How to enjoy a pain-free delivery? My motherhood journey…

Pregnancy, the most joyous stage in a women’s life. It’s the crucial time period in your married life when you’re pampered just like a child πŸ‘Ά( that’s the pro you will be taken care of by everyone around you). I strongly feel there are a lot of myths and over-exaggerated practices and information during the pregnancy time period in our society. .
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As an Indian, and to be precisely a Keralite, the most common question after studies and getting a job is aren’t you getting married? If married, then within 1 year, not planning kids, if even after 2 years no kids, then advice will pour in from far and near to check in a hospital. If you have 1 baby, then when is the next one? These are the most irritating dilemma that a typical Keralite girl faces. I too faced so many to be truthful.
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I got married on 21/08/2016 and was blessed with a baby πŸ‘Ά girl on 05/05/2019. By Gods grace, it was normal delivery and frankly speaking, I seriously didn’t experience any pain. Ya, delivery pain varies for person πŸ‘₯ to person. It’s true, and me being such a lazy, known- exercising lady πŸ‘© this was such a shock for all and to me too. I delivered the baby at the age of 26.
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Age is not a barrier for getting a pain-free normal delivery. Just follow the below routine( my experience):
First and foremost, don’t read πŸ“– all the innumerable posts regarding pregnancy, delivery, direction, exercises, diets that are readily available on the internet. I didn’t mean they are wrong, but it might confuse and give you unnecessary tension in the long run.
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The best person πŸ‘± to rely on is your mother or elder πŸ‘΅ sister or someone who has babies. Follow what your doctor πŸ’‰ says. Lend an ear πŸ‘‚ to their suggestions and pay attention to their advice. The main problem I have seen in women πŸ‘΅ around me is the fear of delivery. My question is what’s there to be afraid of when you’re going to deliver the ray of sunshine to this world. Frankly speaking, I didn’t have any stress even when I was in the labour room experiencing labour pain.
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.The second aspect is Exercise, its the magical ingredient that makes your delivery smooth and pain-free. Doing exercise πŸƒ doesn’t mean you have to do all the difficult cardio, yoga.. and endless ones available on the Internet. My advice is don’t try to do new exercises and routines that you are not used to.
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The best way to stay healthy in this period is by incorporating walking πŸ‘£ as a part of your daily routine. Try to walk for half an hour. If you’re experiencing any difficulty, especially in the final stages, relax and take rest every 15 minutes and then resume walking πŸƒ. It’s perfectly fineπŸ‘Œ to take rest in between.
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The best method which I practised was climbing stairs daily. Using stairs for a minimum 3-4 times a day is a far better exercise πŸƒ than walking. But don’t skip walking πŸ‘£. Climbing stairs worked perfectly for me as I didn’t have body pain, vomiting or any health issues. Do keep a track of your BP, Sugar, TSH and make sure that they’re normal during this period to avoid further complications. For this, the best method is to exercise πŸ˜“ daily keeping aside your laziness. .
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Third, Drink a lot of water πŸ’¦. The best water is purified/filtered drinking water or boiled water. Avoid soda, cool drinks, fizzy drinks, bottled drinks and opt for fresh juice and milk πŸ„ if you like milk. Drink water in plenty and your focus should be on drinking water and not on eating food alone. This will help in avoiding Urinary tract infections(UTI) and swelling of feet. Do not consume any alcohol 🍺 or alcohol-based drinks at all.
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.The fourth important area to take extreme care is your food. Eat healthily. Yes, it’s true that once you’re carrying you need to eat for your baby πŸ‘Ά too. He/she gets nutrients, minerals and growth from the type and frequency of food πŸ• we take. Eat healthily and not all those available in the market to fill your belly.
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If you’re a vegetarian, include more green leafy vegetables like spinach, broccoli and vegetables like beetroot, carrot. To get proteins for the baby, eat pulses, green gram, lentils, black gram, soya chunks, soya beans, masoor dal, too dal. Eat green grams in different forms daily in sprouted form or as a side dish for roti and rice 🍚 as it increases your breast milk production.
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If you’re a none vegetarian, do eat vegetables and green leafy vegetables. Along with this, eat Omega-rich fishes like mackerel, salmon and do consume eggs 🐣 as they are a rich source of protein. If possible, eat Omega-3 eggs. Both veggies and others should eat a lot of fruits πŸ‘ like Apple, Orange, Grapes, Pomegranate, Bananas, Pine Apple, Watermelon, Grapefruit, Mango, Avocados, Berries like strawberries, blueberries, cranberries. Include dry fruits like cashew, almonds, walnut, pistachios, dates, apricots, raisins etc.
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First-time mommas, do you know superfoods that can boost breast milk 🍼 production? If not, do let me know so that I will make a post on the same.It’s time to wind up the topic. The sixth step is to relax your mind, stay calm, release tensions, do meditations and exercise πŸƒ that gives you mental peace. Listen πŸ‘‚ to music 🎢 that soothes you. Music 🎧 is best for stimulating brain cells and activating your mind. This soothes the foetus inside you and aids in its development. Watch movies, dance shows or your favourite TV programs to sit back and enjoy.
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Laughing and filling your mind with positivity matters a lot. Listen πŸ‘‚ to soulful music ( devotional, melodies, rock, pop or any genre of your choice) 🎀 and motivational speeches and read πŸ“– books πŸ“š. This is the time where you can relax and dnjoy. Talk to someone with positive thoughts. Do spend time outdoors, feel the breeze, enjoy the chirping of birds, the fragrance of flowers πŸ’ in your garden and blend with the flow of nature.
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Seventh, take your medicines πŸ’Š on time. Health is wealth. So, don’t fall for unhealthy food πŸ• especially during this time. Stay healthy and don’t forget to practice breathing exercises. Eighth, Trust in the Almighty, He will weave wonders for your delivery, make it pain-free, normal and smooth. The power is God is unimaginable, beyond explanations and divine. Trust in Him, leave everything in his hands πŸ™Œ and don’t forget to pray. He will take care of your little one. .
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That was a gist ladies. If you need any more details on exercise, pregnancy diet, delivery pain, normal delivery ( I don’t know C section as mine was a normal one) and anything related to pregnancy, let me know. Feel free to leave a comment below. I will be more than happy to help you in whatever way I can πŸ‘»πŸ’•
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Stay tuned for knowing some superfoods to increase breast milk 🍼 supply..
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20 Comments Add yours

