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Why you may be having to pee more often than usual lately (like.. a LOT!). Plus, how to have a natural hospital birth.
Ouch! Do Baby Natural’s kicks and jabs feel a little sharper than usual? That’s because, for the first time in the past 7 months, you’ve got more baby inside you than you do amniotic fluid. And that’s not about to stop anytime soon.
Quick tip: Be sure to stay well hydrated, as this is what helps amniotic fluid levels stay adequate.
Baby may be over 18 inches in length now and weigh 4 pounds, which means his weight will just about double (or more!) from here until delivery.
Even more important changes are happening inside baby—his immune system is developing, which is of course very important for when he makes his big debut.
Baby continues to drink amniotic fluid, and as you may guess, he’s peeing it out too! Yes, your little one makes (and eliminates) about 2 cups of urine each day, which goes right back into the amniotic fluid.
Now, before you go worrying about baby drinking too much pee-pee, take comfort in the fact that your body replaces the amniotic fluid a few times per day.
Just when you thought you couldn’t pee anymore, you’re back in the bathroom. Haha!
Your baby is sitting right there on your precious bladder and squeezing out every drop that settles. I love this meme that depicts the phenomenon so well.
Take heart that the end is in sight! You are SO CLOSE to the main event.
Speaking of the main event, are you educated? I’m talking about a natural childbirth education class. This is HUGE, as you need to be empowered, educated, and supported as you head into birth.
It’s not too late to do the Mama Natural Birth Class, which is all online, on-demand, and on your own time. You can go as fast or as slow as you like. Heck, you could do the whole thing this weekend! (But at 32 weeks, you’re probably not in that big of a rush.)
Click here to learn more about the class!
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If you think that you can't have a natural birth in the hospital, think again.
Sometimes women choose a hospital birth for medical reasons, or if they are a high-risk pregnancy. Other times, there are just no other options.
Birthing centers are few and far between in rural areas, and some states outlaw home births attended by midwives (boo!).
But just because you give birth in the hospital doesn’t mean you can’t give birth naturally. A natural hospital birth can absolutely, 100% be done!
Here are some tips to help you have a natural hospital birth.