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August 12, 2016

If she hasn’t already, your baby will drop into your pelvis and engage any time from now until the birth. You might find it easier to breathe when she does, as your lungs will be less crowded. This may be the only consolation in a week full of back pain, little sleep, breathlessness, and excess sweat. Make sure you are getting plenty of rest in these last few weeks. If you have time, think about making some meals to freeze for when baby comes as cooking may be the last thing on your mind. Your baby is still gaining weight and the fat under her skin is now fully developed losing her once wrinkly appearance. You may feel her getting the hiccups every so often. This is from training to breath and preparing for life outside the womb.

The first few days and weeks after you give birth will likely be an overwhelming time. You may feel elated one minute, and panic stricken the next. Here are some things you may need to know about. 

Sharlene Poole shares her advice for the best ways to settle baby 

MUMS' TIPs Self belief...Babies don’t come with manuals and for good reason – there’s no right way! 

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