  1. Blogaberry Foo says:

    This is so like my story. For the first three months I didn’t even know I was pregnant. My healthy lifestyle has helped a lot if I go to see details.

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    1. Stella says:

      Oh that’s super cool. We are similar

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  2. you have shared very practical and useful information, thankfully both my deliveries were smooth. I liked the way you add small emoji’s in your blog. It makes reading fun.

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    1. Stella says:

      Thanks a lot for such lovely words. Thanks to almighty that you had absolutely pain free delivery

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  3. mahekg says:

    Some really good and useful information here. Will share it with all my friends.

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    1. Stella says:

      Thanks a lot for the support dear

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  4. Nitya chawla says:

    Not everyone has the courage to share their journey.. It’s so touching and emotional… You have written about this beautifully

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    1. Stella says:

      Thanks for the kind words dear

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  5. What an in-depth and informative post. This will definitely help many expecting mothers that may be nervous!

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  6. Amazing post this is … Enjoyed reading all the tips … Will pass it on to my friends who are in the family way.
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  7. I opted for an elective Cesarean section because I was too scared of the pain! Great post!

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  8. My both kids are from C-section. On first baby I have taken pain too. I agree these internet information cause panic,those videos.. off

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    1. Stella says:

      Oh my! You are so strong

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  9. Nisha Malik says:

    Exercise and diet is very important throughout the whole pregnancy period. Your tips are great and helpful.

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    1. Stella says:

      Thank you so much

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  10. That is a very nice and informative post, my sister is expecting in the upcoming months, this could be really very helpful for her, will definitely share this with her.

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    1. Stella says:

      Thanks lot for the love. Happy to help her if needed

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