I’ve noticed a lot of young expectant women in my Facebook feed talking about pregnancy these past few weeks. As is often the case, many question the need to go the full 40 weeks of pregnancy.
It’s not wonder, the last trimester of pregnancy is challenging. Your body betrays you with odd symptoms that can only be attributed to this special time. I remember experiencing pain in my wrists (due to increased blood flow, according to my doctor). I couldn’t stand the smell of cooked onions. And from about 34 weeks on, I lost sight of my toes due to my beach ball tummy.
But regardless of how difficult those last weeks are, they’re vitally important for your baby’s maturation. So, too, is labor. That's why it's a good idea to create a birthing plan. This gives you a clear idea of how you would like to prepare for your delivery and the steps you can take now, as you anticipate your baby's arrival. What does a birth plan look like? Read here for more.