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What To Do When Labor Countdown Begins

When the labor countdown begins, both the expectant mom and dad, start to get uncomfortable. As the due date gets closer, the days seem longer. However, there are several things that you can do in order to make things comfortable for you.

Get Ready For The Call

The first thing that is very important for you to understand regarding the countdown to labor is the term of pregnancy. 40 weeks is the standard term, but you should not consider it as an exact due date. In general, the labor call may take place anytime during the thirty-eight and forty-second week. Therefore, it is really not a matter of great concern if you do not get the call for labor by the official due date. Always remember that in order to achieve a comfortable labor, it is important for the mother to be in a healthy state. Therefore, it is not good if you hang around at home feeling apprehensive. You had better arrange some outings and stay active. Your healthy state of mind during the labor countdown is not only good for you but it is also good for your baby.

Get Everything Ready Beforehand

As the official due date approaches, you should start packing your hospital bag much ahead of time. You are recommended to get the bags ready at least 3-4 weeks before the pregnancy due date. It will avoid the last minute rush. The last minute rush eventually makes things much more uncomfortable for you. There are several things that you need to pack, such as comfortable clothing, toiletries, several pairs of underwear, and a variety of other items, including clothes for your baby, diapers, sanitary pads, and things like that. If you are not sure about the items to be packed during the labor day countdown, it is always better for you to ask your doctor or midwife about it.

Look For The Signs

When the labor countdown is close enough, you can identify some signs that will indicate the due date is not far. Some of these may include feelings of Irritability, getting short tempered and impatient, a sudden burst of energy, a feeling of abdominal lightening, an easing of discomfort under your ribs, looser bowel movements or mild diarrhea, the painless tightening of the uterine wall (Braxton hicks), and feeling premenstrual.

Understand The Stages Of Labor

In order to make things much easier for you, you are also recommended to be aware of the various stages labor. There are three distinct stages that you may probably have to go through. The first stage usually lasts for up to 12 hours, where the contractions begin and gradually become stronger. The baby leaves the uterus during the second stage while the third stage of labor countdown involves the delivery of the placenta.

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