Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Advice for Expecting Moms

In honor of a few friends who are ready to pop, and due any day now, I wanted to pass on some advice that I would have loved to know right before taking that trip to the hospital. I will pass on this advice over the next few days, so as to not overwhelm you!

Having said that, my first piece of advice is for the delivery room. If you are having a c-section, this advice doesn't apply to you. However, if you are pushing your little peanut out, then here are a couple of things you might like to know.
When I was pushing my first child out, a nurse in the delivery room told me to push like I was doing a sit-up.

It was amazing the difference that advice made. For starters, with my first sit-up push, I actually saw the lump of my son's body move downward. Secondly, many women are afraid of having a bowel movement while in the delivery room. And some women think that you are supposed to push like you are trying to have a bowel movement. Hmm, if you push like you are having a bowel movement, then you might just have a bowel movement.

Trust me, doing a sit-up is the way to avoid these worries. And I don't mean to brag, but with my son I pushed for about 20 minutes and about 15 minutes with my daughter. Doing the sit-up is worth the try, isn't it?

(P.S. I know the image above is not of a pregnant women doing a sit-up, but hey, do you know many pregnant women who would let someone take a photo of them doing a sit-up??? Didn't think so!)
Image courtesy of FitFAQs.co.uk

2 comments:

nanny said...

good info....I will pass this along to my soon to deliver daughter!!!!

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