Practice yoga and other relaxing methods – each persons relaxing technique is different. For some, it is practicing martial arts, for some it is swimming. For most though, it is breathing techniques and yoga. If you feel your stress level increasing, sign up for pregnancy yoga classes. Trust us, it will help much more than you think… Are you a neighbor or friend of someone who is pregnant? Do you want to help them with their first time pregnancy? If so, here are a few ways that you can.
Knowledge is key – if this is the first time that they are expecting a baby, then chances are they are very frightened. This is mainly because they are experiencing something very unfamiliar. It is without a doubt a great responsibility, and this kind of fear is normal. However, there’s always less fear when knowledge is involved. If you have more experience in pregnancies than them, then use your experience to calm their fears. If you don’t then use the readily available information in form of books and videos, and help them get to know the unknown…
Find the right professionals for the job – whether they plan on using a private hospital for their delivery or not depends entirely on them, and their health insurance. However, if they plan on doing so, help them find the best obstetrician royal North Shore hospital for the job. Speak to people who have used your selected doctor about their experiences. Ask them about the after care. Trust us, having you handle this part will reduce their stress related to the delivery like magic!
Help keep their home in order – help can be given in different forms. Perhaps they don’t need your help with finding the nice chinese speaking obstetrician in town, but as the pregnancy progresses, they will indeed appreciate it if you can help them bring their home into order. It’s all the simple things like taking out the trash, washing the clothes or dishes and keeping the home clean and tidy that they’ll need help with. Make sure to do it in a way that doesn’t imply to them that you feel their home is a mess, or that they need help. In other words, be very subtle.
Heat and eat foods for the win! – if you don’t live in a distance that allows you to pop over often enough to clean their homes for them, or you too live a busy life, then the above suggestion can be a little hard to achieve. If you are good at cooking (or even following instructions), consider cooking them a few freezer meals that they only will have to defrost and heat to eat. These kinds of meals will make thoughtful gifts even after the baby arrives.