With the expected delivery approaching, many novice mothers will inevitably feel a little nervous. In fact, it is very helpful to do some necessary homework before delivery. Here are some of the most important prenatal concerns of expectant mothers. First, make up for the lessons, and then turn to be a “calm” good mother. That’s so easy!
Can a pregnant mother touch her stomach?
Touching the belly during pregnancy is the most direct way for many expectant mothers to communicate with their babies, and to enhance the emotional communication between parents and children. However, touch can be mastered with good skills, gentle intensity, 5-10 minutes can be. In addition, mothers in the first three months of pregnancy and near the due date should not slap or push their abdomen. If they feel frequent fetal movements during touching, they should stop. It should also be noted that mothers should not touch their stomachs frequently during the third trimester of pregnancy, while pregnant mothers with placenta previa, signs of premature delivery or frequent fetal movements are not suitable for overtouching in order to avoid stimulating the baby in their stomach.
2. How painful is spontaneous labor?
Many mothers expect natural childbirth, but worry that they can’t bear the pain of childbirth. In fact, the pain in the production process is caused by multiple reasons, including uterine contraction, fetal head compression and the baby through the birth canal when the cervix, vagina and other parts of the traction damage.
In fact, abortion is not as terrible as everyone thought, and there are individual differences in pain. It is in the production process of emotional tension, maternal corticosteroids and other secretions increased, but will exacerbate the pain. So first of all, mothers should relax themselves and welcome the arrival of their babies with a happy attitude. In addition, it is suggested that expectant mothers carry out some prenatal training and respiratory guidance during uterine contraction during pregnancy, which can help to alleviate pain in the course of delivery.
3. Colostrum is said to be dirty. Do you want to throw it away?
First, we need to know what colostrum is. Generally speaking, the milk secreted by the mother within 5-7 days after delivery is called colostrum. Colostrum with low colour value is often despised because of its yellow-white appearance and thin water sample. In fact, colostrum is very valuable, containing a lot of protein and minerals, lactose and a small amount of fat, which is most suitable for the digestive needs of newborns and can enhance disease resistance. So colostrum is also called the first immunization in the baby’s life, which is of great significance to the future growth and development.
In fact, from the beginning of colostrum, the mother has entered the breast-feeding state, and breast milk is the perfect natural food for the baby. In addition to meeting the nutritional needs of newborns, breast milk can reduce the risk of infant illness and is more conducive to the prevention of allergic diseases in children.
For mothers, breast-feeding can also reduce the incidence of breast cancer, but also create an opportunity to enhance feelings with their babies. Because there will be more skin contact in the process of feeding, which is conducive to enhancing the attachment between mother and infant, and also conducive to the establishment of closer mother-infant relationship. Therefore, breast milk can be compared to the “gift of birth” and mothers naturally have to do their best to give this gift to their babies!