Becoming a mother is a beautiful feeling and women are so lucky to have this experience, but, at the same time, this journey is not as easy as people think. We take many precautions and pay extra attention to our health at this point in time and always seek and try to get useful information from other moms, gynaecologists, relatives, and more.
I am not an expert, but I thought I would share my experience here. I am a working woman and this journey was not easy for me. However, I enjoyed my time and got a lot of experience during this time.
The moment I came to know I was pregnant, the first thing that came to my mind was that no matter how tough and painful it would be, I would try all possible ways for normal delivery. Thanks to my determination, hard work and, of course, the grace of God and my family’s blessings, I was able to do that.
These are a few tips which have helped me achieve this milestone and even reduced my overall labour time, which was only for 3-4 hours. Moreover, it also reduced the pain I felt during labour.
- Always keep yourself hydrated. Drink 3-4 litres of water, including other liquids.
- Avoid or cut sugar intake, oily and spicy food, as well as outside food.
- Eat fresh veggies and foods rich in protein, fibre, and other nutrients and try to eat homemade food as much as possible.
- It’s tough, but always try to be active (I was working until the last day).
- Go for regular check-ups.
- There are exercises for all weeks. Consult your gynaecologist. If things are normal, then you can do opt for week-wise exercises, which will help you get rid of many pregnancy problems like back pain, headache, leg cramps etc. Please do all these exercises on a regular basis, but, at the same time, you should also know what your body is saying. If you are tired, then its better to relax. Don’t push yourself too much. It’s okay if you skip one or two days.
- Don’t sit for a long time. Always take breaks and walk a little.
- A few must-do exercises- Butter Fly, Pelvic Floor Exercise, Squats, Cat & Camel exercise, Breathing exercise, Stretches.
- Try to eat frequent, small meals.
- Eat dates, which have many health benefits. They are rich in iron and aid in reducing labour time.
- Always stay positive and keep yourself happy.
All the best, mommies! I hope you have an easy labour and are all set to welcome your munchkin.
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