Restless new mom

Good morning, what does a pregnant new mom do when she is at home and restless? Any ideas

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    10/15/14
    5Tabitha
    I started sewing and crocheting again.
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    10/15/14
    That's a good idea! I get so bored just sitting around the house. I most of the time clean but my family thinks I should just relax
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    10/15/14
    5Tabitha
    Just don't tell them how much you clean. ;) It is a good idea to be careful, but you know how you feel. I didn't have problems cleaning until about 6 months, then I had to rest more. But these things kept me sitting down more with my feet up.
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      10/15/14
      Yea, I cant let them know how much. But when I sit for to long I feel like I should be doing something..
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        10/15/14
        4Katie
        Hi! How far along are you? I rearranged my house a few times and cleaned it like crazy.
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          10/15/14
          5Tabitha
          I know the feeling, Kelly.
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            10/15/14
            Hi Katie, I am 22 weeks. I have been told its not good for me to constantly bend over.
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            10/15/14
            5Tabitha
            bend at your knees
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              10/15/14
              @ Debie, I would love to throw parties, but my family is not in the same state.
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                10/15/14
                I wish I had a job but I am showing. It's to late to get a job
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                  10/15/14
                  Is any of you guys thinking about having a natural birth without taking the epidural?
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                  10/15/14
                  5Tabitha
                  Yes, I've done a natural birth.
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                    10/15/14
                    Clean, cook, bake, figure out some meals you can freeze for the week... Take lots of pictures, Sewing is good, watch some TV, if you have Netflix watch a tv series, rearange funriture, BUT wait till you have the okay to move heavy things... normally about 6-8 weeks after baby is born. Go to target and just wonder... you don't need to buy anything unless you really want it... go for a walk around the block, read a book?? go on Moms.com
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                      10/15/14
                      Thanks MollyMae!
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                        10/15/14
                        @Tabitha hiw was it? Should I do anything to make that process easy?
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                          10/16/14
                          5Tabitha
                          Look up Ina May Gaskin, she's a natural child birth midwife that has great suggestions and help.. She has a YouTube channel, website and Facebook page.
                          I would seriously consider a water birth. The water is relaxing. If you can't do a water birth, then at least use a bath or warm shower to help.
                          spinningbabies.com has awesome suggestions, birthwithoutfear.com is a blog that has a on of birth stories that you will probably find helpful.
                          Look into a doula, they are a go between between you and hubby and doctors and nurses.. Then all you have to worry about is birthing that baby..
                          Start making a birth plan, write down what you want and don't want.
                          You'll hear a lot of this from Ina May but here's what I did. Laugh a lot, kiss a lot (it releases oxytocin which helps with the pain). Do your best to NOT lay down, especially after you've started pushing. Walking, hip circles (think hula dance) help move baby down and help a lot-you can also do this to help with hip pain as baby gets bigger, hands and knees-arch your back like a cat and then release I don't know why it helped, but it helped. Practice squats, make sure hubby or wall is behind you for balance. Keep your feet flat and squat-it's harder than it sounds lol. This is a position many women in oher countries use to birth as it opens up the birth canal.

                          It was surprisingly easier than I thought it would be. I had the first three with epidurals, then did a natural water birth. I could eat during labor, mostly liquids, but we ordered from the hospital cafeteria and got me smoothies, soup and the like. The water was heavenly. The biggest things that made me want to get an epidural the first times was I made myself think I couldn't do it. I did not let myself think this until I was pushing, then it was too late. :) The hardest part is getting the head out, after that-the rest of baby comes out fairly easy. I kept distracted between contractions, didn't let them check me much (it hurt like crazy, can't even describe) because if I wasn't as far along as I thought I should be, I would get discouraged.
                          If you don't want any drugs, make sure you stress that to whomever is on call and hte nurses when you go in, highlight in your birth plan.. the oncall midwife snuck in pitocin to deliver the placenta-I could barely walk the next day because of swollen feet and ankles. :/

                          And always remember, if it doesn't go according to plan, don't get discouraged. :) Just get baby here safe and sound.
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                            10/16/14
                            Thank you Tabitha, that was very helpful!
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                              10/16/14
                              5Tabitha
                              :) Ask if you have more questions. There are a ton of support groups on Facebook to learn from moms who've been through it. Are you birthing at a hospital or at home?
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