Dealing with impatience in the last week of pregnancy

Dealing with impatience in the last week of pregnancy

Dealing with impatience in the last week of pregnancy

Completed full term pregnancy? That’s old news! You are already completed 39 weeks, and still no news of the baby coming out. Knowing smiles have turned into worrying frowns, add this to the fully grown bump and there is no end to frustration. There is a chance you started feeling impatient from the pregnancy much before coming full term. Right?

The first thing to know and understand here is that this is completely normal. Having been active and free soul before being pregnant, the added weight and discomfort does result in moodiness and frustration in women. Some women face depression in such a condition. If you find yourself facing the symptoms of depression, contact your doctor immediately and get it treated. Untreated depression is not good for either you or your baby. Luckily most of the pregnancy related depression can be treated.

If you are fed up of people constantly talking about the baby, then politely change the topic. But if the conversation always returns to the baby, pregnancy and related topics, tell your friends frankly that you need a break from baby and pregnancy talk.

It can be an uncomfortable experience waiting for the baby with the growing bump, but while you are still waiting, you might as well make best of the free time, because you’re not going to have much after the baby comes.

Try these methods of passing time while you wait for the baby:

  • Spend time with your husband, because after the baby comes you are not going to get any couple time together.
  • Prepare yourself for the baby because no matter how much you are fed up of the baby talk, there is a baby coming and you better unclutter your home to make space for the baby.
  • Pamper yourself while you have the time, get yourself a manicure, pedicure, or a facial so that you look your best for post baby photo shoot.
  • Watch a movie or read a book that is a comfort zone and always cheers you up when you are down.
  • No matter how much time you have, make sure you don’t indulge in overeating. Avoid sugary foods, namkeens, oily foods or processed foods.
  • Catch up with your friend(s).