You have been carrying your baby for some months, and you are now in your last week of the pregnancy period. You are naturally excited to receive your baby; there is no doubt about that. It is evident the journey has not been easy especially if you had a few complications here and there. If you are expectant and this is your last week of pregnancy, we gathered a few ideas on the things you need to do during this period.
Get your mind ready
You might have heard other mothers tell their unforgettable experiences. But this does not mean you will undergo the same during the birth of the baby. Your delivery is getting closer and closer; it is time to think positive and about all the exciting things. You will have fun, and the fear will go away. Even if you have been fearing, prepare the mind for the big task ahead.
Get your hospital bag ready
While your hospital bag needs to be always prepared, this time it is getting ready because you know it is the right time. Ensure you have everything you will need during and after delivery because you are not aware how long you will be spending at the hospital. This is your late pregnancy period, therefore ensure have your bag ready in advance to avoid packing it in a hurry when you go into labor.
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Clean your home
You will not be able to handle heavy tasks after birth because you will not have the energy to do so. Clean your house earlier as you make it ready for the arrival of the baby. You don’t want to bring your baby to a dirt environment, right? Many people will be visiting your home for the next few days. A dirty home will portray you in a different light. Make your house clean for the admirers of your baby.
Wash you expected baby’s clothes
Unlike the ancient times where it was a taboo to purchase clothes for the baby before her birth, these days you can do that comfortably. If you bought lots of clothes for your baby ensure to wash them earlier enough so they can dry out before the baby comes. You might say they are new and therefore they are clean. New clothes have chemicals used on them, germs and the dust. Have someone do the task for you if you cannot wash the clothes.
Fill your freezer with food
Many people will be visiting your home. Some will bring you food, but it is not good that you rely on that food alone. Fill your freezer with ready-made meals that you will put in an oven when someone is not around to make you food. It is possible you will be feeling hungry than usual, and that is why you need to stock your fridge with lots of foods.
The last week of pregnancy can be exciting and demanding because you have lots of things to do but under limited time. Ensure to prepare everything earlier enough to avoid disappointments.