How to prepare yourself for pregnancy and childbirth
Pregnancy and childbirth are major events in the lives of most women.
Expectant mothers often have all sorts of fears, which need to be probed into and offered tips for safe pregnancy and childbirth.
It is very important to bear in mind that pregnancy and childbirth are normal events and that usually there will be no major problems.
One topic that should be discussed during pregnancy but is sometimes ignored is breast-feeding. So many mothers needlessly worry about the adequacy of breast milk and sometimes give some other milk unnecessarily resulting in problems.
It is very important to understand during pregnancy itself that breast milk is the best gift a mother can give her child and that almost every mother will get enough breast milk for her baby.
The production of breast milk is also a natural process and all that the mother needs to do is to be calm, believe that she will have enough milk and feed the baby on demand.
A positive mental attitude goes a long way in ensuring adequate production of breast milk. It is unnecessary to give anything other than breast milk during the first four to six months of life. It may even be harmful by exposing the delicate baby to infections.