This week is probably the most maternity specific so far with discussion of core strong birth plan and preparing your home.
Kelly discusses ways to adjust your birth plan to make sure you are using your core as optimally as possible, including splinting during labor and even the pushing phase. She also points out how important it is to develop nursing positions that are supportive for your body as well as comfortable for you. The average mom spends 11-14 hours a day nursing in the beginning. Even if you are bottle feeding it is still important to make sure you support your back, neck, and feet.
For more details check out this post on creating a nursing throne.
She also deals with other common positions that can be potentially straining or damaging to your core such as how you change diapers, and get in and out of bed.
While some of this information was review for me, it was probably one of the more informative weeks. All the videos, I felt, helped me to prepare for both labor & delivery as well as those early days caring for my newborn.
At this point I am feeling quite fatigued, so remembered to do proper stretches and core exercises has been difficult. But I’m still trying to incorporate as much as I can. I hope I can reap some positive results even if I’m not doing everything right for the next few weeks.