Every pregnant woman, at least every pregnant woman I've ever met, at some point feels like they'd rather be walking...
Every pregnant woman, at least every pregnant woman I've ever met, at some point feels like they'd rather be walking on hot coals then be preggers anymore. Face it after nine + months the novelty of being pregnant has worn off, nothing cute fits your big belly, and having to pee nonstop is a little less than charming. Plus, by the end of your pregnancy it's really hard to be patient when you know that soon you'll be meeting your new little guy or gal. Dreams of labor induction can truly seduce you, however, you need to seriously consider the implications of induction. Induction poses a risk, makes labor MUCH more painful, and can lead to other interventions like a c-section. A better choice - stick it out. Most women will go into labor when their body and baby are ready. In the meantime there's plenty you can do to keep your mind off the pregnancy, or at least distract you for a little while.
- Try some practical nesting - don't overdo it, but preparing for the baby makes the time pass quicker.
- Primp away. Most primping is safe during pregnancy, plus you'll feel better. A little spa day never hurt anyone.
- Get your baby announcements squared away and also write out any thank you notes for gifts. After the baby comes you won't have time anyhow.
- Take a baby CPR and first aid class.
- Whine to a friend, partner, whoever. Sometimes you do just need to whine about how sick you are of being pregnant. It's perfectly normal and any pal who has been there will be happy to lend an ear.