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Things You Have To Do Before You Go Into Labor

By Medically reviewed by Dr. Duyen Le.

You are going to give birth and you don’t know what you should do? This article is written for you. Here we suggest about things that you have to do before going into labor.

Join in a childbirth class

There are lots of personal questions that you want to have the answers. A childbirth class can help you resolve it. Also, this class may help you practice breathing and relaxation techniques when needed.

Know about the breastfeeding basics

Being a mother, there are lots of things you need to learn to take care your baby. Breastfeeding is one of them. This is a process about how to get your baby latch on, how to pump your milk, what to do if your baby doesn’t like milk or a posture when breastfeeding. You should know the basics in order to be well-prepared.

Set up the nursery

A baby needs a comfortable place to sleep. Prepare a crib or bassinet to create a complete nursery before your baby moves in.

Consult your doctor about your delivery options

You will want to talk to your doctor before going into labor. There are some options you may choose, such as C-section, vaginal delivery, vacuum extraction, vaginal birth after C-section and forceps delivery. Also, you may want to choose hospital or type of service to take care both you and your baby. Besides, based on your condition, your doctor may suggest when you should go in labor that you could prepare everything.

Pack your hospital bag

When going to the hospital, you need to bring a bag will all of the essentials. So, put everything together and bring it on.

Stock your fridge

It is a good idea to round up takeout menus in your home. Type of foods with high nutritional level will help to provide your need, especially for your breastfeeding.

Install the car seat

Do it early before going into labor because you and your spouse may be too nervous when this date comes.

Wash crib sheets and baby clothes

You should wash swaddles, crib sheets, blankets and other items before your baby uses them. This is because your baby skin is sensitive. Also, you don’t need to wash everything, just prepare at least a week’s clothing.

Choose a pediatrician for your baby

It is a good idea to have a pediatrician for your baby when necessary. You may want to prepare a list of questions to ask. And try not to stress if you don’t find the one you trust, just simply find a new one.

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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