I am 23 weeks pregnant tomorrow, and 44 years old. I've started thinking a lot about my baby's birth.
I took Lamaze with my first daughter, but really felt like I just wanted to turn inside and go with the contractions - instead of focusing away from them.
So what to do this time? I want it to be as natural as possible, and hope to labour at home for as long as possible.
I feel a little funny about taking a birth class with people half my age.
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TODAY'S BOOK SUGGESTION:
Take Charge of Your Fertility (Teach Yourself)
-- explains everything the prospective parent may need to know as they face the physical, emotional and practical challenges of trying for a baby.
It covers health issues in full, from basic biology and an explanation of fertility and cycles to outlining what supplements are useful and what aren't, and how you can maximize your chances by following a healthy diet and cutting alcohol or nicotine intake.
There are plenty of resources and guidelines for parents facing difficulties, including a guide to the medical options, and advice on how to seek further help.
It will help couples to deal with the emotional issues faced when trying for a baby, and will also give practical information on who you should tell and who you must tell, and when.
With coverage of all aspects of very early pregnancy, from do-it-yourself tests to the very first scan, it will be a useful resource which will help all prospective parents, whether looking to start or to expand their family.
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