How to Prepare for Your Due Date

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It’s now the third trimester and your due date is fast approaching. Along with packing your bags and arranging the nursery, prepare yourself and your home for your new baby’s arrival.

Step 1: Take a tour
Take a tour of the hospital to see the labor and recovery areas. Ask about special birthing options, such as a labor tub, and inquire about available childbirth, newborn care, and breastfeeding classes.

Step 2: Pack your bags
Pack your hospital bag at least a month before your due date and include toiletries and baby clothes. Also include comfortable clothes for your postpartum recovery such as a robe, pajamas, nursing bras, and socks.

Tip
Make a list of phone numbers for friends and family members you plan to call from the hospital to announce the birth. Tuck it into your hospital bag for safekeeping.

Step 3: Fill out and submit paperwork
Fill out and submit your hospital paperwork in advance and you won’t be filling out forms during your actual, painful labor.

Step 4: Examine the fine print
Examine your health insurance plan and review how long your hospital stay is covered, if visiting nurse services are allowed, and what your well-baby coverage is.

Tip
Stock your freezer with frozen convenience items and keep a handy checklist of nearby carry-out venues for easy meals after the baby arrives.

Step 5: Keep gas tank filled
Keep your car’s gas tank full as the due date nears. Also make sure your driver is familiar with the route to the hospital, and find out where to park ahead of time.

Step 6: Research car seats
Research the available car seats to determine which one is best for you — you’ll want a federally-approved car seat. Familiarize yourself with its installation.

Step 7: Arrange the nursery
Arrange the nursery before the baby arrives. Include a crib or bassinet, diapers, clothes, bibs, blankets, and bottles and nipples if not nursing. Talk to experienced mothers to determine what items are truly needed. Now, get ready to wait.

Did You Know?
About five percent of babies are born on their estimated due date.

Comments

Ella Catherine says:

You need nipples no shit 

arielboyd12 says:

once i saw the word nipples i fell off my bed…thats how hard i was
laughing XD

Maisy2499 says:

Of the last 10 comments, 80% are about the nipples. how fucking immature
are you guys?

djsugah says:

the list in the beginning was way too full. computer with internet access??
nipples?? dipers??

electrostatickmar says:

I still dont know why Im watching this…..so interested lol

Emma Thorne says:

why im i watchin this? and nipples hahahahaha

Scout S. says:

You will need: Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah Nipples O.o

laughingJanell says:

u will need nipples lol really?

xshietTAY says:

wrong nipples..

bronaghbby38 says:

you will need nipples? LOLOLOL HAHAHAAAA

GifsPicture says:

Step 1: Adopt!

Christina Prasad says:

You will need 1. Nipples

METALLOVEx says:

i iz 12 years old WOO

enbayentay says:

don’t those nipple things come with the bottles?

MaggieAnne327 says:

Oh my god…nipples, as in the thing that goes on the bottle so babies can
drink out of it…so if a women chooses to pump breast milk, or use a
formula. Jesus people.

MysteriousGirlof2011 says:

@METALLOVEx thats evil.

guye ristuccia says:

NIPPLES :D!!!

emic1225 says:

Go on a road trip with a bear. 😀

serentonin says:

You will need.. “nipples” – male or female?

Blakley Productions says:

damn, i dont have nipples

METALLOVEx says:

you will need a wier hanger optional bin bags step one insert wier hanger
into vagina step two pull out mistake step three put in bin bag and dispose

tobi9ify says:

uhhhhhh 0.o

elasticunderpants says:

now how are you going to keep a full tank of gas for 9 months

METALLOVEx says:

@MysteriousGirlof2011 thats cuz i am 😉

3CardMonteMaster443 says:

why am i watching this im a guy

wewyllenium says:

Dammit that’s a lot!

dcs290 says:

i thought this ment how to prepare for a big event….this should be called
“howcast:how to prepare yourself for squeezing a 8 pound mistake out of
your vag!

RedRandomMonster says:

This video is most popular with: Female 13-17 Female 18-24 Male 13-17

crosscountry1225 says:

Dang I just used up my last nipple yesterday, I guess it time for an
abortion

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