Before Birth - Preparing for Parenthood
We wish you well for the Big Day.
You've been feeling your little baby growing inside your ever-expanding belly for 36 weeks now. Some of you will have really enjoyed the experience.
Some of you might have found it really challenging. Or perhaps it was a series of 'ups and down's as your body and its various functions changed each month. Maybe you were starting to wonder if it was ever going to end!
As the day of your baby's birth draws near, we would like to provide you with some information that will help prepare you for the early days of parenthood.
Its nearly time for baby to venture out into the big, wide world.
Baby says I have been hearing and feeling your world for the last eight to nine months and now I am really looking forward to joining you in the outside world - wondering what it will be like to feel you hold me for the first time.
When I venture out into the big wide world I will be alert and looking for you. Everything will be new and I'll need you to hold me close and help me to feel safe and secure.
I'll need lots of cuddles. I'll love to feel your skin against mine.
I'll love to hear the sound of your voice. I'll recognise your voice straight away because I have been listening to it since I was 8 weeks old in your womb.
Talk to me softly and sweetly, read to me, sing to me gently. I'll be a great listener.
I'll need your love - it will help me to grow physically and emotionally.