Birth plans and delivery rooms. Now is a good time to review current regulations for visitors, midwives, or staffing in hospital delivery rooms. As the situation across the country changes rapidly, stay informed and review your birth plan with your doctor so you know what to expect on delivery day.
Healthy habits, lasting results. Do something healthy for yourself every day, like a stretching session, a walk outside, or a phone call with a good friend. Now is a great time to start a healthy habit and give yourself the time you need to stay balanced, calm and confident.
Immunity-boosting. You’ve probably heard that “breast is best.” Moms and babies need sleep, good nutrition and regular exercise to maintain healthy immune systems. For baby, breastmilk is the very best food to pass along healthy immune-boosting antibodies. That immune-strengthening head start will last a lifetime. Check out our sister organization, mySafetyNEST.com for additional tips on breast feeding.
Stress less. Remind yourself that staying as stress-free as possible is better for you and your baby. If you find yourself getting overwhelmed or anxious, seek out people who can talk through your feelings with you. Stress is a contributing factor in many illnesses, so recognize when you should ask for help in managing your own stress effectively.
Cleaner, greener. Around the house you can use common products like white vinegar, baking soda or hydrogen peroxide instead of more costly, chemically-filled products. Regular wipe-downs don’t have to take up much time and will help reduce your exposure to any potential virus in your home. You can find what you need in any grocery store or online if that’s how you do your shopping.
Choose these safe, toxin-free cleaning ‘all stars’ for your home: