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When you find out you are expecting it can be a very joyous time. However, it also means that you have nine months to prepare for a new family addition. Therefore, today, I am covering five smart ways to prepare for your baby’s birth so you can be prepared for your little bundle of joy.
Learn About the Birth Process
If you have never had a kid before, you may be scared out of your mind, and want to put off thinking about birth for as long as possible. However, research has shown that those who learn about the birth process in the beginning have the most successful outcome when it is time to give birth. Therefore, it is suggested that you take a class or purchase a book about the birthing process to be prepared in advance.
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Find a Pediatrician
The pediatrician that you select is going to be in your life to make sure you have a healthy baby. About half way through your pregnancy, it is suggested that you start searching for a pediatrician. This may come off as a bit early yet this is suggested since you want to make sure you have a pediatrician that you can trust and get along with well. To begin your search, you can ask friends and relatives who have children for their pediatrician’s information to make things a little easier.
Talk to Your Partner about Life after the Baby is born
When your baby is born, your life is going to change. During the first month after giving birth, you will need some help as a first-time mom. Make sure both you and your partner are on the same page when it comes to what it expected from both of you. They need to be aware that you will not be at 100% and will need help with household chores and caring for your new bundle of joy. It is best to have this discussion as early as possible to ensure that it is not a surprise once your little one enters the world.
Talk to Veteran Moms
Sometimes people will give you bad advice during your pregnancy. However, at the same time, you can get good advice when you talk to veteran moms. They can provide tips and tricks that no book or website will reveal. Therefore, do not be afraid to ask them questions, regardless of how silly you think it is. They will be more than willing to provide you with answers.
Purchase Baby Care Basics by Dr. Jeremy Friedman
If there is, one book that you want to read during your pregnancy it is Baby Care Basics by Dr. Jeremy Friedman. This book will be released in September and it answers all of the things that you need to know being a first-time mom. I had a chance to check out the book before it hits the shelves and I will tell you that 200 pages are full of information. If you are a busy parent, this book will provide you with everything you need to know right at your fingertips. It starts telling you how to plan for a baby and leads you up until the end of their first year. You learn about childproofing, teething, sick baby care, and so much more. I recommend it to all new moms and it would make an excellent baby shower gift too.
What is your #1 tip for an expectant mom?
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