Pregnancy after previous loss (miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal loss) is a complex time. For the pregnant person, it is a time of joy, but it can also be filled with intense fear, anxiety, worry, and isolation. It is a time where the external world meets your pregnancy in celebration but doesn’t always make space to hold the other emotions that come along with it. Society’s lack of acknowledgement can make you feel like you are alone; that maybe something is wrong with you for not being 100 percent excited, joyful, or connected to your pregnancy.
Did you know that only 4 out of 100 babies are born on their exact due date?! You never know when baby will arrive, so plan what you can ahead of time! Even though it will be a short stay, taking the time to plan and pack for the birth centre helps make sure that you, your partner, or support person and new baby have everything needed to feel comfortable while there.
How important could choosing the ‘right’ diaper bag possibly be? As it turns out, very important! There is nothing worse than having your hands full with a bolting toddler and a newborn who has just had a diaper blowout in the middle of the mall and having to spend what seems like an hour digging to the bottom of your bag to find the wet wipes while screaming at the top of your lungs to your wandering toddler, “Come back here!”
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