You don’t have to wait until you’re nearing your delivery date to start creating your birth plan — that might be too late. Start early, and you’d have plenty of time to research and make your decision. Most hospitals usually provide you with a template, but if you wish to create your own, remember to include sections on birthing environment, pain management, post-birth care and the kind of delivery you wish to have.
Self care is also not just about making sure your body is a healthy home for your baby — it also means taking care of your own wellness and happiness too. Take time out for yourself to enjoy activities that help you to destress, and rest when you need to!
It might feel impossible to learn it all, but take baby steps. The fact that you’re here reading this article shows that you’re on the path of empowering yourself with knowledge, so good job!
Therapies, especially aqua therapies like Watsu® can help to reduce discomfort during pregnancy. Watsu® is a form of aqua therapy consisting of stretches, twists and massages in the water to enable a state of deep relaxation, easing away tension and relieving pain. Watsu® is especially beneficial for prenatal mums who are experiencing body aches, sleepless nights, backaches, and it is perfect for expectant mums close to their due date as it helps them to relax while promoting the opening of the pelvis and getting into the baby into an optimal position.
Inspire Mum & Baby is a holistic pregnancy, fitness and therapy centre. We offer prenatal and postnatal services such as aqua pregnancy, pre- and postnatal yoga as well as antenatal workshops and doula services to support expectant mummies in their pregnancy journey. We are also the only official Watsu® centre here in Singapore. Learn more about our services here!