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20 Things You Must Do In The Ninth Month Of Pregnancy

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So you have sailed in the last 8 months and you can’t quite believe that you made it to the 9th month. You look like one big whale now, can barely walk properly, cannot see your feet standing up and struggle with clothes every morning. You sometimes pee as you sneeze or laugh out loud. The last month of pregnancy can drive you crazy, with all the physical and mental challenges and apprehensions and that pregnancy brain that doesn’t let you remember anything. Find out 20 Things You Must Do In The Ninth Month Of Pregnancy
You tend to get bored waiting for the arrival of the baby and want the month to end soon, but at the same time feel apprehensive about all the labor and delivery stories. Advises pour in from all corners and at all hours, making you anxious and eager for the new arrival. While you are at it, we present you a list of 20 things that you should do this time of pregnancy. All these activities will keep you from stress and let you enjoy the last few moments before the baby arrives.
9th month pregnancy


  1. Plan a date- or more
  2. Renew your phone storage
  3. Zero on a photographer
  4. Discuss your birth plan
  5. Take a mani and pedi 
  6. Packing the hospital bag 
  7. Choosing the baby’s outfits 
  8. Wash the baby’s clothes 
  9. Catch on sleep 
  10. Decide when to announce the baby 
  11. Accept help 
  12. Decide 
  13. Talk to your friends 
  14. Jot things down 
  15. Run dry tests 
  16. Stock up the staples 
  17. Thank you cards
  18. Take a day or two off
  19. Prepare the nursery 
  20. Relax 

20 Things You Must Do In The Ninth Month Of Pregnancy

Find out 20 Things You Must Do In The Ninth Month Of Pregnancy

1. Plan a date- or more

Just in a few weeks, you will have a new family member who will take all your attention and time. In these last few days, plan as much time together as ‘twosome’ as you can. Honestly, it is tough to say when you will be two again to spend some time!

2. Renew your phone storage

After the birth, you will be taking a zillion photos of the baby- that yawn, those tiny hands and feet, that little burp, or that smile (which is some time away). But then, you will not have time, so do renew or upgrade your phone memory now

3. Zero on a photographer

For those cute frames that will adorn the walls of your home for a lifetime, do some digging in finding a good photographer before you little bundle of joy arrives

4. Discuss your birth plan

When you go in labor, you will not be able to recollect anything that you laid on those papers labelled My Birth Plan. Do ensure that you discuss your choices with your doctor and ask your husband or any other family member to get well versed with it

5. Take a mani and pedi

Relieve your swollen hands and feet and pamper yourself to some nice sessions of manicures and pedicures. You do deserve to treat yourself, woman!
pregnant woman in salon

6. Packing the hospital bag

When you are in the last stretch of pregnancy, you cannot really be sure when the baby will actually come. Hence, packing your hospital bag while you still can is a great way to be prepared for anything, anytime

7. Choosing the baby’s outfits during the ninth month of pregnancy

If you are all set and have bought the baby’s clothes, take some time off and choose the outfits the baby is going to wear the first few days. At this time, all the attention would be shifted to the baby, so it is only wise to plan in advance as to what the baby will wear

8. Wash the baby’s clothes during the ninth month of pregnancy

Since a newborn’s skin is very sensitive, it makes sense to wash and keep aside some of the baby’s clothes. This will not only be a stress buster, washing those tiny clothes, but also keep your baby safe from any allergy that may arise from brushing against the fabric. Do follow our safe dressing tips for newborns

9. Catch on sleep during the ninth month of pregnancy

Yes, it is hard to catch some decent sleep at a stretch, but do catch on it whenever you can. You really are going to be short of sleep in the coming days, so make the most of it now

10. Decide when to announce the baby

Do you want people to visit you and the baby in the hospital? Or you’d like them to visit the baby once you are at home? Is there going to be a welcoming function? Decide all these things in advance to save yourself getting caught unawares

11. Accept help

So your in-laws offered you to take care of the household while you tend to the baby. Accept it. Do not think that you will be able to manage the home, the baby and yourself – labor and delivery is a tiring process and a taking care of newborn is not a cakewalk. Accept help graciously

12. Decide

How are you going to feed the baby – bottle or the breast? Is circumcision on the cards? What diapers will be used? Would you want a nanny from the start? Make all these decisions while you are still sane to do so

13. Talk to your friends during the ninth month of pregnancy

After the baby comes, you will not have time to even think about anyone else, forget talking to others. Call your friends at home or do a telecon, absorbing every bit of adult conversation. This will keep your mood elevated and we all know that such conversations are some distance once you hold your little bundle of joy
pregnant woman chatting

14. Jot things down

Being overwhelmed is normal in pregnancy. Is there something you’d like to keep as a journal for the days coming next? Write some of your favorite parts of the pregnancy, the worst moments and the times when you just gave up. Write a letter to the baby. Do it now, you know how quickly you forget everything

15. Run dry tests

Buying a pram or a car seat is one thing- operating them is another. So do equip yourself with the necessary knowledge of how to use these baby accessories. Or else, you get all confused pressing buttons and looking for the user manual

16. Stock up the staples during the ninth month of pregnancy

Do ensure that your pantry is full of all that you may need for a few weeks or a month. You will not get the time to visit the grocery store anytime soon

17. Thank you cards

As the baby will arrive, so will good wishes from friends and family. It is easy to forget posting thank you cards for people who take all the effort to wish you and the baby. Do get some thank you cards ready and if possible, organize an address list as well

18. Take a day or two off

Whether you are still working or are at home, take a break from all professional and personal duties and spend time being alone. This ‘me’ time is not going to be on the cards anytime soon, do take a day or two just for yourself.

19. Prepare the nursery during the ninth month of pregnancy

Do ensure that your baby’s nursery is all set and geared up for the baby – if there is anything missing, get it now

20. Relax during the ninth month of pregnancy

Last, but not the least, relax and calm yourself down. It is a big thing to get pregnant, but to actually bring a baby home is massive. Listen to your favorite songs, watch your favorite movies or just chill. Stay calm, and place all your trust in all the positive forces you believe in
Hope the 20 Things You Must Do In The Ninth Month Of Pregnancy was informative and helpful. And at last, do not make these mistakes that many new parent make! Happy delivery!

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