On Your Mind
You're likely tired but happy as you pack and prepare for the big day. Just remember the “estimated” in estimated delivery date to avoid a big letdown if baby is tardy.
As sleep gets more and more elusive and your discomfort increases, you may find yourself easily provoked. To keep your cool and limit anxiety:
Stay clear of encounters with people you know will irritate you.
Ask your significant other to be the point person on all “anything yet?” questions.
Take a deep breath and go over what you learned in childbirth class.
Talk with your partner or labor coach about ways to relax.
Ask your provider any questions that may still be on your mind about labor and delivery.