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September 16th, 2012, 04:07 PM
NewGurl's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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Its going to be time for my little guy to arrive before I know it. Im getting very excited/nervous and i still have like 8 weeks to go lol.

do you all have any tips for the last little bit? (one that helps me stay sane would be awesome)
important prep? (what really needs to be done vs baby hype)
natural birth helpers (anything that would help me not wuss out when the show gets started)

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September 16th, 2012, 09:20 PM
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perineal massage/stretching. I really recommend it! Drink a lot of water and take a lot of naps. The next few weeks will go quickly, and around 36 weeks time seems to stand still. Good luck!!

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September 17th, 2012, 08:03 AM
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I'm not too far behind you, so I'd love to hear everybody's tips too

I just read where Ina May said that you should do 300 squats a day. I'm not sure if she was exaggerating or not, but I've been doing squats this whole pregnancy, but I decided to kick it up and try to do as many as possible. Can't hurt, right? I'm also starting on a regular yoga stretching routine and spending time on my exercise ball.
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September 17th, 2012, 04:45 PM
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I like to stay busy at the very end. I hate sitting around and waiting.
I'd say now is a good time to ready yourself emotionally and spiritually. Pray if you pray, meditate, think happy thoughts, positive affirmations, etc.
There is a great fear cleansing hypnobabies track that can help you if you are afraid you might "wuss out"
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September 19th, 2012, 12:49 PM
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Stay active. I slumped off the beginning of my third trimester and I hate that I did that. I wish I would have stayed active. That last weekend I did more walking than I did the whole last few weeks. Take lots of warm baths and naps. You're going to need it. Plus you never know when labor is going to hit. I had not slept all day and night when my water broke and that was a bad idea. Stay positive and tell yourself everyday that you can do it.
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September 19th, 2012, 02:20 PM
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just a few but
make sure your birth bag is packed…. have things for you, not just for baby… tylenol, pads, nipple cream, a natural cleansing rinse for after you pee. i know that sounds gross and tmi but my midwife gave me this bottle of a cleansing tea and said while i was peeing i could spray it on me. it made those first few trips to the bathroom much easier than they might've been without it. i can't remember what she called it. periwinkle bottle or something?
begin doing exercises to make yourself more limber and read birth stories to get an idea of all the different ways birth can happen. xo
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