Prepping for Baby: 24 Things to Remember
By Kristy Howard - May 23, 2014
There's nothing quite like preparing for the birth of your baby! Your body is in gear. Your mind is in over-drive. Anticipation, excitement, and just a little anxiousness mingle in a tangle of nerves and emotions that make you giddy one minute and have you crying the next! As a mama with five young children, I can tell you that each baby is a unique blessing worth getting excited about! Here's a list of twenty-five things every mama needs to remember as she eagerly prepares to welcome a new little one into her world. (I've included some of my very favorite resources in the list below, as well as helpful articles from other naturally minded mamas.) 1. Drink lots of Mama's Red Raspberry Brew.
- I drink this tea throughout pregnancy and it is arguably the best beverage a preggo lady can drink!
- Read Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy, by Erin @ The Humbled Homemaker.
- Less Pain during labor and delivery
- Advanced Dilation before discomfort was felt
- Shorter and Easier Labor
- Shorter Recovery Time
- This series by Shoshanna Easling is by far my favorite resource during pregnancy!
- The Berkey Water filters are a favorite of our family's for fresh, chemical-free water.
- It's great for keeping your electrolytes up during labor!
- Read: Should I Hire a Doula? by Whitney @ Beauty in the Mess
- The Importance a Doula in Birth, guest post by Sara @ The Humbled Homemaker
- Read: Preparing for a Water Birth, by Erin @ The Humbled Homemaker
- What to Pack in the Hospital Bag, by Whitney @ Beauty in the Mess
- Packing a Bag for a Natural Birth, by from Karli @ Feed Me Mama
- Keep a positive outlook and embrace the strength to bring your baby into the world.
- 20. Be sure you have a quality nursing bra for support and comfort (stock up with three or four pairs).
- This gentle tea is so effective in preventing postpartum constipation.
- Now is not the time to diet, so don't even think about stressing over pregnancy weight!
- Check out the Making Babies cook book for delicious, healthy recipes!
- Read: 5 Tips for Building a Postpartum Maternity Stash on a Budget, by Erin @ The Humbled Homemaker
- There will be time for housework and homeschooling (or whatever you need to do) again, so just take things a day at time. Or five minutes at a time.
- Enjoy your baby!