Tips for Dealing with Being Overdue When Pregnant

Tips for Dealing with Being Overdue When Pregnant

Your due date arrives and you’re all excited to finally getting to meet your little one. But then nothing happens! Your little one decides he/she is quite happy in your tummy. The last trimester is already hard enough (not to mention the whole of pregnancy) and being overdue is often depressing and annoying. Here are some tips to help you deal with it.

pregnant-readingTake Your Mind Off It

Do everything you can to take your mind off the situation. Take up a new hobby (that you can do with the bump) or do another clean of the house.

Keeping yourself busy is the best thing that you can do right now just to keep yourself sane. It can be a long wait never know when labour will start.

pregnant-baby-roomDo Another Check on the Hospital Bags and Baby’s Room

Now is a great chance to make sure you’ve got everything ready for your little one.

It may sound like last minute but while you’re trying to take your mind off things, you’ll check things in more detail and you may realise that something is missing.

You can also take another browse online to see if there’s anything you want to add.

two-pregnant-womenMeet Up With Friends

Spend some time with your friends as just you (and the bump!).

Yes, they’ll probably ask about the baby still being there but you can make it clear before you meet up that you want to take your mind off everything.

Getting out of the house will do you some good anyway.

pregnant-with-friendGet Your Friends to Come to You

There are times that you won’t be able to get out.

You may be too tired with the bump or it may be doctor’s orders to stay in bed. When that’s the case, get your friends to come to you.

Good friends will never refuse when there’s tea and biscuits involved and you still get the chance to take your mind off things.

pregnant-exerciseDo Some Light Exercise

As long as you have the all clear, do some light exercise. Not only will this help you deal with being overdue when pregnant, it can help to induce labour.

Make sure you only do things that you’re capable of and that is safe to do while pregnant. You don’t want to do any harm to the baby.

pregnant-relaxEnjoy the Time Before the Baby

In a few weeks time at the most you’ll have a screaming newborn in the house. Enjoy this quiet time to do the things that you want.

Read a book, have a relaxing bath or just listen to music. You won’t get much of a chance once the baby is born at first.

pregnant-giving-birthDo Things to Help Speed Up Labour

Look at the things that you can do to help induce labour.

They’re not all guaranteed to work—in fact, most are old wives’ tales—but at least you’ll feel like you’re doing something to help.

You never know, your little one might decide to make an appearance.

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