Wednesday, 30 March 2016

7 Things To Do Next Pregnancy

  • Drink water - the amount of water I drank before Baby compared to after baby was like a desert and a water fountain. So really I want to keep well hydrated as I think this will help my skin a lot during pregnancy. I have an issue with getting mildly dehydrated so that mixed with a toddler is not a situation to be in!
  • Eat healthier & more regularly - I find it harder to eat regularly and healthily as I'm such a fussy eater. I also find it harder to eat more regularly as I'm so focused on doing everything else and then when I do eat Baby wants some too! I will have to get used to that and learn how to balance...eventually!
  • Be active - I regret not doing this when I was pregnant, I think if I was a lot more active in walking and in general light exercise I wouldn't have felt lazy in later months as well as the extra flexibility wouldn't have hurt either! 
  • Be more forward with my midwife about things I want to discuss - My personality is such that I am not an open book when it comes to meeting people for the first time, or the second time - it takes me a while. It also made a difference that I didn't like my midwife. 
She wasn't interested in hearing me speak even though she commented on many occasions about me not speaking very much at all. She didn't want to talk to me about a birth plan and got her trainee to have the most briefest of talks with me. I just didn't feel comfortable at all and the times I did talk to her I was cut off repeatedly.
I think I would ask for a different midwife, or else be more firm in what I wanted to talk about and make sure I get my point across.

  • Have a holiday with just my husband - I definitely think we need as much 'us' time as we can soak up before getting on with it being a family of 4! We need non-stressful time together to focus on just us and not what we need to do, not what we have to do, not what we're supposed to do.  
  • Spend as much time possible with Baby & Me - I will definitely miss it being just me & Babe. I will miss spending all our time together by ourselves. I will miss the new things that she does and the fact that I can pick it up so fast because there are barely any distractions. I will miss her.
  • Similar to above, spend too much time with my mum, dad, sister & cousins while I could!

These are just some of the things that I'd like to be different for the next time. I think it's important to learn from my past experience and try to make some goals for the next one. Things can always be better if you allow them to be.


What is one thing you would change about your last pregnancy?


14 comments:

  1. Ahh what an exciting time you have ahead! Definitely try and enjoy some time with your husband I think it will do the world of good.

    If there was one thing I would change about my last pregnancy it would be most definitely exercise! Everything is so much looser second time round- muscles, ligaments etc etc so I think exercise would definitely help. #KCACOLS

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    1. I agree with you - especially as I do regret not going out with him as much the last time round!

      I think so, too, not to mention I do feel much better throughout the day after I've done it! x

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  2. I love your ideas of things to do with your next pregnancy, especially when it comes to your midwife. I'm so sorry to hear that your experience was not ideal with her and that you did not feel heard. Pregnancy, labour and delivery is already such a nerve-racking transition, the last thing you want to worry about is your relationship with your care provider. Unfortunately I feel like these things happen all too often.
    Thanks so much for linking with #KCACOLS! I hope you come back next Sunday!
    Tori
    www.themamanurse.com

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    1. Aw thank you!
      The amount of complaints that happen about people's midwives, doctors, surgeons, etc. is really shocking considering we rely on them for our physical and mental health. Very strange why they wouldn't be 100% up to scratch!
      Thanks very much, I hope I will be back too!

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  3. I feel the same, the next time I'm pregnant I want to just enjoy it a bit more and celebrate it a bit more. I don't really remember much of my pregnancy now, so I would like to blog about it too! #kcacols

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    1. Yes, memories of it will be v helpful and very cathartic to write about some of the challenging bits!

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  4. I think I'd try to be more relaxed and not panic as much as I did with my last pregnancy. Having said that it was down to my previous miscarriages. Xx #KCACOLS

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    1. Sorry to hear about your losses - they are hard to deal with. Hopefully you'll be able to let down your hair during the next pregnancy. x

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  5. I think that these are all brilliant ideas. We had a few mini breaks while I was pregnant and I really enjoyed them. Finding time for us is difficult now. We have had 2 20 minute walks alone since having R. If I have a baby number two I definitely need to get my body in shape to cope with a 2nd pregnancy and what will be a toddler around! I would love it if you came and linked up with #abrandnewday on my blog TwoTinyHands.co.uk. Good luck. #kcacols

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    1. That sounds lovely - at least you had that time together! I know what you mean it's becoming a big stretch for us to have much alone time together for a couple of hours let alone a day or a weekend! Yes, I agree body in check is a must before next baby!! Thanks for commenting!

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  6. Great post! I would finish some of the crafts I'd started as I haven't had time to even look at them since she was born! #KCACOLS

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    1. Oooh, that's a good one I like that! Thanks for commenting!

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  7. This is an absolutely wonderful list! I would definitely like to get away, just my husband and me, during my next pregnancy as well. I feel like that getaway (even if it's just for a day or two) would be such a great strengthening tool for the relationship right before a major change like adding a new member of the family. I definitely would like to be more conscious about my water intake-even now, as I'm breastfeeding. x #KCACOLS

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    1. Thank you! Yes I agree as the relationship did come before baby it is important to put it first when important things come along and hit both of you! x

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