During pregnancy, the most important thing is having support. Anai Rhoads shares ideas for partner support both during and after pregnancy.
Massage can decrease stress and improve relaxation, improve lymph drainage, have a balancing effect on glands, all of which are of huge benefit during pregnancy. It is the most under-rated method for helping women during their pregnancy and otherwise.
by Anai Rhoads
The average pocket EDC calculator is based on the first day of the last menstrual cycle in a 28-day cycle, so attention must be paid to the interval between the patient's periods (i.e. if the interval is 35 days instead of 28 days, then the EDC will be one week later than that determined by the pocket calculator; the opposite would hold true for a 21-day interval). Reliable dating by last menstrual period requires that the patient has had three consecutive regular, normal periods and not to have been on hormonal birth control during that time.
If you feel strongly about delivering at one particular hospital, then you will have to select a doctor who is affiliated with that particular institution. The OB/GYN department can provide you with a list of doctors for you to select from.