Gyno - Woman's Pregnancy-Nine Month Period
The nine months of pregnancy offers parents-to-be-the opportunity for psychological as well as physical preparation. The psychological preparation, unconscious as well as conscious, is closely interlocked with the physical stages of a woman’s pregnancy. After nine months, most parents feel a sense of completion and of readiness.
Make an appointment with a gynecologist to begin prenatal care. Check with your gynecologist before taking any medications. Avoid cigarettes and alcoholic drinks; limit your drinks of colas: tea and coffee that have caffeine. Avoid having any x-rays now that you are pregnant. Eat a balanced diet
of whole grains, cereals, fruits and vegetables, milk products and meat, fish or other sources of proteins. Discuss with your partner any positive or negative feelings you both have about pregnancy.
Get prenatal checkup done this month and plan to have it regularly. Ask for your prenatal test results as to your blood pressure, weight and urine each time. Know your blood type and Rh factor. Ask for your hemoglobin results to know if you are anemic. Learn to rest and relax. Start a daily habit of exercise like walking, swimming. Avoid cigarettes, alcohol, caffeine, junk foods and any medications unless prescribed by your doctor for use during pregnancy. Take prenatal vitamins and iron as prescribed. Share with your partner your ideas and worries about how pregnancy is affecting both of you because everyone has some feelings of anxiety. Talk with good friends or family members who are parents about their experiences in the first few months of pregnancy.
Continue with your prenatal checkup done and eat balanced diet
this month too Drink at least 6 to 8 glasses of water each day. Get some exercise every day like walking 15 minutes everyday Avoid using paints (except latex), pest and aerosol sprays during your pregnancy. Check upon your budget and begin to set aside some money for items for baby. Consult your gynecologist on any changes in your body that worry you.
Prenatal check-up continues this month too! Continue to eat a balanced diet
with plenty of fruits and vegetables. Regular exercise like walking at least one mile a day is necessary. Make sure that seat belts fit low over your hips. Lean and practice kegel and pelvic rock exercises every day. Lie down and get your feet up for at least 30 minutes a day Continue to take your prenatal vitamins and iron. Pick out some comfortable clothes to wear as your size changes. If your ire employed, fill out the procedures or maternity leave.
Continue your prenatal checkups. Find out about classes for expectant couples in your area and make plans to enroll in time to learn the breathing and relaxation exercises needed for labour. Continue to eat a balanced diet
making sure you have enough milk and milk products. Keep up the routine of walking every day and doing the kegel and pelvic rock exercises. Drink 6 to 8 glasses of water or other fluids everyday. Take time to purchase one or more well-fining support bras. Take time for a rest period on your side every day (left is better for circulation to your baby). Discus any concern you or your partner may have about the responsibilities you will have to assume as parents. Seek out special friends and family members to help you deal with depressed or scared feelings as well as sharing the fun and anticipation that goes with having a baby
Get your prenatal checkup on schedule. Take rest periods as needed to avoid drooping at the end of the day; try to lie on your left side to relax. Continue to eat a good diet with plenty of fruits, vegetables and whole grains Start collecting items for the baby’s first few weeks. When family or friends ask, let them know what you and the baby will need. Talk with other parents about their childbirth experiences; it they scare you, write down your questions to ask your doctor or nurse. Take time to talk about how you feel about your changing body.
Continue with your prenatal checkup. Eat a balanced diet
with plenty of proteins and iron-rich foods like liver, eggs and meat, if you are a non-vegetarian. Continue to drink 6 to 8 glasses of fluids a day Practice relaxation and breathing exercises everyday. isit the labour and delivery section of the hospital you plan to use for delivery. Start thinking about items you will need the first six weeks at home like convenient foods, paper dishes, disposable diapers or diaper service. Plan some special time with your partner. ake some extra time for yourself to do things you want to do. Continue to talk about your feelings, being pregnant. If you are working, discuss with your health care as to how close to delivery you will want to work.
Plan to get a prenatal checkup every two weeks this month. Eat a balanced diet
of small and frequent meals. Drink 6 to S glasses of fluid everyday. Continue your exercise programme of walking and stretching Practice exercises.Make financial arrangements for delivery. Begin to make plans for someone to help you around the house after the childbirth. Request another hemoglobin test to check for anemia. Make arrangements with a pediatrician, family doctor or clinic for baby’s health care after birth. Practice relaxation techniques during Braxton-Hicks contractions (normal tightening and releasing of the muscles of uterus) Review what activities will take place during labour and delivery.
Get a prenatal check each week this month until the baby arrives. Continue to eat a balanced diet
, but you may be more comfortable with smaller meals eaten more frequently. Continue to exercise and practice for a comfortable childbirth. Limit any outstation travel for now. Pack what you need for labour. Pack what to take to hospital. Set aside cloths for you and the baby to wear home. List people and phone numbers to call when labour begins. Take time to treat yourself and your partner to something extra special for both of you. Now you are all set to welcome home a very special person into your lives! May you have a cherishable experience!