“We have a secret in our culture, and it’s not that birth is painful. It’s that women are strong.” – Laura Stavoe Harm
As your impending ‘due date’ for your baby comes closer, you may be starting to ask yourself what do I need to do before this baby arrives?
There are plenty of articles, leaflets, books, websites and of course, people, who will happily give their opinions (wanted or otherwise!) but at the end of the day, it comes down to what you need.What do you, your birth support and baby need?
The best advice I have found is to consider the advice you learn and then do with it as you wish! Consider it, research it or simply bin it!
If knowing every single possibility is what helps you – read, listen, watch to your hearts content. If staying fairly oblivious, then tune out and perhaps focus on things that fill you with joy. Prepare a music playlist? Plan a baby moon getaway before baby comes? It is up to you (are you seeing the theme here yet?).
If you’re looking for a base level perhaps consider these three things to do before baby arrives. The rest is entirely up to you and your birth team how you prepare for the birth of your baby.