Finding out that you’re pregnant can be shocking, overwhelming and scary. If you have never been pregnant, no doubt you will have a bunch of questions. For instance, you might be thinking about when to go to the doctor, who you should tell about your blessing and how your body is going to change, all at once. The following article will get you up to speed on all the basics you need to be aware of.
Create a bedtime routine in order to improve your sleeping schedule when pregnant. Creating a consistent bedtime routine will ease your body into relaxing in expectation of bedtime and help sleep come faster. Try soothing rituals such as a warm shower, reading a short story, or having a shoulder massage.
As long as you try to eat three healthy meals a day, there is nothing wrong with indulging every once in a while! Your body needs you to eat certain things for a good reason, and you may just need to eat whatever it’s telling you to. While you still need to moderate your intake, it is a good time to enjoy indulging your cravings as you need to increase your caloric intake while you providing nutrients for both yourself and your baby.
Start taking prenatal vitamins prior to becoming pregnant. The first trimester is the time when your fetus develops the beginnings of its spinal cord and brain, which is called the neural cord. To have a healthy baby you must get the right vitamins and minerals, such as calcium, iron and folic acid, from conception to delivery.
Ask your doctor about your condition before you travel, while you’re pregnant. Take documents that detail the prenatal care you’ve received to this point, so that you’ll have them in an emergency.
When pregnant, fill up your car at full-service stations or have someone else fill your gas for you. Gasoline fumes may harm your baby. It is much better to ask for help than put yourself at risk.
Congratulations, because your life is going to change and be filled with great joy and excitement for the rest of your life nine months from now. Be sure to follow your doctor’s advice, lean on family and close friends for support you may need and above all, enjoy this most magical time of life.