*This is a podcast interview in the series - Regular Moms | Regular Birthing Stories*
The final days to meet your baby are here! It feels overwhelming and your emotions are all over the place!
Are you ready? Have you packed your hospital bag? How will labor be? Is it a girl or a boy? The list is endless and at the same time your body is stretched to its limits!
We spoke to Pritha Malhotra, an instagram influencer and a new mom to-be, who is just days away from delivering her bundle of joy!
“This is the hardest month of my pregnancy!” she very honestly shares,
Watch her entire video interview in hindi here :
Pritha, who has 2 weeks to go for her due date has shared the challenges that every mother goes through. Being prepared goes a long way in making sure that the mother has less anxiety postpartum.
“I feel so breathless. I just took a bath and I feel exhausted. The trips to washroom have increased so much and its disturbing my sleep”, Pritha says.
If you are currently pregnant or wondering how would the last month be, you need to read the entire blog! Pritha has also shared how she is preparing to welcome her baby, how to spot false labor pain, how to develop a support system for yourself for postpartum care and many more relevant things which every expecting mom needs to know!
You can also hear it in podcast (audio only) here :
Did you know? 9th month of pregnancy is exhausting but regular walking will help to keep you active and ready for labor! Add this 247 maternity active wear that Pritha approves to your wardrobe!
(PS: Always ask your OB/GYN before doing any kind of exercise in pregnancy!)
When are you likely to give birth?
Lets look at some statistics!
Quick fact: Did you know mothers forget self care when they get pregnant? Pamper yourself with this gorgeous maternity dress Pritha is wearing!
Here are 7 things you must do in your 9th month! Read till the end to know a must-buy nobody talks about!
This one will be the topmost priority in your 9th month! Lets face it, pregnancy and delivery is EXPENSIVE! We suggest you get your delivery covered by insurance even before you conceive! If you are working, talk to your employer on the coverage you will get along with additional benefits you are eligible for in your postpartum period. Thank us later!
This is a good time to get all your hospital papers, identity cards and other important papers as needed by your hospital ready to go! If you need to pay from your pocket, depending on how much insurance will cover, do keep the balance amount ready!
“Its important to choose the right hospital. Its okay for us even if its at a little distance”, Pritha has shared in her interview.
We second her thoughts and its very essential that you feel comfortable with the place you will give birth in! However, we suggest to a trial run in your 9th month to see how long its taking to make this as uneventful as possible!
We usually don't think about this, but when you are using your own mean of transport to get to the hospital (and not an ambulance), you can face unexpected delays, traffic jams, accidents in your route. Its advisable to know alternate route to reach your hospital in such emergencies. This is especially needed if your hospital is more than 15 minutes away!
When you get home with your baby, there is hardly anytime to manage other things in the house. Its advisable to keep essentials for at least 1 month stocked up at home to reduce the anxiety!
Buy the things that you love beforehand, as mothers rarely go anywhere outside apart from the routine check ups for baby. There are snacks you love, that moisturizer you always use, those series you like to read - get it ready for YOU!
Get extra batteries for remotes, maternity pads, diapers, baby care products and feeding pillow. You will thank yourself later!
This one is so important!
We suggest you visit your OB/GYN in your 9th month as a couple on the threshold of parenthood and ask these questions:
- What does labor pain feel like?
- When do I need to come to the hospital?
- Any symptoms I need to watch for?
- How much will my baby kick? (In the 9th month since baby has less space to move you need to confirm the kick count with your doctor!)
- Which doctor will attend to me when I go into labor?
- When will you be able to reach the hospital when I am in labor? (Some doctors are on call and come only when needed!)
Its wise to write down these questions before visiting your OB/GYN as you might forget something important!
This is super useful postpartum! Birth of baby means visitors! And baby gets hungry, anytime anywhere! A nursing cover is God-sent for moms who can breastfeed whenever needed!
To make your breastfeeding journey easy. we have launched India's first Exclusive Honeycomb nursing cover collection!
It has a breathable honeycomb fabric and its made up of superior poly-cotton blend! It allows baby to see outside but its not possible to see - in!
You will breastfeed your baby in privacy as well as comfort and style!
It is a must have in your hospital bag moms!