How should I prepare for my baby's birth during week 26 of pregnancy?

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During week 26 of pregnancy, you can continue to prepare for your baby's birth by maintaining a healthy diet and exercise program. However, your exercise routine may have to be lessened in intensity since a high-intensity work out may produce too much stress on you and your child. Back pain also increases during this week and may make you want to avoid exercise. However, it is important to exercise regularly during pregnancy; just make sure you always exercise in moderation. Additionally, during this week some mothers like to begin making their birth plans with their doctor. Birth plans pertain to the directions that you would like followed when you are in labor. They usually concern things like medications, birthing methods, and emergency information.

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