Saturday, October 10, 2020

Just Finding Out You're Pregnant, Now What?

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Did you just recently found out you are pregnant? Are you going through some mixed emotions? Trust me; it’s perfectly normal. Many women will experience mixed feelings, both happy and sad. I can recall how scared, shocked, and then delighted when I found out all three times. Take the time you need to process the news, and once you have done that, there are a few things you will need to take care of to have a successful pregnancy.

Refrain from Stress

Stress can do a lot of harm to you and your baby. Such as an increase in the risk of miscarriage or premature births and also cause health complications to yourself. So it’s vital to prevent any of it, but sometimes it’s out of your control so try to limit it. If you see yourself getting stressed, go for walks around your area, or take part in prenatal yoga. (Fit2B Studio)  It improves sleep and also reduce stress and anxiety. Be sure to ask your Obestrician first before signing up for a program. Here are some extra tips to help you reduce your stress levels from another mom blogger, Rashmi.

Your Diet

Make sure to eat healthy meals for you and your baby. It’s crucial for your baby’s development and growth. There are foods you should stay away from raw seafood, rare meat, hot dogs, deli meats, raw eggs, and also any fish products that contain high mercury, such as Swordfish, King Mackerel, Tilefish, Shark, and Tuna. It can cause damage to your baby’s brain development and the nervous system. You can ask your obstetrician for a list of foods that are safe to eat and not eat. So you can hang it on your refrigerator and be mindful of what you are eating.

Search for an Obstetrician 

You can either ask your friends who have had babies or look online for one. You should feel comfortable with the doctor you select since you will be seeing him or her throughout your pregnancy up until the day you give birth.

Drink Plenty of Water

Make sure to drink plenty of water to stay hydrated. You should drink about 8 to 12 glasses daily. It’s essential for both you and the baby. Especially during the third trimester because it can cause contractions to occur before its time. 

Maternity Wear

You may start to feel uncomfortable in your regular clothing as your belly starts to grow but don’t worry. There are plenty of maternity clothing options that can be purchased either online or at a brick and mortar store.


Try to get a good 7 to 8-hour sleep nightly. It’s okay to find yourself needing more rest in your first trimester because your body is doing much more than its use.

Enjoy this Moment

Don’t forget to enjoy every moment of your pregnancy because it’s such a wonderful experience of seeing your belly growing as your baby develops inside you. You can even talk to your baby,  play light music by placing headphones around your stomach, and even read stories. It’s a great way to connect with your baby during this time.

If you have any tips to share, feel free to share them in the comments.😊

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