Louise Broadbridge
Louise Broadbridge
Week 39

And…you’re off!

I can’t say that it happened to me but some women do report a massive burst of energy just prior to labour starting.  The urge to get your house in order may leave you tempted to climb ladders and fix the leaky roof. Trust me, you are far from invincible at this point and your sense of balance is a little off kilter!  Save the high up jobs to your other half!  some light chores if you must OR google local cleaning companies and get someone to do it all for you!

All of this activity and you may be starting to feel some mild contractions as things start to happen.  Best advice, unless your waters break, carry on as much as you can.  Early labour, especially when it is your first baby, can stop and start.  Getting all psyched up too soon can leave you exhausted before the curtain even goes up.

You may also be struggling to sleep, with your mind active and body uncomfortable.  Hopefully you are on maternity leave now and can have a nap in the afternoon.

Worried about anything?  Message the Honest Midwife for some reassurance.

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