Pregnancy is an exciting time of life. As you get closer to delivery, you might be wondering what you can do to prepare yourself for a healthy delivery. Although a healthy pregnancy and delivery depends on your individual circumstances and choices you have made throughout the pregnancy, there are some things that you can do to improve your healthy towards the end.
1. Sit On All Fours Throughout The Day
One important part of delivery is having the baby in the proper position. Many babies sit in the posterior position which means that the back of the baby rests against the back of the mother. This can complicate the delivery, making it hard for the baby to get through the birth canal. This is why it is ideal that the baby be born in the anterior position. In order to encourage the child to position itself properly, you should try sitting on all fours throughout the day. You should get down on your hands and knees and rock back and forth. The gravitational pull of this position will help the child to fall forward and to turn. You should be doing this a couple times a day.
2. Don't Be Afraid Of Squats
The thought of bending and squatting during pregnancy makes many women want to cringe. It can be painful and uncomfortable to build the muscles in the legs, but this is one of the best things that you can do. Squatting is a great way to open up the hip flexors, strengthen the leg muscles and push the baby forward to the proper birthing position.
If you are unable to do the up and down motion with squatting, try sitting in a squatting position for a couple minutes a day to help build those muscles and open up the hips.
3. Get Plenty Of Rest
As you near the end of your pregnancy, you may be tempted to exercise more so that you can induce labor. Some women try jumping, walking long distances, and exhausting themselves to try and get labor started. Although this might help labor, it can make you incredibly exhausted for the actual delivery. Delivering a baby is like a marathon; you need to be ready and rested. The baby will come when they are ready; it is best if the mother is well-rested and prepared rather than overly tired and worn out.
By doing these things, you can encourage a healthy delivery of your baby. For more information, visit websites like contemporaryhealthcareforwomen.com.