Do’s and Don’ts of Natural Childbirth.
Birthing your child without drugs isn’t easy, but it is possible having a natural birth. DO find a supportive practitioner. You’ll need a healthcare provider who’s supportive of the many nuances of natural birthing.
DO find a supportive birthing environment. That could be a small hospital a birthing center, or your home. DO learn various coping techniques. The more mental and physical pain-management skills the better.
DON’T forget your birth partner’s needs. You’ve done most of the heavy lifting since your baby was conceived, but labor and delivery is an emotionally and physically draining process for both of you.
DON’T listen to others’ horror stories. A positive mindset means everything.
DO prepare both physically and mentally. DO expect to want to quit. You’d be in the minority if you didn’t. “Every woman reaches a point in labor when she doesn’t want to do it anymore,” says Kelly Camden, LM, CPM, of Holistic Midwifery. DON’T beat yourself up if you don’t have the natural birth of your dreams.
Toddlers have strong curiosity to their surroundings as their mobility increases. Besides
having positive firm discipline, you should also be alert to possible home accidents.
Here are some tips for ensuring the safety of your child.
Do not leave your child alone at home or to the care by elder children.
Cover the sharp edges on furniture with corner protectors in the living room
Do not carry your baby in the kitchen, store all sharp utensils out of the reach of children.
Never put detergents and other chemicals in drink bottles
Store or lock up detergents in cupboards where children can’t reach
Store electric kettle or hot water flask out of the reach of children.
Never leave your baby in the bath alone (even for a moment)
Never leave your baby alone on sofa or bed without fences.
Home accidents do happen. Children are vulnerable and parents need to know how to
reduce the degree of accidental injuries at home. Children are still self-centred and lack clear verbal expression at this stage. Your child may seem to ignore your instructions if you give instructions without taking into account their interest. Effective communication skills will be needed to achieve two-way interactive communication with your child.