Are you Pregnant? Now What? 4 easy rules to follow

Congratulations! You are pregnant and past the first trimester. Maybe you have already announced your big news to your family and friends. Hopefully you are well passed morning sickness.
And now what? Suddenly everyone is offering you unsolicited advice, telling you what you should do and sharing with you not so pleasant pregnancy/birth stories of someone you don’t even know and frankly don’t care to hear.  Where do you start tapping into your very own experience of having a baby and starting a family?

1) Learn, explore, calm your fears and get excited!
Take the classes: Childbirth, Newborn Care, Breast feeding. You will learn so many amazing things about your body, your baby and your partnership that you did not know. Understanding the process and the options/possibilities in each of those categories prepares your for making good choices that come from a place of knowledge and confidence rather than fear.

2) Be prepared! Own your birth experience.
Pregnancy, labor/delivery and raising a child are completely personal experiences and vary greatly from one mom/dad/family to the next. It is essential to get educated from a source that jives with your sensibilities and helps define your very personal journey.
Yes, there are a lot of variables and unknowns. No class can cover all of it and too long/ too much information can be overwhelming too.
The best type of preparation is one that helps you define your own comfort zone physically, mentally and emotionally. Defining it for yourself, for your partner and for both of you together.

3) Choose your resources carefully: 
Read too much recommendations and ‘must haves’ posted by complete strangers on the “University of Google” and you can lose track of what works to fulfill your needs. There are many books and many on-line postings that are posted by people who don’t necessarily have the authority or expertise to give you advice. Exercise healthy caution when you choose your resources

4) Join a community of expectant moms in your area.
Expectant mom groups like ours at Carmel Blue give soon to be moms a supported place to focus on their total well being, meet like minded new friends going through a lot of the same experiences, and share quality resources. if such a group does not exist join a Prenatal Yoga class and benefit from friendships and yoga.  This tight knit group will see you through and become your mommy support group too. Those friendships formed with the kids around the same age, going through the same growth experiences, can last a life time

 

Consider our Childbirth class:
Are you worried about the hospital’s ‘cookie cutter’ approach to childbirth?  Do you want to experience a deeper and more intimate education of what will work for you as the birthing mother and for you as a couple?

Be prepared! Own your birth experience: Join us for our Childbirth Preparation class
Pregnancy, labor/delivery and raising a child are completely personal experiences and vary greatly from one mom/dad/family to the next. It is essential to get educated from a source that jives with your sensibilities and helps define your very personal journey. There are a lot of variables and unknowns. No class can cover all of it and too long/ too much information can be overwhelming too.
The best type of preparation is one that helps you define your own comfort zone physically, mentally and emotionally. Defining it for yourself, for your partner and for both of you together.  You will find that with us – click here to learn more