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August 12, 2016

The process of waiting can be agony, and it may feel like your body is doing nothing, but in fact there is still a lot going on. Your cervix is thinning, softening, and your pelvis is loosening in preparation for birth. Many women say they don’t feel quite right during these last few weeks, and it is totally normal if you feel unstable and have mood swings. It can be handy to map out your route to the hospital, with alternative options in case you hit rush hour traffic. Your baby will most probably have her head down and her chin towards her chest in the so-called ‘vertex presentation’, which is the most common birth position for the baby. 

Dietician Robyn Lawrence's advice for eating well during those first few postpartum weeks. 

Babies all have different personalities, which play a huge part in how they interact and crucially, how they settle. Here are some guidelines to help you identify what type of baby you have. 

MUMS' TIPS: Pack wet wipes for going to the toilet – they are much softer than hospital toilet paper, and a large water bottle, not just for drinking out of but very handy when going to the toilet for the first pee after birth.

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