I’m sure that you have been going through your pregnancy thinking that you have all the time in the world before your baby comes out?! I mean 9 months is a long time, right?!
Well during your pregnancy, I hope that you have spent some time taking care of your body…
If you are looking for more specifics, check out our blog on Exercising while Pregnant?
If you want to work with a pelvic floor physical therapist so that they can put together a personalized program for YOU, then give us a call!
Now that you have taken care of your body, we get to what are the essentials to pack for when you are ready to bring a new baby into this world?
Essentials for MOM:
Essentials for BABY:
Things that would be NICE to have for MOM or Birthing Partner:
Things that would be NICE to have for BABY:
At the end of the day, we stress about making this bag perfect and not forgetting anything.
However, the truth of the matter is that you can make do with very little. And hopefully you will not be in the hospital for too long of a time.
If you have a vaginal delivery, its fairly common that the hospital will only have you stay 24 hours after you give birth and it will be only hours if you have your baby at a birthing center. Before you know it, you will be home with everything that you need…
Before I had all my little ones, I loved making a big shopping trip to Target to buy all the essentials that I would need so that I could be stocked up (toothpaste, shampoo, toilet paper and more).
What to buy or prep for when you come home for MOM:
What to buy or prep for when you come home for BABY:
Then you need to start taking care of you and your little one. This includes allowing your body to heal and sleeping when your baby sleeps. Also getting help from family and friends so that you can get the rest that you need.
Then starting to think about your body and finding your new norm after baby.
This starts with some gentle kegels – gentle contractions of your pelvic floor to get these muscles moving again. If you have no idea what this means, check-in with our pelvic floor physical therapy team and we will be sure to guide on your way to recovery.
Looking to support your body and help you find your new norm, call us to schedule a FREE consultation where we can talk further about what is going on with YOU.
We have a family friendly office where you are welcome to bring your new little one or else meet us virtually to make things simpler.
I hope that you have a beautiful birthing time and just remember, a healthy Mom and healthy baby is what matters!
Stay tuned for our next blog on things that you should NOT have to deal with after having your babies!