Baby’s vision at birth
The first thing that you will look for when baby arrives is whether he is a boy or a girl. Once that mystery is solved, you will also notice that your new born baby is wearing a leftover travel dust consisting of vernix, amniotic fluid, lanugo and blood.
When he’s born, everything to him will look a bit blurry because he can only see about an inch away, but there is no problem with that. Just make sure that you say hello little one since he will likely recognize your voice at birth.
New born baby loves being swaddled
Although your baby’s legs and arms may flail a bit, he is still curled in the fetal position. The reason being, after nine months in a small space, he still hasn’t realized that he has enough room to stretch and spread out. And since it’s the only position he knows, it’s the most comfortable to be in. That’s the main reason why most newborn babies like to be swaddled.
When your water will break
Water breaking before the onset of labor is one event that cannot be guaranteed. By this week, you are probably worrying about when your water will break. But this shouldn’t worry you because less than 15% of pregnant women break their water before labor begins, and second, it may also come as a slow leak, small gush or trickle.
- Ask your practitioner how, why and when he might want to induce labor. Unless your little one is in danger, labor should not be induced until you are 42 weeks pregnant.
- You can induce labor naturally by walking, having sex, acupressure and acupuncture. However, you should talk to your health care provider first. He will give you the green light to try any of these methods.
- You may find it difficult to sleep these days. You may want to get a pregnancy body pillow even if you only have a day or two left