Your B-day count down – TWO weeks to go

Read our three part countdown to a stress-free Birth day

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It’s all very well trying to sleep, but it’s so hard to get comfy! Try a warm bath before bed, then lie on your side with a pillow under your bump and between your legs. Or use a pregnancy pillow, such as the Big V Maternity and Nursing Pillow, £39.90, from John Lewis. You may get cramps, like period pains, known as Braxton Hicks, these are practice contractions. Unlike real contractions, Braxton Hicks generally taper off or disappear altogether.

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Two weeks to go

  • Swot up on pain relief and check what’s on offer at the hospital or birth centre you’re hoping to attend.
  • Prepare for labour by eating high-energy complex carbs, such as wholewheat pasta, bread and cereals, plus proteins such as chicken, fish and pulses.
  • Get measured for a nursing bra. You’ll need at least four – choose black, white or flesh for all occasions!

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