How soon is too soon? It is recommended to wait six weeks after giving birth before you have sex. Some try earlier, but then it's a good idea to use a condom to protect the area. If you are experiencing bleeding, wait until after any bleeding has stopped to reduce the risk of infection while you are healing. The urge to have sex may not be at peak when you have a small baby glued to your body 24/7 and you are tired, perhaps not feeling super confident in your post pregnancy b
The birthing experience is normally quite painful. You can prepare yourself by being in shape and learning breathing techniques, but there are also a range of pain relief options that might help during labour. Tens Machine A TENS machine is a small, battery-operated device that has leads connected to sticky pads called electrodes. This might help when you start having contractions, as it takes the focus away from the pain. You or your partner can control it and make the machi
Be sure to pack this well in advance, and before week 36. Notify your birth partner where the bag is, in case you suddenly have to rush to the hospital or birth center. Here's what you should pack in your hospital bag: -Birth dress (loose, old night gown or big t-shirt) -Babyclothes (bring 3 shifts of body, pants, socks and a hat) -Babyblanket -Nappies -Snacks and drinks for energy -Maternity records -Maternity pads -Breast pads -Slippers -Dressing gown -Pajamas -Toiletries -
Use the NHS due date calculator to work out when your baby is due. To find your due date, enter the date of the first day of your last period, and click 'show your due date' - the calculator will do the rest. Pregnancy normally lasts from 37 weeks to 42 weeks from the first day of your last period.
«I found out being "open-minded" even meant being so towards any complications... » Given my husband nor I have ever been pregnant or parents before, we decided to keep an open-mind though the entire pregnancy and birthing process.
Towards the term-end of pregnancy the team at my clinic started asking us what our "birth plan" or birth "requests" were. To be honest, we weren't even sure what that question meant. I just wanted to be able to give birth to a healthy baby.
Wrote this only hours after giving birth, when still wide awake from the adrenalin Much can be said about giving birth, or labour. And labour it is! I have muscle ache in my face, to illustrate… Forehead and chins to be exact. I’m not going into to details, but thought I should say something to remind my self how crazy and painful it was. Cause what is a fact, is that the whole pain experience is already fading from my memory, only hours after. And I catch myself already thin