Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Taking Care of Business in the Last Few Weeks of Pregnancy

This article was written by Katie Moore. Katie is an active writer within the blogging community who discusses maternity, motherhood, prenatal health, childbirth and other topics within this niche.  
As an expectant mother's delivery date approaches, she may feel a little nervous if she feels unprepared for the arrival of her newborn. Here are a few simple steps to follow and check off to help eliminate those nervous feelings and prepare for the excitement that motherhood will bring.
Take Care of Herself and Her Baby
A pregnant woman's first priority should be to take care of herself and her baby.  She may feel exhausted as her body changes and she may be too uncomfortable to get a full night's sleep. If at all possible, women should nap during the day to help with fatigue. 
Exercise is also recommended for women during pregnancy. It can help minimize excessive weight gain and more importantly can help during labor and delivery, as it increases endurance and lessens the likelihood of needing medical intervention. If a woman wasn’t previously exercising before her pregnancy, it is still possible to start with a trainer or program specifically designed for pregnant women. Whether a woman was previously active or not, speaking to doctor before starting any new health program is always advised.