February 18, 2016
Pregnancy can sometimes tests our patience to the max! It’s best to keep busy during your 9th month to make the time go by faster. Find activities you love to do or try some new ones. Always consult with provider before trying any new fitness activities or sports. Depending on the time of year that you’re pregnant, you can spent much of your 9th month outdoors enjoying the South Florida beaches and year round warmth. Even in winter time South Florida’s expectant moms can spend days or nights outside enjoying the beach, the sand, the sun, and the attractions of our beautiful state. If your 9th month is in the summer, stay indoors and stay hydrated during peak sun hours. Go see a movie or two and laugh a little. Bowling or painting are a safe and fun indoor activities for expectant moms.
The key to getting through your 9th month of pregnancy is preparation and patience. Read pregnancy and nursing books and finish decorating your baby nursery. Now is the time to buy the final items off your baby registry. This is also the time to finalize your birth plan or like us doulas say, “birth preferences”. This is also your last chance to hire a doula or baby nurse if you haven’t done so already (the best time to do this is during the 2nd trimester, but better late than never). A doula will still play an important role in your birth and be a great asset to your birth team when hired later in pregnancy.
During your 9th month of pregnancy don’t forgot some “me time”. Take a few prenatal yoga classes, there are so many locations in South Florida. Take a childbirth education class at your hospital, birthing center or even online. Tour your hospital then have lunch with your partner, mom or doula. You’ll also want to treat yourself to a spa day. Prenatal massages are a great way to relax and unwind during your 9th month of pregnancy. Getting an adjustment from a chiropractor is a great idea as well. Your doula can offer recommendations for great prenatal massage therapist or chiropractor in your area. Eat at your favorite restaurants and enjoy every minute if this final month of pregnancy, believe or not you WILL miss it.
This blog written by Lisa Raynor , a childbirth and postpartum doula in Coral Springs, FL. She is also a mom of three boys, a wife, and loves to blog about pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum care and breastfeeding. Lisa attends births throughout Broward County and Boca Raton. Call for a FREE consultation today 954-914-3933!