When is the right time?
How pleasant and exciting it is to tell your loved ones great news about your pregnancy! It is possible to share your happiness with them, you will not want to wait a minute. And, of course, you would be keen to see their reaction. Our advice: To prolong the bliss, talk to all of you for a while to keep this news a secret. In this case, you can personally inform those who are dear to you about the upcoming event.
After all, it’s great to have a great opportunity to communicate with brothers and sisters, mom and dad, grandparents! When and with whom you say this news is on you.
For the word, I always recommend everyone, including the employer, to say that the birth of the infant is calculated two weeks after the date it was calculated. Only four percent of babies are born on time, the rest are born a short time later. If the exact date is named, as it approaches, stress will inevitably arise around you: not only you but your loved ones will also be concerned. And trust me, this is not at all what you expect from relatives!
Many prospective parents reveal their secret to a wide circle of acquaintances only after the twelfth week of pregnancy. Whether to follow his example.
No law obligates a woman to report her pregnancy on time to her employer. But the honesty shown by you will be appreciated. During pregnancy, women have exclusive rights and are protected by law from dismissal. During such period, night and overtime work, hard physical labor, long-distance business trips are contraindicated for you. All these issues need to be discussed with the employer – it is easy to find the optimal solution together and create a work schedule that is convenient for you.
When is it best to start looking for maternity or contract birth?
I recommend you to find an obstetrician as soon as possible, then he will be with you from the beginning of the pregnancy and will provide support in many important issues. The deciding factor should be your needs and expectations. Answer the following questions:
• How reliable should my relationship with the doctor be?
• Would I like to be led by a doctor from the start, or can I resort to the help of various experts (if possible – from a team)?
• Can obstetrics and gynecologists see me as an alternative?
• How can I contact the obstetrician in case of an emergency?
• How do I imagine my birth?
• Do I want to give birth in a clinic? Or maybe the baby is better born at home?
Do I have to offer an obstetrician for obstetric preparation, or am I willing to independently find a school for expectant mothers?
• Can he provide me with reliable postnatal care?
If you know what you expect from an obstetrician, feel free to start your search. If some questions have not yet been answered – no problem. After discussing all these topics with your doctor, you will get expert advice.
During pregnancy, the belief that you are in good hands is very important. This is why when choosing an obstetric and a clinic in which you will conclude a contract for delivery, you need to be guided by objective information and your intuition!
When does it make sense to attend a birth preparation course?
no hurry! Calculate the time so that the course is completed four weeks before the expected delivery date. But you need to collect information about various pieces of training in advance.
The birth of a child physically and spiritually requires a curriculum and everything that comes after them – that is, to help you and your husband become good parents. First, these classes should be considered as a way of acquiring knowledge. If future parents are well informed, they have little doubt and fear about the birth of the child.
Courses will discuss topics that you are probably a little afraid of. But these unrests are landless, but sufficient information will help to properly prepare for the upcoming critical event and mitigate the risks. Courses do exercises that will teach you how to regulate breathing during childbirth (instead of focusing on pain), relax a certain part of the body with a massage, and more.
Now, during pregnancy, all your thoughts are captured only with the birth of a child, and the rest does not seem very important. But we should not forget that completely different tasks will emerge after the birth of a child. And the faster you prepare for childbirth, the better. Courses specifically focus on the postpartum period: they will tell you how to properly feed and care for the baby, and how to be good parents.
Should your partner join the course with you? In my opinion, this is not necessary at all. But the decision is on you in this matter.
Will my sports schedule change during pregnancy?
Listen to your body and follow your intuition. Anyone who has led an intense sports life before pregnancy, if desired, continue his normal workouts in the first trimester – as long as he feels well.
However, in most cases, it will not hurt to lighten the load. As gestational age increases, the body needs less and less intensive exercise. You can’t stop training all of a sudden: Movement during pregnancy is very useful for both mother and baby. Jogging, for example, can be replaced by walking or gymnastics.
Also, 3-5 times a week, you can just walk instead. The ideal sport for pregnant women is swimming: a person experiences something similar to zero gravity in the water, his back and joints are unloaded.
When can I leave my child with a grandmother or grandmother?
There are no rules for this: Every mother should decide for herself when this moment comes. Do you have a desire to dedicate time to yourself or have dinner with a husband? With a calm conscience, look for a loving grandmother – because a good mood is essential not only for you but also for the child. If you cannot imagine that you would leave a child with a stranger, ask family members to sit with him – for example, grandparents.
If you decide to find a nanny, do it calmly, without haste – it is very important to trust the person with whom your child will live. Allow enough time for the dating process to see how the baby reacts to the new person. Leaving it in good hands, you can spend your free time with great pleasure. However, excitement at first is unavoidable in any case.
This is completely normal – making sure everything is in order, you will relax and start getting more pleasure from your vacation.