Prepare for Delivery with CK Birla Hospital, Punjabi Bagh
Congratulations! You have entered the third trimester of your pregnancy! It is amazing how you have been able to overcome some of the most testing phases of your pregnancy journey. Now, all we do is make sure we welcome the baby in the most healthy and happy way. Your pregnant belly is booming and you are glowing in anticipation with the happy pregnancy hormones doing their job.
This is also a time when you and your family start planning for the actual delivery. How to choose a birthing plan? How to remain agile during this phase? What are the best sleeping positions? How to ensure breastfeeding is properly done? For that here’s a brief guide on how to prep for your delivery How to prep for your delivery?
But in the third trimester, what are the problems pregnant women need to deal with? What should you eat, what should you avoid, there are a whole lot of questions you need answers to. Don’t worry, just read on…
What happens during the third trimester of pregnancy?
The third trimester is more tiring and uncomfortable than the other two trimesters primarily because the embryo grows to its full form. The discomfort is mainly attributed to the baby’s position and size, and with the due date approaching soon, anxiety also reaches its peak, making this trimester emotionally challenging as well. It is very important that at this stage you remain positive and try to adapt to the upcoming changes. Here is what you can expect during this stage:
- Embryo Movements: Your baby’s movements are more pronounced.
- Braxton Hicks contractions: These contractions increase in frequency and strength as you approach your due date.
- Backaches: Pregnancy hormones relax the connective tissues around your pelvic area. This is often tough on your back, and results in discomfort.
- Frequent urination: As the baby moves towards your pelvis, it adds pressure on your bladder, causing frequent urination. This is inevitable in your third trimester as your due date approaches.
- Gestational diabetes: Being sedentary increases the chances of this during the 3rd trimester.
- Iron deficiency/Anaemia: Iron deficiency happens due to lower haemoglobin level.
Apart from this adequate prenatal care should be taken w.r.t. Your babies, such as checking the baby’s progress in terms of size, heart rate, position and movements. Make sure you and your gynaecologist have chalked out a proper birthing plan and made your choices.
What are the main concerns during and post delivery?
There are various aspects that need to be considered for a delivery. While in the earlier days one had midwives and home deliveries, now we look for options where the pain and medication for the pregnant mother is well managed for a smoother and natural delivery. For this one needs to choose the right healthcare partner. With professional help the following concerns will be addressed:
- What will be the frequency of medical monitoring to ensure the baby and mother are not undergoing any unwanted complications?
- What kind of pregnancy preps are being done in the form of exercise, diet, etc. to keep the mother and baby healthy?
- Whether there is any dependency on epidurals and other medications as opposed to water birthing and lamaze trained deliveries?
- Whether the pregnancy will need an emergency c-section and if yes, how well the healthcare partner is prepared to handle emergencies?
- What kind of nursing and lactation support is available? Since breastfeeding needs assistance and skin to skin contact for the bond to be established between the mother and her baby.
- What kind of post-operative care and other room facilities are available for the well being for mother and child?
- How comfortable is the mother with the healthcare partner, to ensure a seamless delivery?
- What kind of paediatric care and infrastructural support is available for the newborn?
How to prep for your delivery?
Make a checklist of all the things you will need during your third trimester. Start with charting out a birthing plan with your OB-GYN and healthcare provider. This will include monitoring your health pre-labour, any concerns that may indicate a c-section and consultations post-delivery.
At the CK Birla Hospital®, we take pride in planning things out for our expectant families for a seamless and memorable experience of welcoming a child into this world. For this, we don’t leave any stones unturned.
- Avail of the Pregnancy Welfare & Growth Scan, including Doppler Scan as required to check the baby’s position.
- We also help pregnant mothers with their labour and birthing preparations with professionally guided Lamaze and yoga sessions to help manage labour pain and discomfort.
- We help plan out a proper diet chart so that we can prevent iron deficiency or gestational diabetes which is very common during the third trimester and leads to unnecessary complications.
- We support normal deliveries and insist on minimal medicines during birth. We also have water-birthing facilities that can further make your delivery seamless.
- For sudden labour, we have an emergency ambulance service ready to get you to a fully sanitised and safe facility for a healthy delivery.
- We provide lactation consultation, internal medicine and paediatric consultations for newborns and their mothers.
- Our state-of-the-art NICU is fully equipped to deal with any kind of complications in the best possible manner.
Everyone who sees you now is extra careful around you and more attentive to your needs. This is by far the second-best feeling during a pregnancy trumped only by the news of the baby’s arrival. But like they say, “with great power comes great responsibility”. Which is why, our hands-on team of professional caregivers make sure you are well supported and looked after in a homely atmosphere, under compassionate care. Check out our comprehensive maternity packages, including attractive offers and discounts, now available at the CK Birla Punjabi Bagh, here: