How To Handle Delivery Stress?

Time management – we live in a very busy world. Nearly everyone has a tight schedule. If you are running late with one appointment, is will surely mess up the rest of your appointments for the day; and this is the same for your clients. Be punctual, and make an effort to obtain the skill of time management. Trust us, your clients will not only notice it, but appreciate it as well…! 

Being pregnant for the very first time can be very stressful indeed. And we need not even tell you that stressing is not the best thing for your unborn baby. So here are some practical ways of reducing and handling pregnancy and delivery related stress…If given an option, choose your doctor – this may seem a little strange, but knowing who your doctor is (your obstetrician, of course), and knowing of their skills and talents, and being familiar with them in general can help you reduce your stress levels. This is probably because we feel more in control when we get to choose. So if you are going for a private hospital, choose a private obstetrician Sydney that you have confidence in. 

  • Gather your information – if you are a first time mom (or dad!), chances are that you are this nervous, simply because you don’t know what is happening. So even before you go looking for a private hospital obstetrician, head to the nearest book store. Get a few instructive baby books that tell you the development stages of your baby and what needs to be done in each stage. And if you want, you can even find video instructions online in the same topics. Go here http://www.dradriankwok.com.au/about/  for more information about chinese speaking obstetrician. 
  • Be prepared ahead of date with everything – one other reason that most new parents are in a panic before the delivery is that they feel they are not fully prepared with all the things for the baby. Or that they might have forgotten to prepare for something vital. To avoid this happening, do a research and make yourself a checklist for every month. And as for the hospital bag, have it ready and in a place where everyone can find it…!
  • Have someone experienced at hand – no matter how much information you have, and no matter how prepared you are, it’s natural to feel a little inadequate as the time grows closer for the delivery. This is most common in first time mothers. However, this can be easily put to rest by inviting over an experience person (like your mom, or an aunt you are very comfortable with), and having them stay over until the delivery at least.
  • Have your closest friend in your delivery team – do you have someone you always turn to when you are feeling a little stressed? It might be a best friend or even a cousin. If you do, then make sure you have them around when you are heading to the hospital. Make them a part of your delivery “team”, as they would definitely have experience calming you down. If you prefer, you can ask them too to stay over when the date grows closer…