What to eat and drink during labour - At 32 weeks, your baby can turn their head from side to side, kick their feet and suck their thumb. Before they do this and much more in the outside world, prepare for their arrival by considering how to sustain your energy levels in labour and how you plan to feed your baby.
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Mum, at 32 weeks your baby can turn their head from side to side, kick their feet and suck their thumb. It won’t be long before they do this and much more in the outside world. So now’s the time to learn about sustaining your energy levels during labour and getting ready to breastfeed.
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