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  1. Hello Dear,

    Thank you for writing to us at MediMetry.
    At the end of your third trimester, your body will begin to show signs that it is time for your baby to be born through labor and delivery. Although every birth is unique and hard to predict, adequate preparation can help you feel more confident when you go into labor and help your birthing experience go as smoothly as possible. As you prepare for labor and delivery, you should consult a healthcare professional every step of the way and prepare as much as possible for the new addition to your family.
    Do Kegel exercises, in addition to daily exercise. You should maintain a daily exercise routine of light to mild exercise during your entire pregnancy and focus on doing Kegel exercises to strengthen your pelvic muscles and ligaments. These exercises will help your body prepare for labor and delivery.

    How to do Kegel exercise?
    To do Kegel exercises, squeeze the same muscles in your pelvic area that you would use to stop your urine. Do not move your belly or your thighs, just your pelvic muscles. Hold the squeeze for 3 seconds, then release them for 3 seconds. Begin with holding and releasing for 3 seconds. Gradually add 1 second to the hold and release time every week until you are able to squeeze for 10 seconds.Repeat the Kegel exercise 10 to 15 times per session. Do three or more sessions a day.

    Take birthing and parenting classes with your partner. These also prove helpful in preparing you for delivery.

    Hope this answers your query. Feel free to write back to us with follow-up questions.
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