I have only 7 weeks until my due date and I’m starting to get nervous, excited, counting the days until the little one is here.
I’m also finally thinking about the birth – what I want and what I don’t want, what I’m hoping for and what I’m nervous about.
Up until this point, I’ve been really relaxed about it all and I still feel this way. In the end, the baby will come out – somehow – and I have trust in my body and in my own strength that all will go well.
However, no matter how easy-going you are, there are a few things to think of when preparing for the birth of your baby as a single mom.
The following are just a few of the questions to consider before the big day is here.
1. Do you have a midwife yet?
If not, it’s high time you begin looking for one.
A midwife will prove super helpful and calming before, during and after the birth. You will have a lot of questions and looking for answers in books isn’t always what you want and need. Interview a few midwives until you find the one that you hit it off with.
This is an intimate process and a delicate time. Give yourself the opportunity to be with someone you feel comfortable with and have trust in, especially since you won’t have a partner at your side. [Read more…]