The end of a pregnancy can be bittersweet for some. Many of us really enjoy being pregnant and experience a sense of lose when it is over. But for most the incredible joy of holding your child for the first times erasers any sorrow.
If you are still with child this week, your OB/GYN may be discussing the possibility of inducing your labor. It is likely that you will be given a “D day”, that is to say that if you don’t go into labor by a certain date (may or may not be your original due date), you doctor will start the process by a few different techniques.
This is about the point in the pregnancy when you have the feeling that “enough is enough”. You are probably uncomfortable (because your have a huge basketball under your skin), tired (because you haven’t gotten a good nights sleep in the last month), anxious (unsure of what is to come with the labor and delivery) and just plain ready to hold your baby in your arms instead of your belly.
Who’s coming to visit and when? You have been pregnant for 9 months now with one (maybe two or three) baby so that’s the only addition to your household when you return from the hospital, right? Most likely, WRONG! If this is your first child, or worse the first grandchild on either side of the family, you can expect to be inundated with visitors. You