Congratulations on your pregnancy! Your pregnancy is going to be one of the best times in your life. This is a one-of-a-kind journey, full of wonder, amazement and a whole lot of questions. We want to help by offering some useful guidance.
Are you pregnant? Do you plan on breastfeeding? Are you ready to face the controversy that can come with public breastfeeding? Look into nursing clothing to help you do just that! Many maternity lines also carry “breastfeeding shirts.” Some work so well, no one is the wiser. Also, practice nursing facing a mirror so that you’ll be able see what you look like to others.
Follow your doctor’s appointments religiously. This will help you stay apprised of any issues that pop up, major or minor. These are important check points for the health of your baby. Never miss an appointment to give you and your baby the best care possible!
Don’t gain too much weight when you are pregnant. Gaining too much can create health problems and it will be hard to lose later. Average weight women should expect to gain between 15 and 30 pounds during the entire course of pregnancy.
During one of your first meetings with your OB/GYN, you will be prescribed a prenatal vitamin. You should be sure to take these every day. The prenatal vitamin supplements your diet with a variety of vitamins and minerals that are essential for the healthy development of your baby.
Don’t change the litter box if you’re pregnant. The chemicals found in litter and cat feces can be harmful to pregnant women. If married, then ask your spouse to change the litter, if single ask a neighbor, friend or family member to pitch in and help until you have the baby.
Pregnancy is an incredible moment. It is like no other experience. Ask as many questions as you need to to get through it. You should have received some helpful information in this journey. It is a great guide for your coming months.