By the 9th month of your pregnancy, preparation must be going on in full swing to welcome the new bundle of joy.
Though you experience a lot of discomfort, the bond between you and your child will grow stronger and it will make you more beautiful and strong. Read about 8th month dos and don’t’s here
Here are the list of Do’s and Don’ts during the ninth month of pregnancy to keep you more comfortable than ever!
DO’S: What Should You Do in The Ninth Month Of Pregnancy
- Taking A Warm Bath: As your body starts aching due to lack of proper sleep, a warm bath will help you to relax. It would even induce a good sleep.
- Continue With Mild Pelvic Exercises: Continuing with the mild pelvic exercises will keep your pelvic muscles stronger during labour.
- Hobbies: If you have a hobby, this is the right time to indulge in them. You will not find time to do these activities after the birth of your little one.
- Educate Your Elder Child: If you have an elder child, this is the right time to educate him/her. Talk to elder one about the arrival of the little one.
Also, let them familiarize with the person who is going to take care of them during your absence (when you are at the hospital).
Express your love to them so that they don’t feel unsecured.
- Keep Things Ready: Keep a bag ready with all essentials required to take to the hospital. As you can go into labour pain anytime, it is very important to keep things ready.
- Stay Strong and Happy: Keeping a positive and strong mind will help you a lot during your labour.
- Posture: Sitting posture should be maintained as in previous months. Sit straight. Always sleep on your left side till delivery. Do not make sudden changes to your sleeping position. Avoid lying on your back. It puts more stress to your back.
- Diet: Eating four to five smaller meals every day makes you feel better. Avoid spicy food. Also, try to have food high in fiber, rich in iron, calcium, vitamin C, vitamin A and Folic acid. The doctor might also prescribe supplements such as a multi-vitamin, multi-mineral supplement, calcium, iron and/or folic acid supplement, if necessary.
- Stay Hydrated: Staying hydrated is as important as following a diet as the body requires adequate fluid.
- No-No to Stress: Throw away negative thoughts. Getting tensed over the baby’s arrival and preparation is not going to help you. Stay relaxed and take adequate rest.
- Sudden Movements: DO NOT make sudden movements while trying to sit or stand. You may get cramps and also your sugar level will lower suddenly.
- Minimize Physical Activity: No strenuous physical activity. Any kind of pressure in body is not good for you at this moment.
- Diet: Avoid taking alcohol, caffeine, Saccharin and cheese and anything raw.
Listen to your body. If you think you need rest, then do so. If you think you can do something active, carry on with some work but with more care. Connect with your child and stay happy throughout!
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