Congratulations on your pregnancy! You are now entering a very beautiful and special phase with many changes. To help you during this special period, we would like to share a few tips for your pregnancy and delivery.
TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF
When you are pregnant, it is important to take extra good care of yourself. Not only because your body now also cares for your unborn child, but also because it contributes to a smoother birth and a healthier baby. So, eat healthy, get enough rest and exercise regularly and don't forget to visit the obstetrician or gynecologist in time for the necessary checkups. But it is also important to take good care of yourself mentally. Being pregnant can be stressful at times, so talk about it with friends or family and take time to relax. In short, enjoy this special time and take good care of yourself and your little one.
DO IT YOUR WAY
The birth of your child is an intimate and personal moment in your life. It is therefore important to do this your way and to make your wishes clear to your obstetrician or gynecologist. Think about certain positions during pushing, whether or not to use painkillers or who is allowed to be present during the birth. You can also choose to make a birth plan with all this information. By making your wishes clear, you can ensure that the birth is a positive experience that you can look back on with a good feeling.
ARRANGE YOUR BABY TAKEAWAY IN ADVANCE
We understand that it gives you peace of mind if you have already arranged these things. That is why you can order in advance from us - as far as you want. Please indicate when you want it delivered when you place your order and we will make sure it is taken care of.
For the things you really need, such as a co-sleeper , stroller or car seat, we recommend that you have them at home around week 37. Most deliveries are between 37 and 41 weeks and we know from experience that it gives you peace of mind to have it delivered on time.
During childbirth it is smart to stay active. Why? It can shorten labor and reduce pain. It can also help with the baby's movement through the birth canal and reduce stress and anxiety, giving you a more positive experience. Plus, it improves blood circulation and prevents complications such as high blood pressure. This does not only apply during childbirth. By staying active during your pregnancy you improve your physical and mental condition.
VIEW ALL YOUR OPTIONS
There are several options available when it comes to giving birth, such as a hospital birth, home birth or birth in a birth center. In the hospital you naturally have all the medical equipment and professionals at hand. So if something unexpected happens, like needing a C-section, you'll be in good hands. Home, on the other hand, is much more intimate and quiet. You can create your own environment and feel more relaxed.
In addition, there is also a difference in the availability of pain relief. In the hospital, you will have access to medications such as epidural anesthesia, which can significantly reduce pain. At home you have to make do with natural methods such as breathing techniques and massages. Choose the option that suits you and your partner best, so that you can welcome your baby in a comfortable and safe way.
After giving birth, it is important to think not only about your baby, but also about yourself. Rest when you can, eat healthy foods and drink plenty of water to hydrate yourself. Make time for yourself. It's important to take a break every now and then and do something you enjoy, such as reading a book or taking a walk. Also seek help when necessary. It's okay to ask for help from friends, family, or professionals when you feel like you can't cope.
Remember that having a baby is a big change and it takes time to adjust. Be patient with yourself and take the time you need to recover and enjoy this new phase in your life.
Do you have any questions? Send us a message and we will be happy to help you.