut circulation or apply pressure on your stomach. Some women consider wearing back braces if they are experiencing pains due to the extra weight and odd proportioning. Comfortable, cushioned sneakers work well for distributing and carrying extra weight. They will also benefit you if you are having back pains.



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